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Downtown Aquarium

Features Animals
700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Very impressive for anyone at any age. Not a cheap date, but what a great place to go! The gift... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike W
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Good but small and expensive. Go with children's museum instead

My two kids (ages 3 and 6) enjoyed themselves immensely here but I am not sure it was worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Coral Gables, Florida
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“flash flood” (78 reviews)
“shark tank” (61 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 21:00
700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive for anyone at any age. Not a cheap date, but what a great place to go! The gift shop is a dangerous place with all the cool souvenirs. Quite a smooth operation. 45 min wait to get into the restaurant, so plan ahead.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My two kids (ages 3 and 6) enjoyed themselves immensely here but I am not sure it was worth the money we spent given we only spent about an hour here (and went through twice). In addition to a high admission ticket, there are multiple...More

Thank agmiller2001
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The aquarium was quite fun and not as expensive as I was anticipating. Lots of fish and very informative. There was a fun sting ray exhibit at the end. Cool place!

Thank PumpkinSeed464
Reviewed 6 days ago

The wine fest at the Aquarium is the best! They don't oversell tickets so you never have to wait in line for the fantastic food and wine. Great selection and have been to it twice. Will definitely go again!

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquarium was really interesting and beautiful. Lots of amazing information and the fish are beautiful. I love the rays and they had so many of them. Just gorgeous. Plus the pool to pet was great.

Thank Amylis52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Starts with inland/fresh water fish which were very interesting (but not colorful). Desert flash flood exhibit fun. Salt water exhibits are very good but typical of any aquarium. This is not at the lever of the Monteray Aquarium but great for one in an inland...More

Thank sheldon m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a rather small aquarium but they do have otters, which I appreciate. Also some really lovely rainbow fish.

Thank DenaNechama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Denver Aquarium is not a bad aquarium for an aquarium not next to the ocean. There was plenty to look at, the starfish being my favorite! It was clean and provided you with a nice informational experience. It isn't quite as spectacular as the...More

Thank Tamara R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took on the adventure to check out the downtown aquarium during Labor Day and the overall experience was amazing. As we part take in the exhibits only and we were amazed to see what was displayed and even saw a show...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family outing here on a Tuesday afternoon. Seemed pricey at around $20+ a head. Very well laid out with excellent graphics to explain what is in each tank. All ages enjoyed the visit.

Thank Jaymarie F
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Juan R
3 July 2017|
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Response from Trish W | Reviewed this property |
Only service animals allowed
6 June 2017|
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Response from mchllsur | Reviewed this property |
Go to the children's museum or the zoo or the museum of nature and science or anyplace but here, takes 20 min to walk through, everything is overpriced, the movie we we t to wasn't even 15 min....much better things to do in... More
21 March 2017|
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Response from Michelle R | Reviewed this property |
No it was $7 when we were there