Living Planet Aquarium prepares for December opening

Published: Friday, Nov. 15 2013 4:50 p.m. MST

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper is scheduled to open on Dec. 29.

Matt Gade, Deseret News

DRAPER — Construction continues on the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium at its new location in Draper.

The aquarium gave media members a first-look tour at the new location on Friday.

The Draper location broke ground Oct. 24, 2012, and is scheduled to open the last week of December.

Some highlights of the tour were: The two-story Journey to South America exhibit, the slot canyon that will feature species unique to Utah, including the now indoor/outdoor River Otter exhibit. Media also saw how the touch pools are created and got an update on the 300,000-gallon shark tank.

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