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Downtown Aquarium

#23 of 251 things to do in Denver Features Animals
700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Expensive and small

This is a very small aquarium with not much to see. It is expensive for what it is. We were in and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Great place to go

The aquarium was a great place to visit when you fly in to Denver in a snow storm. It is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very small aquarium with not much to see. It is expensive for what it is. We were in and done going as slow as possible in 1 hour. The best parts are the monsoon exhibit and the sting ray feedings. I would...More

Thank 1terfore
Reviewed yesterday

The aquarium was a great place to visit when you fly in to Denver in a snow storm. It is expensive. We did eat in the restaurant, the food was great and the service was great. The fish variety was great and it was very...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I love otters! We had a wonderful experience taking part in a private meet and greet with three of the otters living at the Aquarium. We were escorted to a private room. The otters were brought in and roamed the room right...More

Thank GreenShirtGuy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Downtown Denver aquarium is really good. It has a lot of different species and everything is really clean and organized. Love this place, definitely worth it

Thank Marchelo C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Would have given it 5, but it's very expensive we thought. It's a lot of fun but you can spend the same amount of money at the Omaha zoo and see a zoom and the aquarium.

Thank Machine1983
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its a good experience but definitely not worth $70 for a family of 4 for only taking 1hr 30 min to walk through and that's with stopping at everything and looking at it. Most likely not going back it was a rip off.

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We got the aquarium tickets only because only with those tickets were about 25 per person... if you want, you could also add two other experiences with that, but with those it would've been 30+ dollars per person. That's what to much for an aquarium....More

Thank mflores01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in to the exhibit, the first animal you see is a Turtle that must be ancient becuz he's huge! Too bad they have him in a 4x4 tank. Poor guy has no where to swim too, up or down. They...More

1  Thank Kacie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to many an aquarium... this one was ok- not the best- but certainly not the worst. I enjoyed the stingrays, and they also have a tiger for some reason. Most of the plants etc. are fake and I would definitely avoid the "4D"...More

Thank bagelobagel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing as this is a chain that promotes the restaurant so heavily we were unsure how much of an aquarium this would be. But for the $20 ticket we thought the experience was nice. The basic aquarium attraction was pretty big and had a large...More

Thank Arianakb
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Parking? Free?
21 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle R | Reviewed this property |
No it was $7 when we were there
Megan F
The hours online (on their website) say 10am but someone was telling me they don't actually open until 11-11:30? Does anyone know?
6 March 2017|
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Response from nicolas s | Reviewed this property |
they can let you in by 2 in the morning, that is, if you have the early bird pass.
When is the sloth exhibit in 2017?
25 January 2017|
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Response from KARIN D | Reviewed this property |
never heard of it either.