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Downtown Aquarium, Denver
(3.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Downtown Aquarium and many more Denver attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Denver trip itinerary planner.
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  • Without visiting on school tour hours, then wading through phalanxes of children, this is a beautiful, well-designed aquarium. Catching a mermaid sighting is optional, with lots of varied displays and...  more »
  • You purchase tickets and wait in line outside, which I thought odd & didn't like. We just did normal admission for $20, no add-ons like the 4-D movie. So it's not cheap, especially for a family outing...  more »
  • I mean, the fish are cool, but as someone who remembers when this was Colorado's Ocean Journey, the current owners' effect on the place is more than a little sad. There are SO MANY side things that ar...  more »
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  • Amazing Aquarium! A little small and quick to go through but they have a lot of exotic fish and wildlife to include a tiger!!! They offer a great stingray feeding take with good prices to feed them. They offer a great gift shop as well. And to top your visit off they have a restaurant at the end with a giant fish tank for your viewing pleasure. The food is great and the entire staff here was very helpful and friendly!
  • Slightly disappointed in this aquarium. Every new place I travel to I always visit the aquariums because it's one of my favorite things to do. Coming from Cleveland, it's very easy to get a 5/5 rating because our aquarium has essentially 4 Lake Erie perch and a stingray. Anyways, I was really excited about coming to this one because the reviews were great. We got there around 730 and it wasn't cheap. Then when we went inside to start looking around, about 3 of the exhibits were pitch black, I realize it was late and they were probably trying to mock nighttime for the animals, but we couldn't see anything! If we would have known, we wouldn't have gone inside in the first place. I am glad they do that for the animals but they should tell you in advance or at least make the price cheaper. Highly disappointed.
  • I expected more for our money. It took us an hour or less to see all of the exhibits. I feel the restaurant and gift shop took up the majority of the building.There is a lot of space that could be utilized for exhibits. The exhibits were interesting,however nothing particularly memorable or breath taking. Online supposedly there are mermaids? It seems there are more add ons and extras with additional cost than there are for general admission.to me it's about a profit not an experience. We took a map and could hardly believe we had seen everything. Online the aquarium looks appealing however I couldn't see my self paying$25 for admission again any time soon considering we travelled to Denver from grand junction to spend an hour. personally this aquarium is nothing special. Also there were guests (adults) tapping on the glass. I feel there should have been staff members near by to maintain the quality of life and safety of marine life and to answer questions. There were also poorly supervised children, loud and all over the aquarium which is beyond control of the aquarium its self,however it made the experience hardly enjoyable. I guess I was expecting something similar to ocean journey before it became the aquarium.😑
  • It was nice but I'm retired and there was a lot of kids there and I didn't want to block their view so I didn't get to see much of the exhibits. The Mermaids were good to the kids! I'd recommend this place to anyone. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and the food isn't too bad either. It is worth the price to keep the exhibits going.
  • Absolutely disgusting. Tigers are NOT play things to be gawked and pointed at by the general public. It is stressful for the tigers and dangerous for their caretakers. Countless people of have died, assuming that the tigers under their care were 'friendly'. They deserve a proper home, not prostitute's life of being put on display for the pleasure of humans in return for food. PLEASE send them to a sanctuary, they do not deserve this!