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Downtown Aquarium - Denver

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School Trip, Touristy
Downtown Aquarium, Water Street, Denver, CO
URL: Downtown Aquarium - Denver...  Phone: (303) 561-4450

Activity Overview

Downtown Aquarium was purchased by Landry's Restaurants, Inc. in 2003, when it was Colorado's Ocean Journey Aquarium. On July 14, 2005, Landry's reopened the redesigned complex as Downtown Aquarium. The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world.

Things to Do

Downtown Aquarium features over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.

Kids will love the otters and the "flash flood". If you hit it right, you can feed crickets to the spitting fish and pet stingrays.

Exhibit highlights include:

Desert Animals and how they've adapted to extreme temperatures and lack of shelter from the sun.

Under the Sea that simulates the coral reef found just offshore in many seas, rich in caves and crevices that create excellent habitats.

Mystic Mermaids - Watch the mermaids swim among their sea life friends, all while teaching about the importance of taking care of our environment. Their family-friendly, interactive show is choreographed to music and is performed in the Under the Sea Exhibit.

Rainforest simulates different kinds of tropical environments including Mangrove swamps.

Coral Reefs serve as barricades, breaking down wave energy before it reaches land. This saltwater habitat simulates a protected coral lagoon, sheltered from the pounding waves by a barrier reef.

The Sunken Temple - Ancient ruins and temples are some of the world's most amazing mysteries. Many different cultures have temple ruins that have survived the ages.

Shipwreck - In this area, the paintings on the walls replicate a shipwreck and the exhibits simulate the edge of the coral reef, where most shipwrecks occur.

Tiger Tuesdays: Watch Heran complete a training session every Tuesday at 2pm.

ICE AGE 4-D Adventure Ride: Embark on an icy adventure! Join Manny, Diego, and Sid as they set out to discover a new world in this 12-minute, action packed 4-D Adventure.

Downtown Aquarium Insider Tips

  • Allow for about 2-3 hours for your visit. This is a nice little aquarium with some decent things to view. However the cost for a small aquarium like this one is a little high.
  • Exhibit Discount and Free Parking after 6pm with Aquarium Restaurant receipt.
  • Convenient to Downtown it has good parking facilities.

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