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Downtown Aquarium

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The Downtown Aquarium mixes family fun, upscale casual dining and spectacular marine life in Denver. Explore the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit with more than one million gallons of extraordinary exhibits. Dine in the Aquarium Restaurant seated around a 150,000-gallon aquarium while you feast on a variety of delicious selections.

Amenities

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Accommodations
Restaurant
General
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10am-9pm Fri-Sat: 10am-9:30pm
  • Miles to airport: 5
  • Miles to CCC: 1.5
  • Indoor Fire Code: 2500
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 1500
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 775
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Event Space:
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Performance Venues:
  • Group Activities Description: Self-guided exhibit tours; Guided behind the scenes tours, team building activities; Scuba diving/snorkeling; Animal appearances/chats; educational programs.
  • Group Performance Description: Groups can perform outside on the Aquarium Plaza year round
Accommodations
  • Facility & Décor Description: 1.25 million gallons of exhibits and ecosystems representing North America and the rainforests of the world. Beautiful decor and award-winning culinary team will transport you to a world of elegance and refinement. Buyouts possible.
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 1
Restaurant
  • Open Sundays:
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Allow Buy Out:
  • Cuisine: Seafood & American

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description 1.25 million gallons of exhibits and ecosystems representing North America and the rainforests of the world. Beautiful decor and award-winning culinary team will transport you to a world of elegance and refinement. Buyouts possible.
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3100
  • Theatre Capacity 1500
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 750
  • Number of Rooms 6
Exhibit Buy Out
  • Reception Capacity: 900
Nautilus Ballroom
  • Theater Capacity: 275
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Full Buy Out
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3100
  • Banquet Capacity: 750
  • Reception Capacity: 1500
Outside Observation Deck
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Outdoor Green Space
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 550
Aquarium Restaurant
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Dive Lounge
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 110

Events

May 22, 2019

Animal Encounters
Jan 1, 2019 - Jun 2, 2019

Have a one-on-one encounter with the animal, depending on the animal you may be able to feed, touch, train, and/or get your picture taken with the animal. You can meet our porcupine, sloth, serval, binturong, snakes, tortoises, or parrots....

Animal Encounters <p>Have a one-on-one encounter with the animal, depending on the animal you may be able to feed, touch, train, and/or get your picture taken with the animal. You can meet our porcupine, sloth, serval, binturong, snakes, tortoises, or parrots.</p> <p>Cost:<br />$15/person for first animal<br />$10/person for each additional animal<br />$150 for a private encounter, $100 for each additional animal</p> <p>Schedule: Appointment only. Please reserve your space online.</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 22, 2019

Marine Biologist for a Day
Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

  • Image May 22, 2019
  • Image Downtown Aquarium 700 Water St., Denver, CO 80211
  • Image From: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Image $65

See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between....

Marine Biologist for a Day <p>See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between. You'll even get to dissect a squid! Program includes guided tour, biologist dive show, squid dissection, animal feedings and much more! T-shirts &amp; lunch included.</p> <p>Cost: $65 per person (plus tax)<br />Time: 9am -2 pm<br />Students: 1st-12th grade<br />Pre-registration is required, call 303-561-4444 for information.</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 22, 2019

Zoologist for a Day
Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

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  • Image Downtown Aquarium 700 Water St., Denver, CO 80211
  • Image Starting: 9:00 AM
  • Image $65

Tigers at an aquarium? There are more than just fish here at the Downtown Aquarium. Examine our impressive species of birds, reptiles, amphibians and, of course, tigers. Spend your day learning how we handle and train our creatures that...

Zoologist for a Day <p>Tigers at an aquarium? There are more than just fish here at the Downtown Aquarium. Examine our impressive species of birds, reptiles, amphibians and, of course, tigers. Spend your day learning how we handle and train our creatures that live outside the ocean. Interact with animals, build animal enrichment toys, talk with tiger and bird keepers and much more! T-shirts &amp; lunch included.</p> <p>Cost: $65 per person (plus tax)<br />Time: 9am -2 pm<br />Students: 1st-12th grade<br />Pre-registration is required, call 303-561-4444 for information</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 22, 2019

Shark Cage Experience
Jan 4, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019

Take the plunge in our NEW Shark Cage. Get a panoramic view of our 400,000-gallon Shipwreck exhibit and encounter Sand Tiger sharks, Sandbar sharks, Zebra sharks, Blacktip sharks, Bamboo sharks and hundreds of other fish. An A-1 Scuba guide...

Shark Cage Experience <p>Take the plunge in our NEW Shark Cage. Get a panoramic view of our 400,000-gallon Shipwreck exhibit and encounter Sand Tiger sharks, Sandbar sharks, Zebra sharks, Blacktip sharks, Bamboo sharks and hundreds of other fish.</p> <p>An A-1 Scuba guide will assist in fitting each guest with the proper equipment. Participants will be briefed on the basics of breathing from a surface-supplied regulator. You’ll be guided and assisted into our large underwater cage!</p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 22, 2019

Low Sensory Morning
Apr 8, 2018 - May 22, 2019

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  • Image Downtown Aquarium 700 Water St., Denver, CO 80211
  • Image From: 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
  • Image General Admission

For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning. We will open early at 8:30am, turn up the lights and turn down the ambient sounds in the exhibits. Stay as long as you would like.

Low Sensory Morning <p>For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning.</p> <p>We will open early at 8:30am, turn up the lights and turn down the ambient sounds in the exhibits.</p> <p>Stay as long as you would like. </p> 700 Water St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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