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Downtown Aquarium

#22 of 252 things to do in Denver Features Animals
700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Great attraction for kids

It's a great spot to take young kids. Probably not the best for adults only. We were in & out in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Good family entertainment for all ages

Lots to see here, not only aquatic species but tigers, eagles, etc. The "mermaids" swimming in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Davisburg, Michigan
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“shark tank” (60 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 3 days ago via mobile

It's a great spot to take young kids. Probably not the best for adults only. We were in & out in under 45 minutes so felt it was a bit pricey for the time spent. Kids loved it though!

Thank shalby324
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots to see here, not only aquatic species but tigers, eagles, etc. The "mermaids" swimming in the aquarium were lovely!

Thank wendyloo4ever
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had such a great time at the Aquarium! I didn't expect much since it isn't on a coast or the Great Lakes. It was amazing-tons of different animals and very well organized. When you think it's over, another exhibit appears! It...More

Thank mops4567
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice aquarium with lots of variety. BEAUTIFUL INSIDE VIEWS The restaurant was very nice ,and the seafood was excellent,many drinks options , and the prices were reasonable. Very good for families with kids .

Thank Stella SMTM T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great collection of animals both aquatic and from land! Had our pictures taken with the mermaids at the end of our visit as well!

Thank Can M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first had dinner in the restaurant. Pricey, but worth the experience. The food was good. Not exceptional, but good. I had fried shrimp. The dessert was worth being there. The Volcano. Big enough to serve six -- there were five of us. The enormous...More

1  Thank DeaN4U2C_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An aquarium is an aquarium right? No! Not all are created equal. I especially love the Denver downtown Aquarium because of the sharks. You can actually volunteer to work with them. Feeding them and cleaning the tanks! The entire experience was cool from start to...More

Thank Brittani M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from Texas and having the Houston Aquarium I was a little biased but all in all a great place to take your kids. They do try to pack too many activities in a small space so it is a little congested in areas, but...More

Thank Trish W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is worth a pass by and venture in. The historic value and architectural draw is there and a plus is that it is free so it makes for a great way to kill some and save some money.

Thank 8ric
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to give the aquarium of chance because we do not have such a nice facility in our hometown. The aquarium is well laid out and an easy walk through the areas which are clearly organized in a manner to show fish and some...More

Thank TryitYoullLikeIt
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I read that the Aquarium rent out strollers, do they rent out wheelchairs? Are the exhibits individually priced or is it one price for all the exhibits combined? How long is the mermaid show in the restaurant? Is the restaurant food worth the price that is charged? What is the indoor temperature of the facility; will a light jacket be necessary? How long is the 4-D movie and is it worth the price charged? Are cabs able to drop off and pick up customers?
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
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.