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Downtown Aquarium, Denver

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#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colorado
See more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits and over 500 species of animals at Downtown Aquarium. Follow one two inside pathway for freshwater species from local rivers and lakes, and the other pathway for ocean species. Your fingers can explore crabs and stingrays in the touch tanks. Watch for plaques marking exhibits with rare or endangered species. See Downtown Aquarium and all Denver has to offer by arranging your trip with our Denver trip itinerary builder site .
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  • The Denver Aquarium has all of the bells and whistles as any other aquarium would. It is located near downtown and is a quick in and out. If you are just doing the aquarium, it will take about 45minut...  more »
  • Took our toddler here to spend a couple hours while passing through Denver. We opted for the basic tickets so can’t comment on the 4D experience. There were many cool exhibits and our daughter had fun...  more »
  • The aquarium is deceivingly large. From the outside there isn’t much but once inside the aquarium winds around and has many cool areas. Local attention is on wildlife typically found in the immediate ...  more »
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  • Such a fun experience for my family of 7. We've done other aquariums like sea life and this one was way better then the others we've been to… they also have Tigers, birds, snakes, and other land animals. You also have the option to play games, Pet stingrays, and the kiddos can get their faces painted while you drink a Starbucks beverage. All in all great Experience. And if you have time they also have a restaurant inside which would have probably been fun but we did not get to it experience that part
  • The absolutely love this place! It is a great place for the family. It consists of more than just Fish. There is also reptiles and even a tiger! In addition to the exhibit, there is a excellent gift shop as well as a wonderful restaurant, Landry's. The price to enter can be a little expensive. If you want to dine in the restaurant, it's great to have a Landry's dining card. If you do, you do not have to wait in line. Whenever we go and want to eat there, there is always a very long wait, however, because we have a Landry's card we always walk right in. So if you are planning to dine there, see if you can get a Landry's card first. It will benefit you when it comes to your dining pleasure LOL. I hope you find this helpful.
  • Even when busy, still can see some really cool stuff. The otters are definitely a great part as they are so active. If you can catch a Mermaid, your little girl will really love it. A few interactive things like petting string rays and starfish.
  • This was really a pleasure to visit. A bit quaint and small in stature but still packed with beautiful and fun goodies. Included an opportunity to feed stingrays! I will never forget that experience it was a lot of fun we got soaked! Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable including an opportunity to learn about and understand the indoor tiger enclosure. There was a huge waterfall storm like scenario they had set up that was kinda terrifying but awesome.. lots of both fresh and salt water fish, sharks and turtles. Sea horses, starfish and invertebrates! I would definitely visit again!
  • Bit overpriced on just about everything they have but still worth it to take kids there. My kids had a blast. I had fun. Your experience might depend on time and day you go there. When I went most recently, there was a school group, so lines and wait times were ridiculous. Been there before and was quite nice and easy. Over all a great way to entertain your self and kids. Spend wisely, the pictures are overpriced, and so is the main restaurant.

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