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Downtown Aquarium, Denver

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#3 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
See more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits and over 500 species of animals at Downtown Aquarium. Follow one two inside pathway for freshwater species from local rivers and lakes, and the other pathway for ocean species. Your fingers can explore crabs and stingrays in the touch tanks. Watch for plaques marking exhibits with rare or endangered species. See Downtown Aquarium and all Denver has to offer by arranging your trip with our Denver trip itinerary builder site .
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  • We paid $100 for our family of 4 and the smell is enough to gag you. Not sure how they thought someone was going to eat there. We walked through in about 30 minutes had to leave based on the smell. Th...  more »
  • Why does an aquarium have 3 tigers? I felt sorry for them. The tiger enclosure was too small. The rest of the aquarium was good. Loved the otters. Disappointed that there were no dolphins.  more »
  • Interesting, very good located, nice setting, very well themed species, look in very good condition, worth
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  • Hello there, It is with great admiration that I write this 5 STAR REVIEW for the venue & great staff at the Denver Aquarium in downtown Denver. My name is Brian Masters, and I am the owner of Casino Party USA in Denver, Colorado. Our company creates and hosts over 400 “Casino Theme Party” events a year, and the Denver Aquarium is one of our favorite event venues for guests looking to have a fun & exciting "non-traditional boring sit down hotel type" event. IT'S THE DENVER AQUARIUM! IT'S AWESOME!!! Annie and Rashid, at the Denver Aquarium, and their staff are professional, courteous, responsible, and extremely talented at working with our clients and guests at their venue. The Denver Aquarium venue is always clean, well maintained, and a beautiful venue for your next corporate, holiday, or wedding event.. I would highly recommend the Denver Aquarium for anyone looking to host their event there. Thank you, Brian Masters - Casino Party USA
  • This is a great place to take the kids and burn so energy for a couple of hours. It's always clean and comfortable. I really don't like that they force everyone to take a picture at the beginning. They don't even make it clear why you're getting the picture taken or where you can purchase it at the end. Meanwhile, the line to get in backs out the door. Once you're past that, though, it's pretty much smooth sailing.
  • Our Girl Scout troop went here for two sleepovers, and everyone loved the experience. Pros: good quality food, interesting and informative exhibits, and very helpful and knowledgeable staff members. I 💜 the stingrays!!!!!!! Cons: food is very pricey. Admission is worth every penny, but adds up quickly with a group of people. Can get claustrophobic, if that bothers you or you have young or sensitive children.
  • It's nice to see the additional items they've added to enhance your visit. The mermaid show, and 3D theatre, and climbing banana tree give kids a little adventure and challenging of physical activity. With your ticket purchase each child gets a free small refreshment. I only wish food selection was expanded to offer more nutritional food that wasn't so costly, as so for chips and other junk items offered.
  • Had some problems with passes we had however the manager Aaron C. took care of the issue promptly. Greatly place for the family and great customer service. . We go a couple times a year and everyone always has fun. Restaurant also has great food.

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