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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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  • Over all a very nice aquarium, it could've used a little more lighting, in some places it was kind of dark. Great place to take kids, but it was pretty noisy. The shark exhibit was good, but the thing...  more »
  • This aquarium is very unique and different than most. They have a large tank with a tunnel going through which presents some up close views of rays, eels and sharks. They also have a cool flash flood ...  more »
  • We loved the visit. They have a tour en.el that you can see a variety of species and some of ellas.como to touch starfish and fish blanket. You have several options of tickets, from single exposure by about 20 dollars to see performances by nearly 40.
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  • Had a great time at this location. Lots of very cool stuff to see. From exotic fish to tigers. Even got to feed a stingray or manta ray. Definitely worth the money to check out. Turtles and big fish in the tunnel aquarium were probably the highlight. Also did the 4D experience but that wasn’t too thrilling or satisfying.
  • The Downtown Aquarium in Denver was a total blast! We had an awesome family fun day here. There are tons of very interesting and fascinating exhibits. The facility is very well maintained. They offer fun extras like petting stingrays and face painting as well. We did not eat here, so I cannot speak to the food at the in house restaurant or snack bar. Highly recommend a visit to this aquarium if you are thinking about going.
  • This Aquarium it was the smallest I have been so far. It has interesting species of fish but not much of a selection because of space. The atmosphere is nice especially for children (the entire aquarium is gear for children) with things like feeding the Stingrays, climb the coconut tree, picture with mermaids, etc. For adults they like to eat with peace and watching the fish (even the children are quite!) the restaurant is not bad just a little pricey. We did enjoy the 3D movie and its a nice and is not that big, but the experience is nice and pleasant. Enjoy the show! For me most likely I want be back there unless I have guests with me such my nieces or other friends with kids.
  • Tip 1: Try to look at google maps for the non busy times, when it’s busy and you cannot walk or move it takes away from the wonderful and magical experience. Tip 2: Visiting with more than 4 people in your family get a pass. We got the captains pass because it was only 25 more than what we were going to pay for a family of four, and it comes with 4D show tickets and 4 guest passes to use at anytime. They are open until 9:30pm after rushes of the day night or evening is the perfect time to visit. Take time as it’s fairly short, you can walk through in about 15 min so keep that in mind. Make sure to catch the mermaid show and shark shows; times are posted on the entrance.
  • I absolutely loved the aquarium. It had a great layout and flow with a lot of different things to see and experience. The animals looked healthy and happy. Getting to pet the sting rays at the end was a blast as well. Took about an hour and a half to go through it all and the gift shop was reasonably priced with a great selection.

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