Baby penguins at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

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CLICK HERE to enter the contest! We will choose the top 5 names on July 31.

Weddings at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Utah

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Imagine your next corporate event among vibrant marine life that includes colorful tropical fish, stingrays, sharks, penguins and river otters. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a premiere attraction and venue perfect for your next event.

The 136,000 square foot Aquarium includes a 40-foot underwater shark tunnel, a two story rainforest gallery and two touch pools where you can get up close with sea life. There’s no place else in Utah where you can see saltwater and freshwater species from all over the world.

Our spectacular banquet facilities include a private floor-to-ceiling window into the 300,000 gallon shark tank. It’s a perfect backdrop for any event, including weddings and receptions. The Aquarium can accommodate groups as large as 450 for a plated dinner and over 1,000 for a reception. Formal and informal events are welcome.

Contact Us:
Jennifer Tanner
801-355-FISH (3474) ext. 220
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Baby Penguins Hatch at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is excited to announce two Gentoo penguin chicks have hatched! They hatched on Wednesday, June 10.

The first week is a critical time for the chicks. Gentoo penguins typically lay two eggs every year. In the wild, it is common for only one chick to survive for first time parents. To increase the chances of the chicks surviving, the Animal Husbandry team is caring for one of the chicks off exhibit, while the other is being cared for by its parents in the exhibit. The parents are named Sampson and Fria, and they are first time parents.

Aquarium visitors may find it hard to spot the new chicks for several weeks. But if you’re lucky, you may catch sight of them being fed. These are the first chicks for this group of penguins at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. The penguin exhibit, sponsored by Mountain America Credit Union, first opened in March 2010 at the Aquarium’s previous location in Sandy.

Gentoo penguins are very nurturing. Both parents work to build the circular nest made of stones. Once the eggs are laid, the mother and the father take turns sitting on it for about a month. The chicks remain in the nest for up to a month after they’re born. The Aquarium is excited to welcome a few more chicks soon, as there are a few more eggs getting ready to hatch. For updates, follow The Living Planet Aquarium on Facebook. You can also watch a live stream of the penguins on our Penguin Cam.

Tuki's Island Play and Party Center at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Party FAQs

    • What does a party include?

      Beverages, tableware, a private party room for 90 minutes, and admission to Loveland Living Planet Aquarium for the entire day of the party.

    • Do I have to pay admission for my guests?

      The price of admission is included with the party packages.

    • Who counts in the party count?

      Any combination of children, adults and Aquarium members attending are part of the party count. Birthday child and family are also part of the party count.

    • Parents are bringing their children to the party. Do I have to pay for them?

      If they come into the Fun Center/Party room they will need their own Party Admission Ticket and will be part of your party count.

    • What is Tuki's Island Play & Party Center?

      Tuki's Island Play & Party center is an area providing a central hub for the four party rooms and designed for children under the age of 12. Socks are required for everyone intending to explore and discover the heights and obstacles of the play set.

    • Can I bring cake or cupcakes?

      Yes, you can bring your own cake or cupcakes.

    • Can I bring candles?

      Yes, regular birthday candles are a great part of celebrations and are allowed on Tuki's Island Play & Party Center premises.

    • Can I bring food?

      You may bring cake, cupcakes and ice cream. Other outside food and drinks are not allowed in the Aquarium. You may, however, order food from the Aquarium.

    • What decorations can I bring?

      Guests can bring table decorations or centerpieces.

    • How long do the parties last?

      Parties include 90 minutes in a private party room with access to Tuki's Island Play & Party Center. You and your guests are welcome to explore the Aquarium on your own anytime during the day of your party.

    • What does the party host do?

      The party host will assist you during your 90 minute party, bring beverages, and clean up.

    • How much does the party cost?

Party SizeAquarium Member PricingNon-member pricing
up to 20 people $270 $300
up to 40 people $450 $500

How do I book a party?

Once you are ready to make a reservation or if you have any questions, go to our request a party page or call our guest services at 801-355-3474 ext.216. You may also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Party Tips

    • Remind your guests to skip the general admission line, enter through the southeast doors and pick up tickets at the check-in desk.
    • You may bring cake, cupcakes or ice cream to your party. Beverages and 2 or 4 pizzas are provided (depending upon party size). Additional pizza can be ordered through the Aquarium. Other outside food is not allowed.
    • Anyone who wants to play in Tuki's Island play areas must wear socks. We may provide socks for you or you may choose to wear your own, clean socks.
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