Friday, October 28, 2011
Living Planet Aquarium
The Living Planet Aquarium is an organization dedicated to cultivating public interest in the environment, conservation, and enhancement of our planet and its creatures through adoption, education, research, and recreation.
They offer many education programs to educate both students and teachers.It is a unique and popular attraction, and a must-see if you plan a trip to Utah. Exhibits here feature sharks, rays, seashorses, jellyfish, octopus, eels, starfish, amphibians, trout, and plenty other freshwater species.
They even offer stingray feedings and penguin encounters for an additional fee. Some things to see and do at the aquarium right now include the journey to South America exhibit, Ocean Explorer, and Discover Utah as special exhibits. They also have a cafe, gift shop, and an education room. There is even a shark tank, sunken ship, a touch people, and endangered species.
The journey to South America exhibit brings you through the rainforests of South America. You'll see anacondas, piranhas, eels, poisonous frogs, and more. This exhibit informs visitors of the ecosystems of the rainforest and the benefits rainforests provide us, so we know learn how to help protect those habitats.
Ocean Explorer is another special right now which features saltwater species from around the world. Here there are 6 different types of sharks, moon jellies, lobsters, coral reefs, and octopus.
Discover Utah shows some of Utah's threatened and endangered species like june suckers, spotted frogs, and boreal toads. There is a simulated boat ride across the Great Salt Lake, which educates visitors on the lake's impact on economy, migration of birds, and the ecosystem.
For more information or to find out about special and future events, visit the Living Planet Aquarium's website. You can find out about ticket prices and how to adopt an animal and get answers to any questions you may have. So book your trip to this amazing aquarium and see for yourself just how wonderful it is.