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 3.5 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.
Read about our history from a childhood dream to world-class Aquarium.
We inspire people to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.
We strive to foster stewardship for the environment and life on Earth.
- Thirst for Learning
- Commitment to Excellence
- Stewardship & Conservation
- Leadership & Growth
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.
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.
Explore, Discover, Learn.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rick White: Chairman
Ron Nielson: Vice Chairman
Michele DePasquale Hilton: Treasurer
Ken Murdock: Secretary
Jeff Flamm: Past Chairman
Terry Grant: Director
Jim Loveland: Director
Brent Andersen: CEO/Founder