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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 & geographic exhibits and shopping, Downtown Aquarium has it all!

Exhibit Hours of Operation

Sunday Thursday: 10am 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am 9:30pm

Restaurant Hours of Operation

Sunday Thursday: 11am 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am 9:30pm

Last exhibit entry and last tickets sold will be 9pm Sunday - Thursday & 9:30pm Friday & Saturday

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving

Exhibit: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Restaurant: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

December 6,13,20

Exhibit: 9:30am - 9:30pm
Restaurant: 8:30am - 9:30pm

December 7,14,21-23

Exhibit: 9:30am - 9:30pm
Restaurant: 8:30am - 9:00pm

Christmas Eve

Exhibit: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Restaurant: 8:30am - 6:00 pm

Christmas Day

Exhibit: Closed
Restaurant: Closed

New Year's Eve

Exhibit: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Restaurant: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

*December 26th January 4th Captain & Admiral Level Membership will receive exclusive early entry at 9:30am!

Directions

Via I-25 Northbound

From I-25 traveling north: Exit 23rd Avenue (Exit 211). Follow the exit to the right (you will now be heading east), where you will immediately see the Aquarium on your right.

Via I-25 Southbound

From I-25 Southbound: Exit 23rd Avenue (Exit 211). Turn left at the stop sign (you will now be heading east), and you will see the Aquarium on your right just after your cross over I-25.

Via Downtown Denver

Go west on 15th Street to Platte Street. Turn left at Platte and continue past the REI Building. Platte Street will turn into Water Street. You will see the Aquarium on the left side of the street.