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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 - 21:30
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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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Great way to spend a snowy afternoon!

Had so much fun wandering through this aquarium. The exhibits were well done, and there was a nice variety of displays. The automated animals are a little cheesy - but fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ricki G
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Denver, Colorado
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 742 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the aquarium with my 2 nieces, 4 and 8 years old. They enjoyed the experience but I found the price quite high considering the size of the aquarium. We spent approximately 2 hours here - we did see the tiger.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had so much fun wandering through this aquarium. The exhibits were well done, and there was a nice variety of displays. The automated animals are a little cheesy - but fun :) Lots of people there with early elementary school age children (and younger) and those kids were thrilled! I totally enjoyed myself.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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Thank wranglernwss22
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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3 reviews
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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