As of June 1, 2012, Utah's Hogle Zoo has a few new residents and a new multimillion-dollar signature exhibit, "Rocky Shores," featuring the animals and habitats of northwest North America.Rocky Shores is the new home for Rizzo, a 14-year-old polar bear, plus seals, otters, grizzly bears and several bald eagles. The exhibit features cutting edge zoo design and environmental immersion for visitors, including close-up underwater viewing of the animals as they swim.Hogle Zoo is just one of the 13 attractions included with the Visit Salt Lake Connect Pass, which gives visitors and locals economical access to 13 of Salt Lake City's most popular attractions. The pass can be purchased for one, two, three or 365 days and includes admission to Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, Hogle Zoo, The Leonardo, The Natural History Museum of Utah, Red Butte Garden, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Thanksgiving Point's Gardens and Museum of Ancient Life, This is the Place Heritage Park, Tracy Aviary, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Utah Olympic Park, plus lunch or dinner at the Lion House Pantry.Whether you are planning a Salt Lake City "staycation" or a whole year of family fun, the Salt Lake Connect Pass lets you sample the best of what SLC has to offer. I've loved using it for spontaneous boredom-busting outings with the kids, and it's helped our family explore some new places in our own backyard.Get the details: Salt Lake Connect PassPhoto courtesy Utah's Hogle Zoo. Read more from Marsha Maxwell at