A distinctive fin-like appendage adds to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
's "fluid and aquatic feel" and begs exploration. Visitors will instantly recognize the unique building that sits near I-15. Once inside this great Utah aquarium, you'll discover hundreds of species of fish, reptiles and mammals spread across various exhibits in the nation's ninth-largest aquarium, here in mountainous, landlocked Utah.
Visit the Ocean Explorer exhibit and find yourself "under water" as you journey through the 40-foot shark tunnel with sharks, sea turtles and sting rays swimming inches away: through 3.5 inches of a 26,000-pound acrylic tunnel, to be precise. The "Journey to South America" is a transporting walk through an aquatic-themed rainforest ecosystem with 10-foot anacondas, alligators and piranha. It doesn't end there, as additional ecosystems can be experienced side by side like never before: the Discover Utah aquarium exhibit will you get you up close to some of Utah's treasured wildlife and endangered species, while the Antarctic Adventure takes guests to the distant Falkland Islands ecosystem to experience some very unique research opportunities.
The aquarium is located at 12033 S Lone Peak Pkwy in Draper, Utah–less than 30 minutes from Salt Lake City. From the north take the 11400 South exit and head west (right) then left on Lone Peak Parkway. From the south take 12300 South and head west (left) then right on Lone Peak Parkway. The facility is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. year-round. Get tickets
now or call (801) 355-3474 for more information.