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(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fish swim close to the observation windows at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah Monday, March 17, 2014.
Attendance is way up at new Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
First Published Mar 31 2014 04:08 pm • Last Updated Apr 01 2014 10:06 pm

Utahns are demonstrating a definite affinity for fish at the newly opened Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

According to aquarium staff, the facility attracted nearly 40,000 visitors in its first six days of operation. That’s almost 9 percent of the total attendance in 2012, the last full year the older facility in Sandy was open.

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Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Where » 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway, Draper

Tickets » Adults $15.95; students 13-17, seniors and military, $12.95; children 3-12, $10.95; 2 and under, free; Call 801-355-3474 or visit www.thelivingplanet.com for more information.

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(The previous aquarium closed in early September 2013 in preparation for the move.)

The new facility in Draper is more than three times the size of the old one and features thousands of animals in 600,000 gallons of water spread across 74 exhibits.

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway, Draper, is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $15.95 for adults; $12.95 for students 13-17, seniors and military; $10.95 for children 3-12; children 2 and younger get in for free. For more information, call 801-355-3474 or visit thelivingplanet.com.




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