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Downtown Aquarium

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Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Little Ones Love the Denver Aquarium

We were fortunate to go in the late afternoon on a very cold and icy day. There were no crowds and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denver, Colorado
What is with the animals?

My wife and I visited the aquarium in September, 2018. It was a nice aquarium and definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.
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700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were fortunate to go in the late afternoon on a very cold and icy day. There were no crowds and we had the place to ourselves. Our 2.5 year old really enjoyed the exhibits and mermaids. It was so much fun to see her...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pjlm2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love fish (watching and eating), this is the place. A unique themed setting with an “underwater” ambience. The aquariums are spectacular, and the mermaid shows are fun. Every seat has a good view of the aquarium. The food? My family enjoyed our meals,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swwtheman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Denver's Aquarium last Tues. 11/6/18. We were so amazed how the experts made so many beautiful areas with true natural exhibits for fish, sharks, seahorses,even a Lion!! who lives with waterfalls and real sunlight above. You must go and see this exhibit. Petting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is so delicious. We sat by the huge aquarium. The tables by the tank was incredible. The fish looked so big.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank raw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the aquarium in September, 2018. It was a nice aquarium and definitely worth the time to see. We were both puzzled by the animals displayed. The tigers should be at the zoo and not so much the aquarium. Definitely get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank thebaug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's be honest - the downtown aquarium is here to make money and they charge a lot for entry and they charge for parking. It is a neat facility, however if you've been to the Shedd in Chicago you will wonder where the rest of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This aquarium is a delight. there is one narrow path that takes you past displays of live sea creatures so the crowd is not deep. there are several large tanks, one has regularly scheduled live mermaid demonstrations. there is also an awesome tiger habitat. try...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Watersprite91
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Really enjoyed our visit, nicely laid out with plenty of good information about the exhibits. Pretty good level of educational information for kids of all ages and the exhibits, tanks, etc. are well kept and give you a good view of the various critters inside....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ken S
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado, formerly Colorado's Ocean Journey, is a landlocked public aquarium and restaurant that focuses on the relationship between inland freshwater ecosystems and the ocean. Located at the intersection of I-25 and 23rd Avenue, the 17-acre, 107,000-square-foot facility opened in 2005 after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Well kept, clean and nicely set up aquarium. Was pleasantly surprised... The flash flood demonstration is a nice touch, showing the raw power of water... Seeing those sharks in their full glory, was impressive... And tigers... wasn't expecting that one! There was a lady feeding...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 1, 2018|
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Response from Desiree H | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I don’t believe they check bags. You may call and verifying, but I don’t remember this occurring. Have a great time.
Trenna J
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Bernie M | Reviewed this property |
Negative... A few of the smaller aquariums are actually open on top And I think they are extra cautious about contamination from the outside..
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Jessica M | Reviewed this property |
There are a few mermaid shows a day. They’ll have them posted. The show is a little shirt and gets packed early. They close off one of the walk ways for seating and the entire show is maybe 10 minutes....I didn’t visit the... More