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Address: 700 Water Street, Denver, CO 80211
Phone Number: +1 303-561-4450
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate...

This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.

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We had a wonderful visit here on Thanksgiving day - no lines, no wait

This was a good experience for 3 generations of our family on Thanksgiving day. There are many tanks full of fish of all varieties; some you walk under and other you walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
sue o
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West Chicago, Illinois
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West Chicago, Illinois
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905 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a good experience for 3 generations of our family on Thanksgiving day. There are many tanks full of fish of all varieties; some you walk under and other you walk through. There were caretakers who had an African porcupine on a leash near the bottom of the steps that lead to the restaurant and later on they had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So many types of sea creatures, easy to spend the whole day just relaxing watching all theses different kinds of species. Pictures don't do any justice!

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The aquarium has many exhibits with ceilings above the walkway allowing for VERY interesting views. Take pictures with your camera against the glass, the pictures look like you are inside the exhibits.

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Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being from the east coast, I'm used to Aquariums that just butt up against the ocean, but when you consider that Denver had to CREATE these huge tanks and all the salt water (and not simply pipe it in), this place is pretty decent. When I've gone with 4-5 year olds, they like the variety of creatures, especially the sharks,... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good selection of fish and other sea creatures. My son did enjoy it at the end. Thus, 2 stars. However, there is only one bathroom on the second floor where exhibits are. Otherwise you need to go back ALL the way back or forward to get to the bathrooms on the first floor. The same thing for food. For... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium was entertaining, and probably would have been better with young children, but I thought it was a little overpriced. They could also have more more variety on the types of animals...mostly different types of fish. There is really only one shark exhibit with a few types of sharks. They need more sharks, octopus, etc. Also, for some reason... More 

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West Berlin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting the aquarium. It is a great must go to place in Denver! It is great for kids of all ages! Adults too will love experiencing this place.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is very interesting with a large pool of sharks. We can observe many types of fishes. We can do it in 1h30.

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Newnan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to the Atlanta aquarium several times the Denver one was a bit of a disappointment to the adults in our group. The kids LOVED it, but we're disappointed that they missed the mermaids as they are only out a few hours and we didn't know when planning our visit. The aquarium is nice although small. We just felt... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As it started the day with snow planned an indoor activity so ended up at the aquarium I founded boring, the price was rather steep for what they have to show Many other aquariums in the US and overseas are far superior

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