The Living Planet Aquarium, Sandy, Utah

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Happy World Oceans Day! 

The official World Oceans Day was Saturday, June 8, 2013, so the tots and I (and their cousin) celebrated with a trip to The Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah.

The Living Planet Aquarium is an awesome excursion for kids. They have lots of great animals including penguins, otters, sharks, sea turtles, sting rays, jelly fish, sea horses, an electric eel, giant octopus and an eight foot long anaconda. One of the prettiest fish we saw was this Lion Fish, fully arrayed with all his feathery fins.

A big attraction at The Living Planet Aquarium is their touch pool.  One of the dreams of my life was fulfilled at the aquarium when I was able to pet a sting ray.  It was sooooo cool.

In addition to petting a sting ray, the tots and I got to touch a star fish, sea urchin and small reef shark, although Big E was reluctant and mostly just watched.

After the touch pool, our favorite exhibit was Animal Superheroes! where each animal got to show off their super powers, comic book style.  We saw transparent fish, glow in the dark scorpions,  a heat sensing snake and cameoflauge flat fish. The information on all the animals was designed with excitement and I was very impressed with the whole display.

Now, if you’re planning a trip to The Living Planet Aquarium, be aware that they are moving this fall to a new location. The current location in Sandy, Utah closes in September 2013 and the new location at 12033 S Lone Peak Parkway in Draper, Utah is set to open in December 2013. 
If you have a chance to get to the aquarium before then I highly suggest it. The tots were thoroughly entertained the entire time and I really enjoyed it as well.  

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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