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.
Nice aquarium. They charge for every little thing so get ready to pay for lots of extras. Pretty typical size and price for an urban aquarium. The children's museum is within walking distance so it's easy to do both and pay for parking once. It says they have a restaurant but it was closed for a private party so don't count on getting food here.
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This is a great place to take the kids and burn so energy for a couple of hours. It's always clean and comfortable. I really don't like that they force everyone to take a picture at the beginning. They don't even make it clear why you're getting the picture taken or where you can purchase it at the end. Meanwhile, the line to get in backs out the door. Once you're past that, though, it's pretty much smooth sailing.
Our Girl Scout troop went here for two sleepovers, and everyone loved the experience. Pros: good quality food, interesting and informative exhibits, and very helpful and knowledgeable staff members. I 💜 the stingrays!!!!!!! Cons: food is very pricey. Admission is worth every penny, but adds up quickly with a group of people. Can get claustrophobic, if that bothers you or you have young or sensitive children.
Went in with high expectations based off of a local we talked to. For $20 a person, you get about 1 to 1.5 hours of entertainment, very linear walkthrough. They have a couple large tanks, and good variation with locations, it just seemed a little small for the size of the building. It definitely seems like you are going to get a larger experience. The aquarium is the top floor only, and the bottom floor is taken up by a restaurant. If you have kids, I think it would be a great experience, but if you are adults going in, don't expect a several hour experience.