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Discover Salt Lake’s New Party Oasis


The Wasatch Front has been buzzing with the excitement of the new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium that opened March 25th in Draper. Families have been coming in packs to check out what’s lurking in the water.

One question that has been on everyone’s mind since the opening, “I have my party at the aquarium?” A party center was in the works at the Living Planet Aquarium and as of August 29, the Tuki’s Island Play and Party Center will be open to host your next event.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium makes party planning hassle free for parents. Each party includes Aquarium admission, a private party room, drinks and pizza, and access to the play center for two hours. The cost is $300 for a party of up to twenty people, or $500 for a party of up to 40 people. Aquarium members receive a 10% discount on services. Looking for something a little more in budget? No problem! Your children can access the play center without booking a party, for $6 per child per hour.

Are you worried about trying to schedule your child’s party exactly when you want it? No problem! Parties are held every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Parties are booked at two hour intervals during the Aquarium’s normal business hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Everyone from your youngest toddlers to your tween will be absolutely delighted to have their party at the Aquarium. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, religious event, end of summer, or beginning of school party, children of all age groups will find something to love. The play place is full of hands on activities and toys for children of all sizes to play on and with. With an emphasis on education, even the play equipment has something to teach. A “Toddler Only” area makes keeping an eye on your littlest one a whole lot easier. With a 300,000 gallon shark tank, penguin encounter, fresh water exhibit, touch pools, and 4D Theater, no one will go away with birthday blues.

Not only do you get a fun party room and access to the brand new and one-of-a-kind play center, but guests also get access to the Aquarium. And that’s what makes this one of the most unique party places in Utah. The Aquarium has over 2,500 animals and over 450 species on display.

“The mission of the Aquarium is to inspire people to explore, discover and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.” says Shelby Dobson, Head of Public Relations at The Living Planet Aquarium. “We are a world-class Aquarium that engages and educates people about the global system of life by showcasing the world’s ecosystems.”

Not only will your child be engaged in the physical aspect of creatures, plants, and ecosystems that they have never seen before, but they will have access to information from experts. It’s not just about sea life either! Your children can learn the importance of conservation and steps that they can take, even as children, to help the environment and all the creatures that live in it.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 S. Lone Peak Pkwy in Draper

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Vanessa Crezee

Vanessa Crezee

Editor of Utah Family Magazine and lover of coffee, cats, and Harry Potter.

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