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About Us

Explore, Discover, Learn.

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires people to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. A world-class facility, LLPA provides learning opportunities at all levels, interests, and ages. Since opening its new facility in Draper in March 2014, the Aquarium has welcomed over 4.7 million visitors and provided more than 650,000 educational experiences to students. Home to more than 4,500 animals representing 550 species, LLPA showcases ecosystems from around the planet including kelp forests, coral reefs, the deep ocean, Antarctic waters, Asian cloud forests, South American rain forests, and the waterways of our home state of Utah.

Our History

Read about our history from a childhood dream to a world-class Aquarium

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Our Mission

We inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystem.

Our Vision

We strive to foster stewardship for the environment and life on Earth.

Support Our Mission

We inspire people to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.

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Who We Are

We are a world-class Aquarium that engages and educates people about their place in the global system of life by showcasing the world’s ecosystems.

What We Do

We provide living “classrooms” that immerse people in natural ecosystems, bridging the gaps between education, entertainment, and conservation to help people understand and appreciate their connection to the global system of life.

Board of Directors

  • Terry Grant: Chairman
  • Rick White: Vice Chairman
  • Ron Nielsen: Treasurer
  • Michele Hilton: Secretary
  • Tim Cosgrove
  • Jeff Flamm
  • Jim Loveland
  • Ken Murdock

Founding Members

Legacy Level

($1,000,000+)

Central Utah Water Conservancy District

Loveland Family Foundation

State of Utah

Benefactors Circle

($500,000+)

George W. Perkins, Jr.

Katherine W. Dumke & Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation

Founders Circle

($250,000 – $499,999)

The Boyer Company

George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Larry H. and Gail Miller Foundation

Mountain America Credit Union

Salt Lake Community College

Utah Division of Water Resources

Directors Circle

($100,000 – $249,999)

Adobe

Arthur & Gail Benjamin Foundation

The Clark Foundation

D. Forrest & Gerda M. Greene Foundation

Richard S. Prows

Rocky Mountain Power

The Walbridge Fund

White Family Trust

Presidents Circle

($50,000 – $99,999)

Impact Research

KSTU Fox 13 Television

Layton Construction

Morgan Stanley

Neptune Divers

RBM Services

RotoAire Filters

Scheels

Wheeler Foundation

USANA

Zions Bank

Kent and Pam England

Curators Circle

($25,000 – $49,999)

American Express

Andrew Powell

Billy Hensler

Brent V. Andersen

Child Family Foundation

Citadel Broadcasting

Clear Channel Communications

Comcast

Delta Air Lines

goBE Realty

Harmons Grocery

Interior Solutions

KSL Television

The Nature Conservancy of Utah

Novell

Anonymous (Palladium Foundation)

Richter 7

Sandy City

Sydney Vie

Smith Food & Drug

Stonehaven Dental

Snell & Wilmer

Swire Coca-Cola

Tanner LLC

Utah Office of Museum Services

Webb Audio Visual

Wells Fargo Bank

XMission 

Young Electric Sign Company

Dolphin Level

($10,000 – $24,999)

Aspen Press

AutoDesk

Chris Barela

Bourne-Spafford Foundation

B R E Properties

The Silver Cricket

Conely Company

Corporate Edge Printing & Marketing

Brad Daniels

Discover Financial Services

E*Trade

Fat Pipe

First American Title of Utah

Flamm Family Foundation

Trace Gordon

Harrington Industrial Plastics

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Lance Kocherhans & Jared Jeppson

Lakeview Hospital

Christopher Layton

Marsh

Jim and Laurie Loveland

Ken Murdock

Rebecca Ann Johnson

Kayla Hyde Keller

Aryeh Robinson

Randy OlsenTyler & Michelle Perry

Rhina International

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

Stephen S. Schulkens

Simmons Media

Sean Smith, Uinta Golf

Pi Foundation

Jan Stumacher

Troy & Jean Takach

Thanksgiving Point, LLC

Utah Travel Council

David Wiener Ventures 

Blue Marlin Level

($5,000 – $9,999)

AgelCares Foundation

Art Andersen

Scott Anderson

Ashton Family Foundation

Robert Bennett

Bird & Exotic Pet Hospital

Bradley Sterling Scott

Century Link Foundation

Crawford Family Foundation

Dixon Security Cameras

Douglas Morton

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Sterling & Shelli Gardner Family Foundation

