Check out these two options for an educational weekend, featuring aquatic creatures (ones who originate from outside of and in Utah) at Antelope Island and The Living Planet Aquarium.

Living Planet’s Birthday        

On Saturday, June 2, The Living Planet Aquarium marks eight years of giving landlocked Utahns a place to see, and even touch, sea creatures, like stingrays, sea turtles, penguins and otters.

To celebrate, kids are invited for a treasure hunt, along with enhanced animal encounters at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Calypso’s Café will serve hot dogs for 98 cents, and a contest will be held for a free birthday party in the aquarium’s Sunken Ship.

Cake will be served at 2 p.m. $9 for adults, $7 per child.

Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, Sandy, 801-355-3474
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Brine Shrimp and Sand

Speaking of aquatic creatures, you and the kids can learn exactly what brine shrimp are at Antelope Island State Park on June 2.

Stop by Bridger Bay Beach between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., where a park interpreter will give info on the tiny creatures that live in the lake and have microscopes on hand to see it for yourself.

Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W. 1700 South, Syracuse, 801-725-9263
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