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Address: 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211-5210
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+1 303-561-4450
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate...

This new innovative aquarium offers self-guided tours through two separate ecosystems, the Colorado River and the Indonesian River.

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A Very Pleasant Wintry Afternoon

After lunch in the adjacent restaurant, we toured the aquarium. The entrance fees were somewhat pricey and varied depending on the options selected (we chose the least expensive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
JEddleman
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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We needed to kill some time before a flight, and we saw a sign for the Aquarium, so we stopped. Maybe being from Florida has spoiled us, but it was just average. It only killed about an hour for us, but we seemed to be walking faster than everyone else! There was a big shark tank which was cool, but... More 

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Evans, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The aquarium is always a fun place to take the kids as there is a huge amount to see and do. This past weekend I had both of my kids swim with the fish. A1 Scuba puts the event on and the instructors are amazing, and this is a must for the kids especially. My kids were 8 and 11... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Too expensive for such a small aquarium. My husband and I had high hopes when we visited, but found it to be disappointing and a waste of money.

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Thank alexischatham
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love love eating a hearty meal at the aquarium watching quite an amazing assortment of fish in the ceiling to floor aquarium, also a mermaid show every hour or so. This is great for a nice change of pace to the usual dining out...great for kids! But also great for the kid in me!

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Naples, Florida
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After lunch in the adjacent restaurant, we toured the aquarium. The entrance fees were somewhat pricey and varied depending on the options selected (we chose the least expensive option for a Jackson each). I thought the indoor walking tour was excellent and well worth the price of admission. There were hundreds of different species of both fresh and salt water... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed early morning snorkeling, before the aquarium opened. All the gear and guidance on the event was provided by A1 Scuba. Excellent instruction and preparation for entering the tank and we were mesmerized by the fish and stingrays swimming below us. The swim portion lasted about 30 minutes, which actually seemed like a long time. The group was overbooked,... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing sites and much fun for kids! This is a very good place to take your child or a group of kids! This Aquarium has many exiting things to offer

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with my sister and brother in law enjoyed an afternoon at the aquarium. The large tanks with the sharks, eels, and giant sea turtles are great. The tiger was amazing!

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Thank Jess M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very very very small aquarium. This is way to pricey for what you get , not a lot to see. It would be more advisable to spend your money on a better day trip than this one.. Excellent gift shop , but when the gift shop is the highlight of the aquarium, well that speaks for its... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Denver Aquarium is a small, but great outing on a cold winter day. They have a wide variety of marine animals and wonderful exhibits that let you get up close and personal with the fish. They also have tigers - who knew! But a fun addition at the end of the tour. The food court is small, so if... More 

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