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700 Water St, Denver, CO | Directions 8021139.752316 -105.013594
Neighborhoods: Northwest Denver, Jefferson Park
Take a journey through the waters of Colorado, the United States and the world at large. – In Short
This aquarium in US West Park showcases thousands of water animals, ranging from tiny seahorses to playful otters. In general, the exhibits have an educational message of conservation, seeking to foster a greater respect for water and the unique life it nurtures. Some animals that can be seen include Colorado River cutthroat trout, North American river otters, sea otters, Panamic green morays, spotted eagle rays and several species of sharks.
Poor.. at best – I first of all had to pay for parking in a lot that i had to walk about a half a mile to get to the entrance.Second, I had to pay a ridiculous entrance fee of 60.00 (yes, sixty dollars) for myself and my three kids (ages 15,10, and 8).I could have gone somewhere else for that sixty dollars and gotten something that would have been worth my while. (Had it been half as much, it would have been twice as good). Lastly,I was disapointed at the displays.We were done in 2 hours.We wont be back.
The Good and the Bad – Ocean Journey is great, the fish and other aquatic animals you see are fantastic. The "flyer" they give you, however leaves much to be desired. Instead of having signs that identify the fish in the tank, they give you this booklet, which didn't identify any of the fish I couldn't. It also is VERY EXPENSIVE, $6.00 for parking, $14.95 for adults, which for a zoo sized aquarium I would pay for, but this is a very SMALL facility, very over priced. It was however a very well done aquarium.
Great experiences for all!!! – I love Ocean Journey. I was very upset when they talked about closing it. It's very educational and entertaining. What really bothers me is that people criticized it beacause it was too expensive for what it was. But really and truthfully I think people expected it to be another Sea World experience and it wasn't. No it's not showy, no there aren't dolphins jumping through the air , but it's great for children who live inland to be able to experience the ways of the ocean and it's animal life. It explains ecosystems and other things that you would never be able to teach unless you went to visit it in it's natural inviroment. People really need to have better apprecation for Ocean Journey and all it has brought to Colorado! I would recommend everyone to go at least once!
COOL – we loved it, and we hope to come back, next time we will bring our family!
Ripe off – I think that Ocean Journey is a huge rip off! It is small but their gift shop sure does take up most of the space. I was very dissapointed with it.
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