What is Loveland Living Planet Aquarium?

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a world-class aquarium in Salt Lake County, Utah that inspires people to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. It was founded in 1998 by Marine Biologist Brent Andersen and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Aquarium features 4,000 animals of 625 species in five unique galleries. It was named after the Loveland Family Foundation, the title sponsor of the Aquarium. Read our history here.

What is The Living Planet Science Learning Campus?

The Living Planet Science Learning Campus will provide immersive, educational experiences that help guests gain a broader understanding of Earth’s diverse ecosystems. The Campus will be connected to Loveland Living Planet Aquarium on a 17-acre lot and includes The Living Planet Science Learning Center, The Claw, outdoor exhibits and community gathering space, and an Eco Command Center escape room.

Who is the Science Learning Campus for?

The Campus will be a community resource serving the general public. The Science Learning Center will also be an educational resource benefitting K-12 students and university students.

What is the Science Learning Center?

The Science Learning Center will be an 80,000-square-foot facility featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, high-tech laboratories, a five-story Asian Cloud Forest gallery, an Endangered Species Conservation Center, new animal and interactive exhibits, banquet and conference spaces, and more.

What is The Claw?

The largest stage in music history, The Claw travelled around the globe from 2009-2011 as part of U2’s 360° Tour, the highest-grossing concert tour of all time. This engineering marvel was designed and built to tour on a seven day cycle with three days to set up, a production day, a show day, a day to take down, and another day to travel. This ability, along with its 360° open sight lines, resulted in record attendances. During the three year tour, The Claw was seen by more than seven million people in 68 stadiums around the world.

What is the Asian Cloud Forest gallery & Endangered Species Survival Center?

The Asian Cloud Forest Gallery & Endangered Species Survival Center will immerse guests in a quarter-acre conservatory designed for Clouded leopards, Asian small-clawed otters, and Binturongs, among other animals. Within the Endangered Species Conservation Center, the Aquarium will provide excellent care for endangered and threatened species as part of Species Survival Plan programs administered by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

What is the Eco Command Center?

The Eco Command Center will combine the best elements from escape rooms, simulators, and team-building experiences into a highly-detailed, thematic experience. Guests will embark on challenging eco-missions around the world, ranging from deep oceans to rain forests, deserts, and arctic regions, to solve real-world problems and successfully accomplish their mission.

Where do I go to donate to the crowdfunding campaign?

Please visit YouCaring.com.

Are donation plaques available?

Yes, there are a limited number of engraved plaques available to recognize charitable contributions. Mounted permanently on and around the stage beneath The Claw, these plaques can be personalized upon request. Please contact development@thelivingplanet.com for more information.

Are there any VIP experiences available?

Yes, there are several VIP experiences available for The Claw including private tours, elevator rides to the 80-foot high catwalk, private gourmet dinners on the stage, and personal stage rentals. Please contact development@thelivingplanet.com for more information.

Who do I contact for sponsorship opportunities?

Please contact development@thelivingplanet.com for more information or fill out the form below to be contacted by a member of our development team.