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The Living Planet Aquarium Celebrates 6th Anniversary

Published: 06/02/2010

Let's Party Like a Sea Star!

Sandy, UT (June 2, 2010) --- Saturday, June 5, The Living Planet Aquarium will celebrate 6 years of providing many landlocked Utahans, particularly children, an exclusive educational experience never before available in Utah.

The Living Planet officially opened a preview exhibit to the public in 2004 at The Gateway with 18 exhibits covering 10,000 square feet of space. In June of 2006, The Living Planet relocated to a 43,000 square foot facility in Sandy, and now features 51 exhibits, over 1,260 animals and 266 species such as sharks, rays, seahorses, jellyfish, eels, starfish, amphibians, trout and other freshwater species.  Attendance is on pace to reach over 400,000 this year. "The Living Planet has made amazing progress over the last 6 years," says Director of PR and Marketing, Angie Hyde, "and much of that can be attributed to the vision of our CEO, Brent Andersen, a very talented staff & volunteers, our donors, community leaders and the generosity of our citizens. Nearly everything at the aquarium-from the first trout tank built in 2004 to the Gentoo penguin exhibit which opened in March of this year-has been built with donated money," Hyde says. "Utah should be very proud of the Aquarium it has created."

Saturday, June 5, from 11am until 12:30pm, The Radio Disney Road Crew will be onsite with music, dancers, crafts, games and prizes.  There will also be the opportunity to win a birthday party package in the Sunken Ship at The Living Planet Aquarium.