It cost $7 to park in the aquarium parking lot and my ticket was $16 or $17. **** I'm too lazy to look for my receipt.
I'm a huge fan of aquariums. Last December, I checked out the Dallas World Aquarium. Here's a link to the post: http://www.thewirk.com/2010/11/dallas-world-aquarium-easy-like-sunday.html.
As I walked into the Downtown Aquarium - Denver, I was immediately surprised that the place didn't smell. Some aquariums have that animal, musty smell and eventually visitors acclimate. However, the Downtown Aquarium didn't smell like an aquarium.
I'll admit right now that I love fish. It's one reason why I learned to scuba dive. Incidentally, my dad hates the fact that I scuba dive and has asked me to stop. Oh well, we all can't do everything our parents' ask of us. This aquarium offers you the ability to snorkel/scuba with the fish. The information is in the image below.
When I visit aquariums I tend to skip the area where there are birds. I like birds, but I never understood the emphasis on them at aquariums.
Although not the largest aquarium it is very kid friendly. There is an area where you can pan for "gold" and pet the stingrays, and feed the animals, etc.
|This shrimp gets to be 10-12 inches long|
The aquarium is located near the Pepsi Center and Invesco Field, so if you're looking for something to do before a game, definitely check it out!