When presentations are done for the day at NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference, take a walk on the wild side at the Downtown Aquarium located in – you guessed it – downtown Denver. More than just an aquarium, the Downtown Aquarium is home to 500 species of fish, mammals and birds that all rely upon water. Exhibits sample a wide range of ecosystems from around the world including the North American wilderness, desert, rainforest, coral lagoons and more. From otters and sunfish to swimming Sumatran tigers, the Downtown Aquarium has a little something for everyone. If you’re curious and want to learn more about water animals, be sure to catch the Mystic Mermaid show, where mermaids swim amongst their sea life friends while teaching about the importance of taking care of the environment.
Hungry? The Downtown Aquarium has a full-service restaurant on its first floor and serves fresh seafood and steaks. The dining area is arranged around a 50,000 gallon centerpiece aquarium full of tropical fish that allows floor-to-ceiling viewing from all tables. If you get there early enough, you might just make it in time for happy hour at the Dive Lounge.
The Downtown Aquarium is open Thursdays 10 am – 9 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays 10 am – 9:30 pm. Happy hour ends at 7 pm on weeknights and admittance is $15.95 per person.
Keep checking back every Wednesday for more fun activities to during the Denver Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference.