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Downtown Aquarium

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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We are from Chicago so we know aquariums. The one in Denver is priced right, clean, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yorkville, Illinois
Great Aquarium

Price was a tad bit hefty to get in but really cool aquarium. Wide variety and easy to see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lauri H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.
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700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
+1 303-561-4450
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So there are a few issues. The price was very over priced. Visiting from Florida this is not Disney world so I don't get the cost of this place. Also, the stuff was ok to see but crowded and little space to walk thru and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been here multiple time with my kids, they loved it when they were 5 and they still loved it at 14! It takes almost 2 hours the first time through.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tdthatcher
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a good enough place to take the kiddos, but it is a bit pricey, and there are definitely better aquariums in other cities. It could use a thorough cleaning. It smells a little moldy. Restaurant is over priced.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janet F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from Chicago so we know aquariums. The one in Denver is priced right, clean, and interesting. People working their were friendly and helpful. The bar restaurant was very good as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RichChicago_IL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This aquarium is extremely small and has a funky smell. Honestly, the price is a little high for the amount of exhibits and space available to explore. I would highly recommend updating the facility as it seems a bit sad and old. However, cute place...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Price was a tad bit hefty to get in but really cool aquarium. Wide variety and easy to see everything. We were in and out in about an hour so if you plan on a day trip this would not be for you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lauri H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Denver Aquarium one evening, area was quiet, nice view of the skyline, could walk around the grounds safely. The entry line was a little slow since that is where you purchased day tickets, but it wasn't too long a wait. The photographer...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I loved our relaxing morning doing yoga in front of the shark tank. Great way to start off your Saturday!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 925lori
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great!!! We went first thing when it opened (at 10am) and no one else was there! Took about an hour to get through (leisurely) with no other people around. Our kids LOVED it!! Their favorite were the sharks and petting the sting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank frankfamilytravels
Reviewed February 13, 2019

When on vacation my brother took me to the aquarium. I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it because of the amount of walking involved. But to my surprise the exhibits were the distraction I needed to forget about the walking. I fell in love...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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November 1, 2018|
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Response from Desiree H | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I don’t believe they check bags. You may call and verifying, but I don’t remember this occurring. Have a great time.
Trenna J
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Bernie M | Reviewed this property |
Negative... A few of the smaller aquariums are actually open on top And I think they are extra cautious about contamination from the outside..
July 3, 2018|
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Response from LadyLiberty210 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few mermaid shows a day. They’ll have them posted. The show is a little shirt and gets packed early. They close off one of the walk ways for seating and the entire show is maybe 10 minutes....I didn’t visit the... More