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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Draper

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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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  • This is our second time visiting this place. It was even better this time. We were able to get around in there this time without a lot of schools being there. We were able to see everything. My favori...  more »
  • This place has it all!! Many varieties of animals and sea life. Has a shark tube to walk through and sharks swim around you, a touch pool, ray pool to touch and feed rays. 4 d movies, penguins, intera...  more »
  • I went with a bus group and had no idea how wonderful this place is. There are so many areas to explore. I could have watched the penguins for hours. It is going to be expanding and I'll plan to spend...  more »
  • Nice variety of exhibits (nope, not all of them are fish!). Great place for the kids--our 3 y/o loves coming here. I appreciate the box steps in front of each display so my daughter doesn't need to be lifted to see all the time. Staff are often present around exhibits to offer facts/info or answer questions. The play area is an extra fee for non-members but is quite impressive and a nice break for parents as the kids play in a safe space. Overall, I think the daily ticket prices are a little high, but the yearly membership seems worth it for anyone planning to go more than 2 times in a year.
  • Love this aquarium! You would think "$20 is expensive!" But, for what you get it's a perfect price! Hundreds of different species and also different categories of environments so you are able to see different species in that specific environment. It's not all about ocean species, they have South Africa, Antarctica, Asia, and Utah! Great price for what you get here. This was our second time going and they've added plenty since we've last been. I recommend it at least once!
  • I completely loved this aquarium. Price is fair especially if you become a member. The price of feeding is a little high. The whole thing is worth it for the Gentoo penguins they have. They were nesting when I was there and had eggs and everything. The staff was very informative and all exhibits were open. Loved seeing the saltwater aquariums. Do stop in if you have the time. If not then still come by.
  • We like this aquarium enough to buy a season pass. We used to live in Atlanta, and most other aquariums pale in comparison to the Georgia Aquarium, but Loveland is decent and better than most other aquariums I've been to in the US. My kids love the poison frogs, penguins, and sharks. They also REALLY love the play area which is free for members. I'm a big fan of the river otters and bird exhibits. It's also fun to see cuttlefish and pet some sting rays.
  • My family and I are from out of town and we specifically planned a day to visit the aquarium. It was well worth the trip!! Very fun and family friendly! We had a blast! I have been told that if you plan to go on a week day instead of a weekend, then the crowds will be much less in number. However, we attended on a Saturday and never felt too crowded. It was a great experience!

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