Loveland Living Planet Aquarium has over 2,400 animals and 450 species on display for you to enjoy and learn about!
There are 4 main exhibits that will fascinate - the Ocean Explorer, Journey to South American, Discover Utah and the chilly Antarctic Adventure!
Journey under the ocean with Ocean Explorer, featuring weird and wonderful saltwater species from all over the world! Sea jellies, slippery and often menacing looking eels, the sweet little seahorses and over 7 species of sharks! Have the sharks and rays swim overhead in their 40 foot shark tunnel - they will be swimming just inches away from you! There are green sea turtles, and a coral reef exhibit where you can look at one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world! Did you know some of the reefs we know today started growing 50 million years ago! They would have a lot of birthdays to celebrate...!
Journey To South America takes you through the lush and enchanting rain forests of the continent, with piranha's, electric eels, tree from and alligators! You can even enjoy the colorful beaked Toucans, and some very glowing frogs!
Discover Utah showcases some of the threatened species of the state, and families can learn about the importance of preserving and protecting the waterways - and see some of the species such as the June Suckers.
Brrr...did someone turn the heating off! Either that or you are in the Antarctic Adventure exhibit where you can journey through the Falkland Islands and meet some friendly penguins! There is even a 45 minute penguin encounter designed for families just like you to get up close to one of the penguins from the exhibit! Go behind the scenes and understand the penguin biology and conservation.
Every Thursday - Tuesday at 2:30pm you can even feed the stingrays - where do you think their mouths would be?!
To top it all off, you can even celebrate your birthday party at the aquarium! You could have a splashingly good time!
$16.95 (Ages 3 to 12)
$1 online discounts, plus teen, military, student and senior discounts
Allow about 2 - 3 hours to see the whole aquarium.
Becoming a member is a great way to save money if you enjoyed it and think you'll be back more than once
The stingrays aren't the only things in the aquarium that need to be fed! Cafe Avalon is full of delicious snacks that can help you re-fuel, such as salads and sandwiches
To get to the aquarium, take I-15 to the 10600 S exit. Travel east to 700 E, and they are located on the northeast corner of 700 East and 10600 South.
Parking is free onsite at 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway in Draper
They have two options for school group visits to the aquarium. EcoVenture Classes are both self-guided and classroom style programs, or for just the self-guided you can schedule a school group visit.
The Aquarium Gift Shop has a whole heap of cool items for you to remember your visit by! (no, unfortunately real penguins aren't one of them). They have jewelry and apparel, books, accessories, art supplies, science kits, and even decorations.
Not to worry! The whole building is ADA compliant!
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Strollers are allowed in the aquarium but just be considerate of the other visitors navigating in the dark!
Daily 10am - 6pm
Open year round
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