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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Denver Downtown Aquarium

We love the Denver Downtown Aquarium. I have been to several aquariums, and this one is by far the best I've seen. If we lived less than nine hours from it, we would definitely get a membership and visit more often than our once a year. (No one is paying me to say this, we just really like it.) It's a little pricey- Adults- 14.95 each, Children 2-11- 9.25 each, plus you have to pay $7 for parking. But there is a printable coupon at this link for $5 off a child's pass with the purchase of an adult. Although it can be expensive, I think that it is worth the price. There's also an opportunity to swim with the fish, or if you're scuba certified with the sharks. (My kids aren't old enough, so we haven't tried these.)  If you go on a Friday night (we didn't) the kids get in for $5 each (no coupon required) plus free face-painting, animal shows, scavenger hunts, prizes and free parking. Even without these extra things we had a great time. My two-year-old kept squealing "There are lotsa fishies!" They have some enormous fish, plus a large variety. Even without swimming with them, you can get some great views of the sharks. And for some reason there is a tiger exhibit in the middle of the aquarium. This place is awesome. My pictures don't do it justice, but here they are.
 Mermaids
Stingrays
Sharks
Turtle
Purple, Blue & Red Starfish
Tiger
Look at that enormous fish! (My shot of their 350 lb grouper didn't turn out.)
 This one makes my daughter look like "Cousin It", but I included it so you can see how close you can get to the fish.
Bounce house

4 comments:

  1. We've gone there too (we just live south in the Springs)...it's really fun and you can also get discount tickets online to help with the admission! Kids love it! There's also a pass you can buy for a whole day behind the scenes for a birthday person who loves marine life!

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  2. I love aquariums! Looks like this is indeed a good one, but unfortunately I live waaaaaaay to far to go anytime soon!

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  3. Gonna have to add this to my places to visit. My aunt and uncle are moving to Denver soon, so I'll imagine I will be visiting eventually! I love going to aquariums. So interesting to see an unseen world!

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