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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Draper

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium has become one of Utah´s most unique and popular attractions, and is definitely a must-see if you are planning a trip to Utah. Exhibits feature sharks, rays, seahorses, Sea jellies, octopus, piranha, a rescued Green sea turtle, Gentoo penguins and more! It is a unique opportunity for the many landlocked Utahans, particularly children, who have not previously had the chance to interact with such creatures.
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  • We had a blast see all the interesting exhibits. There is staff located around the facility to answer ant questions you may have. you can travers a rope bridge from the second story, attend their 5 D ...  read more »
  • I had been wanting to take my son to the aquarium but it was too pricey for me. Eventually I took him and it was so worth it we got a membership. It's definitely the way to go. My husband and I figure...  read more »
  • Spending a day where was the best birthday gift I've ever gotten. Penguins are my favorite animals so I was thrilled when my friend found out they have a special program where you can feed them. It's ...  read more »
  • First, this place didn't get two stars because of the experience provided or the learning to be had. They deserve four stars for that. But, they do a pitiful job being part of the solution as far as lending a hand in the fight against extinction. They had two (two!) breeding programs when I visited. And they don't educate about the importance of biodiversity. Saddening! Also, I probably counted 5 mice in two separate exhibits... and that was all I could bear to visit for being so put out by their lack of real world education. So if you're gunghoe about animal cruelty, preservation, and care avoid this place. And if you go demand that they try harder to be part of the solution.
  • For an inland aquarium, this is quite the nice place. I've been to aquariums from coast to coast, and it is comparable to some of the nicer ones you'd see in coastal areas. It's not excellent, though, and I understand some of their exhibits will need years to fully develop, but it's really a nice start and a good place to spend an afternoon. My biggest gripe is the layout. The flow of the building is very rough and leaves you trying to figure out where to go next; it's not very fluid at all. The architect could have done a much better job with guiding you to the next exhibit. We ran into some friends that were leaving as we were arriving, and had we not asked about their experience, they would have left having completely missed an entire section of the building. The 4D movie theater was surprisingly well done. We enjoyed the couple of movies we've checked out there over different visits. It's easy to miss it (see: poor building layout) but if you're looking to kill some time, it's worth checking out the theater.
  • We had a great time at the Aquarium ...I am not sorry a bit for spending a big of money there. I thought it was so well done. We loved the 4D 3 year old sure enjoyed that experience for the first time. I thought it was very cute. We loved watching the penguins and sharks and getting to touch some sting rays. The huge anaconda gave us the chills and was amazing to view. After we saw everything my kids 3 and 10 had a blast playing in the indoor playground...well worth the extra 3.00 per kid. The concessions were son ordered a grilled cheese which looked good but turned out to be really crunchy and hard... disappointed with the 7.00 spent there. But maybe we just ordered the wrong thing. All in all it was a fantastic afternoon spent and we would love to go back when the new attraction opens up!
  • Great use of an annual membership. I love that we can bring six kids here and they're able to have fun for four hours. The play place is awesome, and the kids love the touch pool and all of the exhibits. A great weekend activity!
  • OK, let me first warn that this place is expensive, especially for a landlocked aquarium...but the place is impressive. One of the best aquariums I've ever been to and I used to live in California. The exhibits are incredible and make you think for a second you're seeing the animal in its actual environment. Make sure to get over to the otter exhibit during feeding time as that was the coolest feature.
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