About the Downtown Aquarium:
The aquarium began life as Ocean Journey in 1999 as a multimillion dollar investment by the city of Denver. After years of leaking money, the city sold the aquarium to Landry's Restaurants in 2003. The redesigned aquarium reopened in 2005 as the Downtown Aquarium.
The Downtown Aquarium features exhibits on freshwater fish native to Colorado, as well as oceanic sealife from around the globe. More than 500 species of animals can be found at the aquarium, and the facility houses more than one million gallons of water.
Hours and Admission:
Hours for 2013:
Sun. - Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. & Sat.: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission for 2013:
Adults (12-64): $17.99
Seniors (65 and over): $16.99
Children (3-11): $11.99
Admission for children under two years of age is free.
Directions and Address:
The Downtown Aquarium is located on 23rd Ave. From I-25, exit on 23rd Ave. and you will see the aquarium right after you exit on the right. The aquarium charges for parking in its designated lot, but limited street parking at paid meters is also available.
700 Water St.
Denver, CO 80211
Don't Miss It:
- The aquarium is also home to several Sumatran tigers, and three of the cats are from the same litter.
- Gently pet stingrays or feed them fishy snacks in the At the Beach exhibit.
- The Aquarium Restaurant offers seafood dishes in a marine environment with a view of the aquarium.