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Downtown Aquarium

#25 of 255 things to do in Denver Features Animals
700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Total Enjoyment

Took three of the grandchildren, ages 7, 9 and 11, and we totally enjoyed the experience... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Very Nice but Relatively Expensive Aquarium

We visit the Downtown Aquarium each time we come to Denver. It is a nice Aquarium with lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Troy I
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Reviewed yesterday

Took three of the grandchildren, ages 7, 9 and 11, and we totally enjoyed the experience. Relatively small aquarium but well laid out and beautifully decorated. An excellent selection of sea life that achieves top marks for visual displays. We purchased the tickets that also...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visit the Downtown Aquarium each time we come to Denver. It is a nice Aquarium with lots of interactions for kids. Wonderful exhibits with lots of explanation for those who would like to learn more. The Tiger in the tropical rain forest area is...More

Thank Troy I
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am a diver, and an avid ocean enthusiast so I admit bias. but ever since it opened as Ocean Journey, this has been a pretty nice exhibit. of course it's no Monterey, GA (Georgia Aquarium) or Shedds, but it's worth checking out for the...More

1  Thank jamminChris W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to go to the aquarium since we hadn't been in such a long time. First, it is very overpriced admission. The aquarium is small for what you pay, so we walked through the whole thing in less than an hour. In order to...More

1  Thank Debbie N
Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff is nice and the have many educational activities for children of all ages. I only wish that the walking paths were wider, because it gets hard to see all the fish if there are many people there (go early in the a.m. so...More

1  Thank scotttevans
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the tour after eating at the restaurant. As such we got a discount which was quite significant but even without this discount it is still a good deal. The facility is not huge but is a good size if you have young children....More

1  Thank srburges
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not very large, but a good aquarium. Liked the otters and feeding the stingrays. At most would take 1-2 hours to see it all, so it is quite expensive.

Thank Snot_Finder
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the worst aquariums I've visited. Poorly engineered, the flow of visitors continually stopped at several bottlenecks. The display tanks were severely overcrowded and very poorly lighted. I was very disappointed as I uniformly loved everything else about my one week visit to Denver....More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Where do I start, it's overpriced for what you get. And so many chokepoints with soccer moms blocking the way with their oversized strollers, and 10 kids running out of control. It seemed like every exhibit there is someone trying to take a picture blocking...More

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice aquarium that is great for kids because it is not too big and has plenty to look at. The food there is good, but overpriced, which is typical for this type of thing.

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Juan R
2 July 2017|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
The Denver Aquarium does not allow pets to visit the aquarium.
6 June 2017|
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Response from mchllsur | Reviewed this property |
Go to the children's museum or the zoo or the museum of nature and science or anyplace but here, takes 20 min to walk through, everything is overpriced, the movie we we t to wasn't even 15 min....much better things to do in... More
21 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle R | Reviewed this property |
No it was $7 when we were there