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Visit the Downtown Aquarium Denver for a family friendly experience.
Whether you live in Colorado or are visiting be sure and visit the Downtown Aquarium in Denver. The Downtown Aquarium has more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits and houses over 500 kinds of animals, and an interactive Stingray Reef touch tank. It also has an Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and more. The Downtown Aquarium is located at 700 Water St. in Denver Colorado.
The ticket prices are as follows:
Adults ages 12-64 $17.99
Seniors 65+ $16.99
Children ages 3-11 $11.99
Children 2 and under FREE
There are other extras you can purchase such as:
4D Theater Ticket $6.25
Carousel Tickets $2
Aquarium Express Train Tickets $2
Spencer and I had the opportunity to visit the Downtown Aquarium last week. We parked in the parking lot across the street from the Downtown Aquarium and parking costs $7. There were plenty of places in the lot to park, but we did go on a weekday in the middle of the day. After you arrive, pay for your tickets and have your bands put on your wrist you walk in, and a person greets you with a camera which takes your photo. You can purchase the photo later after you have gone through the aquarium.
There are several different exhibits within the aquarium. You can watch hundreds of different fish species, sharks, snakes, birds, otters and even a tiger to name a few things. I certainly love the otter exhibit it is by far my very favorite. I can just watch them play for hours. Spencer’s favorite exhibit is the Tiger. We both can spend a lot of time just on those two things.
The aquarium even features a gigantic tunnel where the fish are about you.
It is actually a neat experience to see the fish swim above your head or under your feet. Yes, in one place they have little spots on the ground where you can see the fish beneath your feet. There are interactive activities including the Stingray Reef touch tank. You can buy food to hand feed the stingrays. The stingrays roll up the side of the pool and eat the food right out of your hand.
You can also meet the Mystic Mermaids at the Stingray Reef. The Mystic Mermaids have their own show that you can see while you are visiting the aquarium. We missed the show times while we were there. I would recommend visiting the show times so you can see the show.
Overall, I honestly like the aquarium it is a place that I would visit regularly if I lived in Denver. However, it is not terribly large, so it doesn’t take a lot of time to go through. I would recommend checking show times, etc. to spend more time there. It is a bit pricey at $18 a person, but they do offer extremely reasonable individual and family memberships. I would certainly buy this for my family. They do provide Ballroom and Banquet facilities, as well as, Birthday Parties and other events To learn more about the Downtown Aquarium and the special events they offer to visit the website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.