I took the kids to the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium on Wednesday. This week is the grand opening. It's crazy! The aquarium was built in my hometown of Draper. What used to be a little, farming community has grown exponentially! The aquarium sits on a patch of land that I remember as a wide expanse of weeds. Close by was a dilipadated barn that was on the verge of collapse for several years.
I saw on the news that the Living Planet Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the country. Double nuts considering Utah is a completely landlocked state.
After standing in line for several minutes, I discovered that because we bought an annual membership, we were able to bypass the line to the membership desk.
A yearly membership is the way to do it, especially with the higher prices of the new aquarium. Adult prices are $15.00. The membership is $150.00. That includes the entire family! I know our membership will pay for itself!
Half the tanks are without animals. I understand if you go now, you get to come back one more time for free.
The shark tunnel was very relaxing. I could sit in there all day!
That creature lying on the sand is a nurse shark; at least that is what Suze told me. I trust her! She knows more than most adults about marine animal life.
The aquarium is so spacious! Once you get inside, the crowds dissipate. Notice baby girl's reflection in the glass?
Suze was disappointed that there were no dolphins!
We watched The Great White Shark, a 4-D movie experience. We felt mist on our faces and something swirled around our feet a few times.
Choo kept her hands pressed against the glass, trying to get a close look at the penguins.
All three kids brought their IPods so they could record and photograph their favorites.
So many photo ops inside, I couldn't resist.
Can't wait to go back with daddy!