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!
Monday - Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday / Saturday 11am - 8:30pm
Sunday 11:30am - 8pm
Dive Lounge Hours
Sunday - Thursday - closed
Friday / Saturday 4pm - 8pm
Exhibit Hours of Operation
Open Daily 9:30am-8pm
*hours subject to change without notice.
Last exhibit entry and last tickets sold will be 9pm Sunday - Thursday & 9:30pm Friday & Saturday
4-D Theater - Temporarily Closed
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 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.
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