Val A. Green & Edith D. Green Foundation

Hometown Values

InVision Eye Health

James Carroll & Associates

Jones, Waldo, Holbrook & McDonough

Kimball Office Group

Phyllis Kleinschnitz

KTVX Television

KUTV Television

Leavitt Group

McCarthey Family Foundation

Media One

MHTN Architects

Nash & Associates

Oakleigh L. Thorne Foundation

Overstock.com

Park City Jewelers

Richard & Jill Pope

Peak Alarm

Performance Audio

Press Media

Project Learning TreePrudential Financial

PSC Development

R.C. Willey Home Furnishings

Stevenson Smith CPA, LLC

SoundTube

Joey Spafford

Paul St. Pierre Foundation

Stoel-Rives 

Sunrise Engineering

Sysco Intermountain

Paul Taggart

Gail L. Waite

Whittington Family

Manta Ray Level

($2,500 – $4,999)

1-800 Contacts

Accent Surfaces

Alpha Graphics

Arizona Tile

Bamberger-Allen Foundation

Brett Partridge Family

CCG Howells

Composite Coatings, LLC

Copperview Medical Center

CounterPoint Studios

James Cross

Days of ’47, Inc.

European Marble & Granite

Ferguson Supply

Rhett & Katrina Fornoff

Franklin Templeton

Martin (Sonny) Hollingsworth

IKON Office Solutions

IT Now

KDYL-AM

KOSY-FM

Katrina Larson

W.C. Klintworth

Lundquist Sales

Jay Magure

Mandalay Bay Aquarium

Media OneTracy Mendenhall

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Montgomery Watson Americas

Morton Salt

Charles Maxfield & Gloria F. Parrish Foundation

Quality Acoustics

Soren & Heather Simonsen

Steinhart Aquarium

Stephen Moody Studios

Sandy Stewart

Stone Touch

The Bryne Foundation

Tom Taylor

Wasatch Concrete Cutting

Winroc

Rainbow Trout Level

($1,000 – $2,499)

George Armstrong

Aurant

Bank of the West

Caleb & Betsey Richardson Foundation

Charles & Elizabeth Beck

Seward & Natalie Benjamin

Willis Boyd

Patrick Bryne

Chris & Dicks

John & Rose Craven

Dako Corporation

Robert J. DeBry

Defender Direct

Dive Addicts

Division of Wildlife Resources

Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Steve Drott

Elements Day Spa

Empowered Wealth Foundation

First Utah Bank

FranklinCovey

Geneva Rock

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Greenbacks

H & E Rentals

The Marion D. & Maxine C. Hanks Foundation

Heinz Family Charitable Fund

Richard H. & Joann O. Keller Family Foundation

Lewis Brothers Stages

Little America Hotel

Marine Products

Smokey Meehan

Mike Hatch Tile & Stone

Mike Mower

Miller Paving

Mountain Express Magazine

Kristin Murdock

NACS

Noorda Family Trust

Ortho Development

Raymond Peterson

In Memory of LaVaughn & Kathryn Robison

Ron Hartford Painting & Construction

Ryan Herco Flow Solutions

Savage Scaffold

Jana Rae Shaw

Shaw & Co., P.C.

Sierra Electric

Dale Smith

Sundance Resort

Ann Stanger

Stewart Charitable Foundation

Texas Roadhouse

Scott & Betsy Thornton Family Foundation

Timbercreek Doors

Trajectory Ticketing

Kenneth R. Troester

Utah Business Magazine

Vision International

Waste Management

Sidney Waite

Western Nut Company

Harold & Joan Wolf

Evan Whitaker

Sea Turtle Level

($500 – $999)

Becker Media

Blooming Enterprises

Blythe Lee

Career College Association

Gary Christensen

Cuisine Unlimited

Fairy Tales

FM 100

Fila Golf

Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel

Robert & Joyce Graham

Douglas & Irene Grossman

Reed Harris

Jennifer Kesteloot

Liberty  Mutual

Brenda Lyon

Mobile Logic Media

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Oasis Stage Werks

Packaging Corporation of America

Pamela Parsons

Phase II Construction

Pleasant Grove Marine Center

Razoo Foundation

Rubios

Ben Saturen

Elizabeth Seng

Suzanne Smith

Staples

Sunrise Press

David C. Taylor

Eva Marie Bellevue Thomas

Trout Unlimited (Utah Council)

United Airlines

Walmart Foundation

Washington Mutual

Tim & Tina Weidauer

Wisdom In Numbers

David Young

Corporate Members

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