Science in a Sphere
This “Science in a Sphere” will give us an advantage in the educating our guests and students by creating a 12 ft diameter LED video sphere which will display as if viewing the earth from outer space. It can show many things including real time satellite imagery from NOAA and NASA, show weather around the globe, hurricanes, population densities, the earth at night and all the lighted population centers. This dynamic and articstic tool can show a graphical history of population going back 2000 years as a video, compressing that time to only a minute. Because it has high def video capabilities and will have a 1 gigabyte fiber line, it can synchronize with Google Ocean, showing the world under the oceans and allow people to explore anywhere on the planet.
Tuki’s Island Play & Party Center isn’t just for birthdays – it’s a great play area for your children to get out all their extra energy! They can climb their way through a two-story cushioned obstacle course, swing on the monkey bars, and test their skills on a motion-sensor gaming system. Toddlers and younger children also have a smaller climbing area just for them. Parents can relax on the couches or take a seat at one of the tables and use the free wifi. Tuki’s Island is designed for children ages 2-12. Socks are required.
Hours of Operation & Admission Prices
Open Daily: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Closed: Thanksgiving & Christmas days
Aquarium Member pricing: FREE
General Admission pricing: $3 for 2 hours*
Children 2 & under: FREE
Supervising adults: FREE
*Pricing for Tuki's Island Play & Party Center does not include admission to the Aquarium. Admission to the Aquarium must be purchased separately in order to enter Tuki's Island Play & Party Center.
Summer Camps at The Aquarium
Call 801-355-3474 ext 222 to register for a summer camp today!
kindergarten camps are $99.95
all other camps are $199.95
Summer Camp Descriptions 2015
CSI: Creature Science Investigators
Whodunit? Children will become immersed in a mystery during their first day of camp. Using clues left behind by a variety of animals, each camper will need to evaluate all the evidence, interview witnesses and suspects, solve the puzzle, and determine who’s to blame. Join us for four days of fun crafts, games, multiple behind the scenes explorations, and a variety of live animal encounters. Let the mystery begin!Kindergarten: 9:00-12:30, June 15-18 or July 20-23
1st-2nd graders: 9:00-4:00, June 15-18 or July 20-23
3rd-4th graders: 9:00-4:00, June 22-25 or July 27-30
5th-6th graders: 9:00-4:00, June 22-25 or July 27-30
Snakes, Penguins, and Otters, OH MY!! No matter what the animal, this camp is full of fun and games that all relate back to survival of the predator. What does it take to be the top of the food chain? How do different predators catch their food? Why are we so fascinated with these hunters? Be the first to sign up and see for yourself as we take you behind the scenes to see animals in a variety of different environments. This camp also includes games, crafts, and animal encounters to enhance the fun.Kindergarten: 9:00-12:30, June 29-July 2 or August 3-6
1st-2nd graders: 9:00-4:00, June 29-July 2 or August 3-6
3rd-4th graders: 9:00-4:00, July 13-16 or August 10-13
5th-6th graders: 9:00-4:00, July 13-16 or August 10-13
MBIT: Marine Biologist In Training
Have you ever wanted to work with ocean life? Ever wondered the difference between caring for a freshwater system and a saltwater system? If so then this is the camp for you! We will be learning what it takes to keep a 300,000 gallon exhibit running, taking water quality tests, helping to care for marine animals, and more. Come join us for the chance of a lifetime and begin your exciting adventure with our indoor ocean. See what it takes to be a real marine biologist for the week.7th-9th graders: 9:00-4:00, August 3-6
Did you know that the largest shark in the world doesn’t use its teeth? Or that Tiger Sharks become predators before they’re even born? Learn even more fun facts during Shark Week!! What better way to celebrate than a summer camp all about sharks! Join us for four days of shark games, activities, crafts and behind the scenes opportunities, if that’s something you can sink your teeth into.1st-3rd graders: 9:00-4:00, July 6-9
4th-6th graders: 9:00-4:00, July 6-9
7th-9th graders: 9:00-4:00, July 6-9
SMYLE Volunteer Program
The Summer Mentor Youth Loveland Education (SMYLE) Volunteer program is a summer program for high school students to participate in LLPA Summer Education programs. The SMYLE program develops participants into peer mentors for students in LLPA summer camps, education classes, and education labs. SMYLE participants will have an opportunity to learn about the different ecosystems the LLPA represents as well as making an impact on our future marine biologists!
The primary responsibilities of the SMYLE participants are to assist our education staff in preparing education materials, setting up labs, and acting as teaching assistants during class sessions. The SMYLE program will run from Monday through Thursday, and sessions will correspond with the summer break (June through August).
SMYLE Volunteers that excel in the program may receive a special invitation to participate in the adult volunteer program.
Applicants for the SMYLE program must be enrolled in a high school program at the time of the application. Applicants must also be between the ages of 14 and 18. Selection for the SMYLE program will begin at the end of April with interviews being held at the beginning of May. All applicants must submit three letters of recommendation with their application, and attend an interview with the LLPA Staff.
If selected to the program, each applicant must attend a training and orientation day at the end of May. The selected applicant will be informed of the training date at the interview.
