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About Us

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. A world-class facility, the Aquarium provides learning opportunities for all levels, interests, and ages. Since opening its new facility in Draper in March 2014, the Aquarium has welcomed over eight million guests and provided more than 650,000 educational experiences to students. Home to more than 6,500 animals representing 500 species, the Aquarium showcases ecosystems from around the planet including kelp forests, coral reefs, the deep ocean, Antarctic waters, Asian cloud forests, South American rain forests, and the waterways of our home state of Utah. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

The new Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza, a nine-acre expansion south of the Aquarium, recently opened and features the 165-foot tall EECO structure, peaceful gardens, artistic sculptures, and unique event space.

To learn how our Founder and CEO Brent Andersen brought the Aquarium to life, read this Utah Business article.

Our History

Read about our history from a childhood dream to a world-class Aquarium

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Our Mission

We inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.

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Our Vision

We strive to foster stewardship for the environment and life on Earth.

Who We Are & What We Do

We are a world-class Aquarium that engages and educates people about their place in the global system of life by showcasing the world’s ecosystems.

We provide living “classrooms” that immerse people in natural ecosystems, bridging the gaps between education, entertainment, and conservation to help people understand and appreciate their connection to the global system of life.

Board of Directors

Jim Loveland
Aces Athletics & Loveland Innovations
Founder & Owner

Vice Chair
Tim Cosgrove
Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
Community Liason

Rick White
Primary Data
Co-founder/Chief Marketing Officer

Michele DePasquale Hilton
Imagine Health

Past Chair
Terry Grant
Utah Market, AltaBank

Jeffrey Flamm
Infinite Mind

Ken Murdock

Brent Andersen
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Founding Members

Legacy Level

Central Utah Water Conservancy District

James B. Loveland Memorial Foundation

State of Utah

Benefactors Circle

George W. Perkins, Jr.

Katherine W. Dumke & Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation

Founders Circle

The Boyer Company

Friends of the Aquarium

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation

Mountain America Credit Union

Utah Division of Water Resources

Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Salt Lake Community College

Directors Circle


Arthur & Gail Benjamin Foundation

The Clark Foundation

D. Forrest & Gerda M. Greene Foundation

Richard S. Prows

Rocky Mountain Power

The Walbridge Fund

White Family Trust

Presidents Circle

Arches Health Plan

Impact Research

Kent and Pam England

KSTU Fox 13 Television

Layton Construction

Morgan Stanley

Neptune Divers

RBM Services

RotoAire Filters



Wheeler Foundation

Zions Bank

Curators Circle

American Express

Andrew Powell

Beecher Walker Architects

Billy Hensler

Brent V. Andersen

Child Family Foundation

Citadel Broadcasting

Clear Channel Communications


Delta Air Lines

Friends of the Aquarium

goBE Realty

Harmons Grocery

Interior Solutions

KSL Television

The Nature Conservancy of Utah


Richter 7

Sandy City

Smith Food & Drug

Snell & Wilmer

Stonehaven Dental

Swire Coca-Cola

Sydney Vie

Tanner LLC

Utah Office of Museum Services

Webb Audio Visual

Wells Fargo Bank


Young Electric Sign Company

Dolphin Level

Aryeh Robinson

Aspen Press


B R E Properties

Brad Daniels

Bourne-Spafford Foundation

Chris Barela

Christopher Layton

Conely Company

Corporate Edge Printing & Marketing

David Wiener Ventures 

Discover Financial Services


Fat Pipe

First American Title of Utah

Flamm Family Foundation

Harrington Industrial Plastics

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Jim and Laurie Loveland

Kayla Hyde Keller

Ken Murdock

Lakeview Hospital

Lance Kocherhans & Jared Jeppson


Randy Olsen

Rebecca Ann Johnson

Rhina International

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

Stephen S. Schulkens

Simmons Media

Sean Smith, Uinta Golf

The Silver Cricket

Trace Gordon

Tyler & Michelle Perry

Pi Foundation

Jan Stumacher

Troy & Jean Takach

Thanksgiving Point, LLC

Utah Travel Council

Blue Marlin Level

AgelCares Foundation

Art Andersen

Scott Anderson

Ashton Family Foundation

Robert Bennett

Bird & Exotic Pet Hospital

Bradley Sterling Scott

Century Link Foundation

Crawford Family Foundation

Dixon Security Cameras

Douglas Morton

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Sterling & Shelli Gardner Family Foundation

