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
Christmas Eve: 9am to 7pm
Christmas Day: 12pm to 7pm
New Year’s Eve: 10am – 9:30pm
New Year’s Day: 10am-9pm
Restaurant Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 9:30pm
Christmas Eve: 12:30pm - 7pm
Christmas Day: 12:30pm to 7pm
New Year’s Eve: 11am – 9:30pm
New Year’s Day: 11am-9pm
Last exhibit entry and last tickets sold will be 9pm Sunday - Thursday & 9:30pm Friday & Saturday
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- hours subject to change.
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.