Selected applicants will be required to volunteer one shift per week designated by the Program Manager for the duration of the program. Each shift is 4.5 hours in length Monday through Thursday. Both morning and afternoon shifts are available. Space for the SMYLE program is extremely limited, so make sure to submit your application today!
Volunteer Service AgreementAs A Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Volunteer, I Agree To:
- Be friendly, courteous, and helpful to LLPA guests, staff, and fellow volunteers.
- Become familiar with LLPA policies and procedures (written and verbal).
- Perform to the best of my ability to support the LLPA Mission and Vision.
- Maintain appropriate standards of appearance.
- Work a specific schedule designated by the Volunteer Services Manager. I will be prompt and reliable in reporting for my assignment.
- Notify the Volunteer Services Department as early as possible if unable to report to my volunteer assignment.
- Maintain a minimum of one shift per week for the duration of the SMYLE program.
- Notify the Volunteer Services Manager in writing of resignation or leave of absence.
- Understand that irregular attendance, poor performance, or failure to cooperate with the
LLPA Staff and Policies may be subject to disciplinary process. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Volunteer Program Agrees To:
- Provide adequate training, guidance, and supervision.
- Issue each Volunteer an identification badge and uniform.
- Discuss concerns, suggestions or areas for improvement with Volunteer.
- Administer a recognition program through service awards, events, and coordination of aquarium-wide activities.
- Provide ongoing support and assistance with Volunteer/Staff relationships.
- Administer and provide information regarding opportunity and benefits available for active Volunteers.
- Provide regular feedback on Volunteer performance.
- Provide a written reference pertaining to the Volunteer’s experience (hours contributed, length of commitment, job description) when requested.
By clicking on this link to submit an application, I agree to the terms of the Volunteer Service Agreement.
Each day as visitors scan their tickets or memberships to the aquarium they will be automatically counted towards our millionth visitor and be entered into the giveaway. The millionth visitor should occur sometime in February so visit soon and be our 1 millionth visitor to win!
See official rules below for details, eligibility and more information.
Living Planet Aquarium – “Win a Hawaii Trip”
Living Planet Aquarium (referred to hereinafter as the “Company”) will conduct the Win a Hawaii Trip Sweepstakes (hereinafter the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules. Each Participant (as defined below) agrees to the rules governing the Contest as follows:
1. Description of Grand Prize:
The Eligible Winner (as defined below) will win a trip for a family of four (4), comprised of up to two adults and two children 17 and younger to the Island of Oahu, Hawaii (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize consists of round-trip coach airline tickets from Salt Lake City to Honolulu, HI and accommodations for four (4) nights, five (5) days for two (2) adults and two (2) children in one room with two-double-beds, inclusive of all taxes. Resort fees, if any, are not included. Any additional ground transportation, additional baggage fees, passport fees, trip cancellation insurance, personal purchases and all other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility of the Eligible Winner. Specifically not included in the Grand Prize are items of a personal nature, such as excursions, meals, and gratuities. Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $ 2,850. The actual fair market value (“FMV”) of the Grand Prize will depend on the day and time of departure, but in no event shall actual fair market value exceed $2,850. Any difference between the ARV and the FMV will not be awarded. The odds of winning are dependent on the number of Participants.
Following notification of winning, the Eligible Winner must provide three (3) ‘wish-to-travel-dates’, a primary date and two alternate travel dates, all of which will be subject to black-out dates which include all of the major National and Religious holidays, Spring Break and the winter months (mid-December through February). The Company makes no guarantee or representation that it will be able to accommodate any of the ‘wish-to-travel-dates’ and alternative travel dates may be substituted at the Company’s sole discretion. The Eligible Winner must provide a minimum of one (1) month advance notice of the Eligible Winner’s ‘wish-to-travel-dates’. Actual travel dates will be determined and communicated at a later date, by the Company in its sole discretion, but within a reasonable time. Travel and hotel accommodations are subject to change and restrictions may apply. The Company shall not be responsible for loss of baggage or delays in travel.
If the Eligible Winner cannot or chooses not to accept the Grand Prize as specified, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate eligible winner, in the Company’s sole discretion, who will be selected by the Company after making reasonable efforts to determine the person who scanned an entry immediately following the original Eligible Winner.
2. Description of Entry:
The Company will hold the Win-a-Hawaii-Trip Contest during normal hours of operation at The Living Planet Aquarium, located at 12033 South Lone Peak Parkway Draper, Utah 84020. The one millionth Participant (the “Eligible Winner”) to have his/her ticket, membership or AMOE Ticket (as defined below) scanned at the aquarium, as determined in the sole discretion of the Company, will be awarded the Grand Prize. The Eligile Winner must meet all eligibility requirements, in the Company’s sole discretion, as described herein. Each entry ticket, membership and AMOE Ticket scanned during regular hours of operation qualifies as one entry towards the Contest. Limit one entry per person per day. Any person suspected of making multiple entries in one day may be disqualified from the Contest. All decisions of the Company are final and may not be appealed.
The Contest will commence on February 1, 2015 and will end when the one millionth guest’s ticket, membership or AMOE Ticket has been scanned by the Company, or at the close of business on February 24, 2015, whichever occurs first (the “Term”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY/WIN PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.
