Downtown Aquarium was purchased by Landry's Restaurants, Inc. in 2003, when it was Colorado's Ocean Journey Aquarium. On July 14, 2005, Landry's reopened the redesigned complex as Downtown Aquarium. The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Downtown Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.
With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic and geographic exhibits and shopping, Downtown Aquarium has it all.
Had a great time at this location. Lots of very cool stuff to see. From exotic fish to tigers. Even got to feed a stingray or manta ray. Definitely worth the money to check out. Turtles and big fish in the tunnel aquarium were probably the highlight. Also did the 4D experience but that wasn’t too thrilling or satisfying.
This Aquarium it was the smallest I have been so far. It has interesting species of fish but not much of a selection because of space. The atmosphere is nice especially for children (the entire aquarium is gear for children) with things like feeding the Stingrays, climb the coconut tree, picture with mermaids, etc. For adults they like to eat with peace and watching the fish (even the children are quite!) the restaurant is not bad just a little pricey. We did enjoy the 3D movie and its a nice and is not that big, but the experience is nice and pleasant. Enjoy the show! For me most likely I want be back there unless I have guests with me such my nieces or other friends with kids.
The Downtown Aquarium in Denver was a total blast! We had an awesome family fun day here. There are tons of very interesting and fascinating exhibits. The facility is very well maintained. They offer fun extras like petting stingrays and face painting as well. We did not eat here, so I cannot speak to the food at the in house restaurant or snack bar. Highly recommend a visit to this aquarium if you are thinking about going.
Tip 1: Try to look at google maps for the non busy times, when it’s busy and you cannot walk or move it takes away from the wonderful and magical experience. Tip 2: Visiting with more than 4 people in your family get a pass. We got the captains pass because it was only 25 more than what we were going to pay for a family of four, and it comes with 4D show tickets and 4 guest passes to use at anytime. They are open until 9:30pm after rushes of the day night or evening is the perfect time to visit. Take time as it’s fairly short, you can walk through in about 15 min so keep that in mind. Make sure to catch the mermaid show and shark shows; times are posted on the entrance.
I absolutely loved the aquarium. It had a great layout and flow with a lot of different things to see and experience. The animals looked healthy and happy. Getting to pet the sting rays at the end was a blast as well. Took about an hour and a half to go through it all and the gift shop was reasonably priced with a great selection.