The Aquarium is committed to provide opportunities for families to learn about our interdependence with the fragile ecosystems of the planet through entertaining, interactive educational exhibits and programs. Having this aquarium provides countless opportunities to understand and respect this precious resource and the living habitats it supports, both in Utah and in our planet’s oceans.
Aquarist II Evan Jamison showcases the Living Planet Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Journey to South America, on Studio 5.
The Living Planet Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Journey to South America, showcases new animals that are rare in the intermountain area including Caiman alligators, electric eels, giant anacondas, piranhas, poison arrow frogs, tarantulas and scorpions. The exhibit opened February 28 and promises to entertain young and old alike with these fascinating animals and their environment.
The Living Planet Aquarium also features the Rain Forest Van which is an educational outreach program to second and third grade students along the Wasatch Front. The content of the presentation is specifically designed to coordinate with the Utah State Office of Education’s General Core Curriculum for second grade and the Science Core Curriculum for third grade. This hands-on program allows students to see and touch numerous tropical rainforest animals. This interactive educational program fosters a greater awareness for important environments most students will never see. Animals in this program include the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula, a boa constrictor and various macaws and parrots.
The Living Planet Aquarium also has venues for birthday parties and family reunions and more, as well as the Calypso Café, the Living Planet Store and educational presentations every Saturday. You can also visit a Touch Pool, an interactive exhibit as well as the Bio Fact station.
The Living Planet needs your support, too. You can help by becoming a member, or adopting an animal for as little as $25, which will help feed an animal for a year.
The Living Planet Aquarium
725 East 10600 South
$8 for adults, $6 for children (3-17), $7 for seniors, students and military. Ages 2 and under free
Annual Memberships $16 Adult, $12 Child
Members receive a year of admission plus 10% discount at the gift store and 10% off birthday celebrations in the
Every Monday from 4-6PM, Half Price Family Night