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Downtown Aquarium

Features Animals
700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Not worth me money

We should have went back to the Children’s Museum. It cost my family of 3 over $50 to visit this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Perkins, Oklahoma
via mobile
Violated Federal Disabilities Act

Four adults, one with certified service animal in closed carrier. Certification documents... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Buffalo, New York
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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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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 via mobile

We should have went back to the Children’s Museum. It cost my family of 3 over $50 to visit this aquarium and it was not worth it. Many of the attractions were shut down and cost extra. We would have been interested in planning for...More

Thank Mamabun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Four adults, one with certified service animal in closed carrier. Certification documents provided. Kevin rudely refused my daughter who suffers from serious PTSD entrance claiming people “abuse this “. Several managers approached all stated they have been directed violated Federal Disability laws and reduce admission....More

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have loved visiting aquariums since I was a child, and I wanted to enjoy this one enough to give it a higher rating, but I guess I've been jaded by visits to larger and better financed operations, like the Georgia, Tennessee and Monterey Bay...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very cool aquarium. Many interesting exhibits and things for kids to do. You can skip the ticket line if you're a Landry's Select Club member. Very nice restaurant with mermaids swimming in the main tank along the wall.

Thank Chitowncouple04
Reviewed 1 week ago

Denver has a really nice aquarium for being so far from any coast. Wear comfortable shoes--lots of walking.

Thank hamiltdm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to go. Interesting and educational. Great place for children and guests to see but prices are quite high for what it is. Also have a restuarant and offer holiday brunches and do kids' birthday parties, I believe. I would love to go more...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost went out of business a while ago, but was revamped and reopened. It’s a nice, average aquarium, but overpriced for the value. I would not recommend eating in the restaurant ( again, overpriced). I really don’t care for being led through the vast gift...More

Thank Gretchen s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid $100 for our family of 4 and the smell is enough to gag you. Not sure how they thought someone was going to eat there. We walked through in about 30 minutes had to leave based on the smell. The exhibits were ok,...More

Thank L1060UYbrianm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why does an aquarium have 3 tigers? I felt sorry for them. The tiger enclosure was too small. The rest of the aquarium was good. Loved the otters. Disappointed that there were no dolphins.

Thank rgte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A co worker and I went to the aquarium together. It was amazing!!! They’re are beautiful fish and amazingly large areas that accommodate large sharks, stingrays and more! I would love to go back and take my kids!! This was one of the better aquariums...More

Thank brownsgirl75
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Only service animals allowed
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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