3. Alternative Means of Entry:
No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest. A purchase will not improve chances of winning. A person may request a Contest entry ticket (an “AMOE Ticket”) without buying an admission ticket or a membership to the Living Planet Aquarium by appearing in person and making such a request at the aquarium ticket desk. Only one request per person may be made per day. The AMOE Ticket must then be presented to be scanned and thus entered into the contest. An AMOE Ticket is only valid to be scanned one time. AMOE Tickets do not allow entry into the aquarium.
4. Eligibility,and Limitations:
A “Participant” is an individual who has his/her ticket, membership or AMOE Ticket (as defined below) scanned by the Company during the Term of the Contest. THE PARTICIPANT MUST BE TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE FEBRAUARY 1, 2015 AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN. All eligibility information must be present with the Participant to claim the Grand Prize. Employees of the Company, the Contest’s participating sponsors, the sponsors’ advertising agencies, employees of radio or television stations advertising or promoting the Contest, employees of Lancer Food Service, Event Network and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
5. Prize Notification:
The Eligible Winner must be present to win and will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of publicity/liability ("Affidavit") before being able to claim the Grand Prize. Winners who fail to sign an Affidavit may forfeit the Grand Prize, in the Company’s sole discretion. If the Grand Prize is forfeited, an alternate eligible winner may then be selected, in the Company’s sole discretion. Prize will be awarded upon receipt of Affidavit, and verification of the eligibility of the Grand Prize winner.
6. Publicity; Use of Personal Information.
By participating, Participants and winner(s) grant the Company permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and promotions and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the Contest, Participants agree that the Company may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and use such information for marketing and other purposes.
Any valuation of the Grand Prize stated above is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize that are not specifically provided for in the official rules. The winner must provide the Company with valid identification, mailing address, and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize is not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Any person winning a prize with a fair market value equal to or greater than six hundred dollars ($600.00) at the time of delivery may receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
8. Decisions. By participating in the Contest, Participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any Participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or who the Company believes has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Company and shall be final. The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.
The Company may, in its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if the Contest is not capable of running as the Company planned for any reason (including, but not limited to, due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, computer virus, fraud, technical or human error or any other causes which the Company, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or intended conduct of this Contest). The Company may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time. The Company disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest. Written copies of these rules are available by mail with written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope at the address indicated above, or may be read on this website http://www.thelivingplanet.com.
10. Release of Liability:
10.1 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A PRIZE, WINNERS MUST SIGN AN OFFICIAL WAIVER FORM PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY.
10.2 BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH PARTICIPANT AND WINNER(S) AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, SPONSORS, CONTEST PARTIES, CONTEST PROVIDERS AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, OWNERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OR ANY OTHER SPONSOR OR PROVIDER (COLLECTIVELY “RELEASEE(S)”) BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR, AND EACH PARTICIPANT AND WINNER HEREBY RELEASES THEM FROM, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSE OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURIES AND/OR DEATH, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND COUNSEL FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING OR RESULTING FROM ANYTHING RELATING TO:
THE PRODUCTION, PROMOTION, ADMINISTRATION OR EXECUTION OF THE CONTEST (OR THE PARTICIPANT’S OR WINNER’S PARTICIPATION IN IT); CANCELLATION, MODIFICATION OR RESCHEDULING OF ANY ASPECT OF THE CONTEST; ANY WEB SITE(S) RELATED TO THE CONTEST OR MATERIALS ON SUCH WEB SITE(S); ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, OR NONUSE OF THE PRIZE; OR PARTICIPATING IN OR TRAVELING TO ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY.
10.3 Neither the Company nor any other Releasees are responsible for: lost, late, damaged, stolen, or misdirected tickets, memberships or AMOE Tickets, in relation to this Contest; any website, computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, Internet or other equipment, electronics, software, service, transmission, connection, processing or other errors, failures, congestion, accessibility or availability issues; unauthorized access, tampering, hacking, theft or destruction; or other technical or human error in the receipt or processing of entries, or other submissions (whether to or from) or otherwise related to the production, promotion, administration or execution of the Contest.
TAMPERING/VIOLATIONS/DISRUPTION: The Company may, in its sole determination, disqualify any person it believes may be tampering with the entry or other operation of the Contest or acting in violation of the rules, in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
11.1 ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
11.2 NO PRIZE WARRANTY: WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
11.3 Compliance with Law. The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the Unites States of America and the laws of the State of Utah, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. The Company shall follow the applicable laws for conducting contests.
11.4 Governing Law and Venue. The laws of the State of Utah, excluding the rules of conflicts of law, shall govern this and all matters arising out of or related to this Contest. The parties, including Contest winners, hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in Salt Lake County, Utah. Each party expressly agrees that it is subject to the jurisdiction and venue of those courts for purposes of such litigation. Each party hereby waives and covenants not to assert any claim that is not subject to personal jurisdiction in those courts or that venue in those courts is for any reason improper, inconvenient, prejudicial or otherwise inappropriate (including, without limitation, any claim under the judicial doctrine of forum non conveniens).