Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions to aid you as you plan your visit.
Buy tickets at the door or save on your admission by purchasing tickets in advance on our website. Guests without a reservation are not guaranteed entry. Please show a digital copy of your ticket on your phone or bring a present a printed copy of your ticket at the Welcome Center.
Plan ahead pricing gives you more options to save when you buy tickets in advance. Buy now to find a day that best accommodates your schedule and budget! Ticket prices will increase closer to the visit date and depending on ticket availability. This does not apply to memberships, special events, or educational programs.
Please have your membership card ready to scan. If your membership has expired, you must renew your membership before gaining entry. You can renew online or at the Member Service window in the Welcome Center.
The Aquarium is open every day from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (last entry at 5:00 p.m.) with extended hours Monday nights until 8:00 p.m. (last entry at 7:00 p.m.)
Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to our building and the Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza. Stalls requiring a state-issued disability placard are located closest to the Aquarium building and the Welcome Center. A limited number of parking spots for electric vehicles are available near the front of the Welcome Center. All guests enter through the Welcome Center. Parking is not allowed in the parking lot directly north of the Aquarium.
The Aquarium is easily accessible via UTA. The F514 bus travels from the Draper and South Jordan UTA Frontrunner Stations and stops just west of our facility on Lone Peak Parkway. To plan your trip visit tripplanner.rideuta.com.
Children in strollers are welcome at the Aquarium, however, we do not offer secure storage for visitors’ strollers. We do have a limited number of strollers available for a $7.00 rental fee at the Welcome Center.
Trained, in-training, and qualified service dogs are welcome at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA). Personal pets and dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and are not allowed inside the Aquarium. Please be aware of the unique setting of bringing a service animal where live animal collections are held. Some of our animals (like the Clouded leopards) see your animal as a threat or prey, which may cause our animals (or yours) to become agitated. For the safety and well-being of all our animals, the staff that cares for them, your animal, and all patrons, please adhere to the following guidelines while viewing the exhibits:
• Keep your dog back away from the Clouded leopard habitat and any open enclosures.
• Do not coax the dog to interact with any animals.
• The dog should be kept with the owner, under control, and restrained on a leash at all times.
• It is not acceptable for your dog to have an accident in the facility.
LLPA reserves the right to ask that any service animal be removed from the building if the safety of any guests or animals is compromised. Thank you for your cooperation in making Loveland Living Planet Aquarium a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.
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.
We do have a limited number of wheelchairs available for a $8.00 rental fee. They are available for purchase at the Welcome Center.
Plan Ahead Pricing gives you more options to save on Aquarium Admission when you buy tickets in advance. Buy now to find a day that best accommodates your schedule and budget! Special rates for students, seniors, and military members (including veterans) with ID apply. The best discount we offer is to purchase an annual membership. We also offer $5 Off Family Night every Monday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. when each admission ticket is $5 off the regular price. A discount of $2 per ticket is available for groups of 20 people or more. To purchase group tickets, call 801-355-FISH (3474) ext. 225.
Please do not. We offer a fine selection of food and refreshments at The Reef Café located in the main lobby and all event catering is offered through Icon Culinary. Café indoor and patio seating is reserved for café patrons only. Limited seating on the second floor lobby and on the plaza is available for snack breaks.
Weapons of any kind are not allowed on LLPA property with the exception of on-duty law enforcement.
The following are not allowed inside the Aquarium: clothing with offensive or vulgar language, tobacco products and e-cigarettes, illegal drugs, signs, laser pens and pointers, noise-making devices (horns, whistles, etc.), balloons, and any other items deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate by Aquarium management.
The Aquarium has multiple indoor and outdoor options for private event rentals. We have two event rooms and offer evening full-facility rentals as well. Outdoor spaces on the Rio Tinto Kennecott Plaza are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate your group.
Yes. Birthday parties are hosted in the party rooms in Tuki’s Island Play and Party Center. It is a one-of-a-kind party venue, perfect for birthday parties or other small get-togethers like family reunions, graduations, or anniversaries. Availability is not guaranteed within three weeks of your desired party date.
Yes, we offer free public WiFi for our patrons. (Network: Aquarium-Guest) No password is required.
Courteous behavior is expected of all guests. Unruly or unsafe behavior that endangers people or animals, disrupts other guests’ ability to enjoy their visit, or interferes with business operations is not acceptable and can result in them being asked to leave the facility without a refund and/or prosecution to the full extent of the law. Please speak with an Aquarium representative if you need assistance during your visit.
Guests are welcome to wear a mask if they choose to do so for personal protection.
Yes. Please be sure to capture your experience at the Aquarium on camera and tag us in your Social Media posts! When you are taking photos, we ask that you turn off the flash feature on your camera or camera phone. Also, unauthorized professional or commercial photography is not permitted. For details about obtaining authorization, see our filming guidlines by scrolling to the link at the end of this webpage..
While the Aquarium does not accept advertising, we have many sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, please contact the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Distributing any literature or propaganda, soliciting for signatures, or the selling of any goods and services is not allowed on LLPA property unless previously authorized by facility administration.
Numerous volunteer opportunities are available at LLPA. For more information please scroll to the end of this webpage for a link to our volunteer information.
We are always looking for people to help with the many things that need to be done to make the Aquarium a wonderful experience. Scroll to the end of our webpage for a link to our job opportunities.
We offer Penguin and Stingray Encounters daily (excluding Wednesdays). All guests are welcome to observe public presentations during other animal feedings or enrichment.
LLPA proudly manages several educational programs: Outreach, Field Trips, Teacher Development, and Summer Camps.
We usually do not. Because of limited exhibit space and the themes of our exhibits, we carefully plan out what animals we will be able to house. If you would still like to inquire of this possibility, please email pictures and information about the animal to email@example.com
Yes, we do! If you are associated with a 501(c)3 organization and would like to request a donation of bulk tickets for fundraising purposes, please scroll to the end of this webpage to fill out the Donation Request form.