Val A. Green & Edith D. Green Foundation

Hometown Values

InVision Eye Health

James Carroll & Associates

Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough

Kimball Office Group

Phyllis Kleinschnitz

KTVX Television

KUTV Television

Leavitt Group

McCarthey Family Foundation

Media One

MHTN Architects

Nash & Associates

Oakleigh L. Thorne Foundation

Park City Jewelers

Richard & Jill Pope

Peak Alarm

Performance Audio

Press Media

Project Learning Tree

Prudential Financial

PSC Development

R.C. Willey Home Furnishings

Stevenson Smith CPA, LLC


Joey Spafford

Paul St. Pierre Foundation


Sunrise Engineering

Sysco Intermountain

Paul Taggart

Gail L. Waite

Whittington Family

Manta Ray Level

1-800 Contacts

Accent Surfaces

Alpha Graphics

Arizona Tile

Bamberger-Allen Foundation

Brett Partridge Family

CCG Howells

Charles Maxfield & Gloria F. Parrish Foundation

Composite Coatings, LLC

Copperview Medical Center

CounterPoint Studios

James Cross

Days of ’47, Inc.

European Marble & Granite

Ferguson Supply

Franklin Templeton

Martin (Sonny) Hollingsworth

IKON Office Solutions

IT Now



Katrina Larson

W.C. Klintworth

Lundquist Sales

Jay Magure

Mandalay Bay Aquarium

Media One

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Montgomery Watson Americas

Morton Salt

Quality Acoustics

Rhett & Katrina Fornoff

Soren & Heather Simonsen

Steinhart Aquarium

Stephen Moody Studios

Sandy Stewart

Stone Touch

The Bryne Foundation

Tom Taylor

Tracy Mendenhall

Wasatch Concrete Cutting


Rainbow Trout Level

George Armstrong


Bank of the West

Caleb & Betsey Richardson Foundation

Charles & Elizabeth Beck

Seward & Natalie Benjamin

Willis Boyd

Patrick Bryne

Chris & Dicks

John & Rose Craven

Dako Corporation

Robert J. DeBry

Defender Direct

Dive Addicts

Division of Wildlife Resources

Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Steve Drott

Elements Day Spa

Empowered Wealth Foundation

First Utah Bank


Geneva Rock

Goldman Sachs & Co.


H & E Rentals

The Marion D. & Maxine C. Hanks Foundation

Heinz Family Charitable Fund

Richard H. & Joann O. Keller Family Foundation

Lewis Brothers Stages

Little America Hotel

Marine Products

Smokey Meehan

Mike Hatch Tile & Stone

Mike Mower

Miller Paving

Mountain Express Magazine

Kristin Murdock


Noorda Family Trust

Ortho Development

Raymond Peterson

In Memory of LaVaughn & Kathryn Robison

Ron Hartford Painting & Construction

Ryan Herco Flow Solutions

Savage Scaffold

Jana Rae Shaw

Shaw & Co., P.C.

Sierra Electric

Dale Smith

Sundance Resort

Ann Stanger

Stewart Charitable Foundation

Texas Roadhouse

Scott & Betsy Thornton Family Foundation

Timbercreek Doors

Trajectory Ticketing

Kenneth R. Troester

Utah Business Magazine

Vision International

Waste Management

Sidney Waite

Western Nut Company

Harold & Joan Wolf

Evan Whitaker

Sea Turtle Level

Becker Media

Blooming Enterprises

Blythe Lee

Career College Association

Gary Christensen

Cuisine Unlimited

Fairy Tales

FM 100

Fila Golf

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel

Robert & Joyce Graham

Douglas & Irene Grossman

Reed Harris

Jennifer Kesteloot

Liberty  Mutual

Brenda Lyon

Mobile Logic Media

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oasis Stage Werks

Packaging Corporation of America

Pamela Parsons

Phase II Construction

Pleasant Grove Marine Center

Razoo Foundation


Ben Saturen

Elizabeth Seng

Suzanne Smith


Sunrise Press

David C. Taylor

Eva Marie Bellevue Thomas

Trout Unlimited (Utah Council)

United Airlines

Walmart Foundation

Washington Mutual

Tim & Tina Weidauer

Wisdom In Numbers

David Young

We Look Forward to SEA-ing You

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) is fully committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all guests. To enhance the experience and safety of our guests, staff members, volunteers, and the animals living at LLPA, all guests are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.

We welcome ADA-qualified service animals that are specifically trained to work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.

Wheelchairs may be rented for a small fee from our Guest Services staff as supplies last. Every habitat viewing area can be accessed with a wheelchair or other mobility aids. Our multi-story exhibits include ADA-compliant ramp pathways, and a public elevator is located in the main lobby for direct access to the second floor.

Please reach out to us at to let us know if you encounter a problem or to provide feedback. LLPA is actively working toward making the Aquarium experiences and learning opportunities accessible to all.

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