Colorado’s Downtown Aquarium, Oceanjourney
This $98 million, world-class aquarium opened in June 1999 offering an amazing look at water and the creatures that live in it.
More than 15,000 fish, plants and mammals live in the building in tanks holding more than a million gallons of water.
Visitors enter the aquarium and have two distinct river journeys to follow. Both rivers start at 12,000 feet above sea
level and flow to the Pacific Ocean, yet they are on opposite sides of the globe and represent completely different ecosystems.
The Colorado River journey follows mountain waterfalls and trout streams down to the arid Southwest red rock canyons and
ultimately to the Sea of Cortez. Along the way there are flash floods, green moray eels and exquisite schooling fish.
The Kampar River journey begins in the mountains of Sumatra in a tropical rain forest and flows to a coral reef in Indonesia.
700 Water Street, Denver CO 80211; (303) 561-4450; www.oceanjourney.org
Summer Hours: June – August 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Normal Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.