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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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Always a great place to go

My sons chose this place when given the choice between here, Elitch Gardens, and the Children's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Westminster, Colorado
nice experance

This is a nice place for a couple hours outing. Lots of exibits but only a partail day to see it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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 yesterday via mobile

We’ve been to several aquariums in various places and we thought this one was a lot of fun. Our kids are 8 and 5 and especially liked the mermaid show.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GoGreenGoWhite1
Reviewed 5 days ago

The aquarium is nice.I liked the exibits.but we saw everything.in a hour and a half.it's small.and you have to pay to park.parking should be free.you have to stand outside in the cold to buy tickets.to go into the aquarium..I think the price is a little.high.for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lorij7263
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on a family outing, 2 1/2 year old, parents and grandma. My granddaughter has traveled abroad and has been to the Denver zoo multiple times. All with smiles. Not at the Aquarium. Not sure why not but one thought is that the entry...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cinnebar
Reviewed 5 days ago

My sons chose this place when given the choice between here, Elitch Gardens, and the Children's Museum. It's a little pricey, but well worth it. There is a path through dozens of aquariums and even one room with tigers. At the end you can feed...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SarahTSears
Reviewed 5 days ago

The kids love the sharks and (some of) the adults love opportunity to scuba dive without spending $5-10k on travel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mobile824558
Reviewed 6 days ago

I attended a business meeting here. Who would've thought of this wonderful local venue to host a breakfast meeting and a private visit to the Aquarium? It was brilliant. This site used to be called "Ocean Journey" and...(little bit of Trivia and history here): it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CalaMansilla
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Denver aquarium is one of my granddaughter’s favorite places. There are hands on exhibits and talented mermaid shows. The shark exhibit is fascinating and the ability to feed sting rays tops off the experience. My granddaughter are 8,6,4 years old.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 1 week ago

really disappointed to see a tiger in the aquarium, the settings and environment were not for that of a tiger, not that a zoo is great, but imagine how much less appropriate an aquarium is. It was just heartbreaking, the tiger see's no sunlight and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank christagech
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent aquarium for an hour or two, but it would be hard to fill more than this much time. Some of the animal areas need to be updated and offer more enrichment for the animals. Don't plan on a second visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RSpan2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place for a couple hours outing. Lots of exibits but only a partail day to see it all.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 LadyLiberty210 | 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