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Downtown Aquarium

Features Animals
Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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 6 days ago
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Great way to spend a couple of hours on a cold winter day

Really enjoyed our visit, nicely laid out with plenty of good information about the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken S
Pine, Colorado
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  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 31, 2003

We went to Ocean Journey on a Sunday afternoon. There was a line to get in and you have to stand outside to buy your tickets. Adults were $14.95 each, children 4-12 were $6.95. We found a coupon on a local web site and our...More

21  Thank Global30074
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 25, 2006

I live in Salt Lake City and recently made my 3rd visit to the Denver Aquarium with my wife and 2 kids and was sorely disappointed. The aquarium used to be called Ocean Journey, but I am not sure if it has some other name...More

42  Thank BunSmoke
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 6 days 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.

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Reviewed 6 days 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

1  Thank thebaug
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Watersprite91
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Jennefer P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I did a private meet and greet with Aspen, the two-toed sloth. Such an amazing experience, my wife was brought to tears she was so happy and over whelmed. We were able to get the sloth and take as many pictures as...More

Thank Robinson F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great aquarium for smaller kids and the 4D theater show is great. Really surprising to see Sumatran tigers in an Aquarium. its pretty small though.

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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