Denver’s Downtown Aquarium is more than just an aquarium -- it’s also an entertainment and dining complex. Featuring over a million gallons of underwater exhibits, and over 500 species of animals, the Downtown Aquarium proudly houses sea otters, thousands of fish from climates all over the world, an interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, and even two live Bengal Tigers. Exhibits are ordered by where the animals originate, which aids in children learning about the various ecosystems. An upscale, full-service Aquarium Restaurant with floor to ceiling glass views of the large aquarium holding tank is available, and women in mermaid suits have been known to appear and wave to onlookers.
Add to this an upscale bar, a fancy ballroom for dancing, and a full-service restaurant available for private or group parties, making the Downtown Aquarium is Denver’s number one spot for not just underwater viewing, but for entertainment for the entire family.
The Downtown Aquarium is located in Northwest Denver, on 700 Water Street, and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. through 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $16.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. There is an exhibit discount and free parking after 6pm with an Aquarium Restaurant receipt.