Aquarium Adventure Exhibit

Our Exhibit is NOW OPEN! For the health and safety of our guests, staff and animals in our care, we are limiting our capacity per hour based on the recommendation by the State of Colorado. Tickets are staggered every 15 minutes to help maintain proper social distancing. Please RESERVE tickets by clicking on the Reserve Tickets Now button. HEALTH & SAFETY

On December 12, 2024, all sections of the Downtown Aquarium and restaurant will close at 3:00pm due to a private event. Book your private event today!

North America Exhibit

North America

The North American continent is home to a variety of different habitats. Learning about the interesting habitats and the wonderful creatures that call our continent home is the first step toward ensuring that these habitats will be there for generations to come.

In The Desert Exhibit

In The Desert

Deserts receive less than 10 inches of rain per year and have a very high evaporation rate, which exceeds the annual rainfall rate. Animals living in the desert have adapted to dryness, extreme temperatures and lack of shelter from the sun.

Under The Sea Exhibit

Under The Sea

The Under the Sea exhibit simulates the coral reef found just offshore in many seas, rich in caves and crevices that create excellent habitats.

At The Wharf Exhibit

At The Wharf

A wharf habitat has tides and waves crashing in and out all the time. The animals in this exhibit have various adaptations to survive such a tough environment. Many animals are submerged under water for a length of time, only to have the tide go out again, exposing them to the sun and air. Some animals dig down under the rocks to stay in one spot, while others let go and                                    drift with the tide.

The Rainforest Exhibit

The Rainforest

Seven percent of our world is covered by rainforests. The exhibits in this area simulate different kinds of tropical rainforests. Some exhibits represent rainforests that are periodically inundated by flooding. Other habitats in this area represent a protected mangrove swamp near the mouth of a river, where tangled, submerged roots provide ample hiding places for small fish species.

Coral Lagoon Exhibit

Coral Lagoon

Barrier reefs consist of ridges of coral that run parallel to coastlines. They serve as barricades, breaking down wave energy before it reaches land. This saltwater habitat simulates a protected coral lagoon, sheltered from the pounding waves by a barrier reef.

Sunken Temple Exhibit

Sunken Temple

Ancient ruins and temples are some of the world's most amazing mysteries. Many different cultures have temple ruins that have survived the ages.

Shipwreck Exhibit


In this area, the paintings on the walls replicate a shipwreck and the exhibits simulate the edge of the coral reef, where most shipwrecks occur.

At The Beach Exhibit

At The Beach

Several interesting and unique animals inhabit areas of shallow water just off the shore. These animals live on rocky or sandy sea bottoms. They are good at hiding, spending most of their adult lives in crevices or burrows, or buried under the sand.

At The Beach Exhibit

Aquarium Express Temporarily Closed

Hop aboard our specially designed electric train and take a ride around the Aquarium property exploring our wetlands and along the South Platte River. Height Requirement: Under 36” must be accompanied by an adult.

At The Beach Exhibit

Aquatic Carousel Temporarily Closed

Ever ridden on the back of a painted pony or a mystical sea monster? Take a ride on one of your favorite animals on this merry-go-round of fun. Height Requirement: Under 42” must be accompanied by an adult.

At the movies

4-D Theater

Our 40-seat theater is accompanied with headrests and cup-holder armrests, and are specially equipped with multiple effects to feel the action of the movie for a one-of-a-kind immersive movie experience! Our 15 minute films change throughout the year based on season and holiday. Polar Express, Spongebob Squarepants, Happy Family, Planet Earth - are just some of the shows.