196
196
17

Create the Science Learning Campus

$534,090 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 213 people in 1 month
Created April 5, 2018
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
on behalf of Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Create the Science Learning Campus
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah, is at capacity and expanding to provide more educational experiences and create new animal habitats, and needs your help. We are creating The Living Planet Science Learning Campus to serve the local community, become a destination for guests nationwide, and further our mission to inspire people to Explore, Discover, and Learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.


What is the Science Learning Campus?
The Campus will include two primary structures: a cutting-edge 80,000 square foot Science Learning Center and The Claw, an iconic, 165 foot tall structure that served as U2’s stage for their renowned 360° Tour.


Why a Science Learning Campus?
The Campus will serve K-12 and university students, as well as Aquarium members and guests. Through hands-on interactive exhibits, animal habitats, high-tech classrooms, laboratories, and more, the Campus will offer experiences that help them understand that the environments we live in are all interconnected as one global ecosystem: The Living Planet. With this knowledge, we all can become better stewards of our environment.




What is The Claw?
The largest stage in music history, The Claw traveled around the globe from 2009-2011 as part of U2’s renowned 360° Tour, the highest-grossing concert tour of all time. Designed with 360° open sight lines, this iconic structure and engineering marvel was seen by more than seven million people in 68 stadiums around the world during the three year tour. 



How will The Claw be used as part of the Science Learning Campus?
In its new life, The Claw will crown our Science Learning Campus and be sustainably repurposed as a permanent Utah landmark and majestic symbol of science exploration, learning, and conservation. It will serve as a community gathering space and come alive with special events, immersive hands-on interactive exhibits, outdoor animal habitats, imaginative play areas, and much more. One of two remaining structures, this will be the only Claw in the United States.


You Can Help Create the Science Learning Campus
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on your support. This Campus is a way for us to give back to our community and visitors nationwide with a unique place that will benefit current and future generations. With your help, we can begin construction this Fall. Every gift matters. If you can't contribute, please help us spread the word by sharing our campaign: www.gofundme.com/LivingPlanetAquarium. For more information please visit expansion.thelivingplanet.com, and for unique naming and sponsorship opportunities contact development@thelivingplanet.com.


Commemorate Your Legacy
You can help build the Living Planet Science Learning Campus and give the Claw a new home by purchasing a brick to be prominently placed in front of or even on the plaza stage! Leave a lasting legacy with your personalized inscription to commemorate family or loved ones, thank a friend or mentor, and to show your support for science, learning, and conservation of our living planet. Bricks will be located in front of the stage and a limited number of premium plaques will be on top of the stage beneath The Claw. Laser Engraved Bricks are available in two sizes including the River Level (4 x 8-inches/$100) and Lake Level (8 x 8-inches/$250) in front of the stage. Ocean Level (12 x 6-inch premium engraved plaques/$500) are limited and will be located on top of the circular stage.



Bricks and plaques are available now for a limited time only. They will be ordered an installed in 2019 to coincide with the ribbon cutting to open opening of the Science Learning Campus plaza and to welcome the magnificent 360° world tour stage to its new permanent home.  A representative from Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will contact you through email regarding what you would like as your inscription on your brick or plaque. (Logos and images are also available to be added to your 8x8 inch brick or plaque at additional cost).


+ Read More
We are excited to announce a new level and new additions to our previous levels! Because we want you to be able to join us in celebrating the opening of our new Science Learning Campus, we’ve decided to include tickets with our reward tiers so you can choose when you’d like to visit our new plaza in June 2019.

We are now offering a Pond Level at $50 that includes two admission tickets to be redeemed on a day of your choosing during our Grand Opening Celebration month, June 2019. In addition the River and Lake Levels will also include two admission tickets to be redeemed on a day of your choosing during our Grand Opening Celebration month, June 2019. The Ocean Level also includes the Pond Level plus two tickets to a VIP Grand Opening Event.

$50 Pond Level - 2 admission tickets to be redeemed on a day of your choosing during our Grand Opening Celebration month, June 2019.
$100 River Level - High visibility 4 x 8 inch engraved brick with optimum placement on the plaza in front of the stage. Includes Pond level.
$250 Lake Level - High visibility 8 x 8 inch engraved brick with optimum placement on the plaza in front of the stage. Includes Pond level.
$500 Ocean Level - Premium 12 x 6 inch engraved hexagon plaque installed on top of the stage beneath The Claw. Includes Pond Level and 2 tickets to a VIP Grand Opening Event.

If you have any questions about donations, reward tiers, or how to upgrade your existing donation to a higher tier, please contact development@thelivingplanet.com.

+ Read More
"As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization we have launched a part of our fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com/LivingPlanetAquarium. This gives everyone who would like a chance to participate an opportunity to make this iconic stage a permanent attraction. So if you want to donate, have your custom-engraved brick in front of the stage or even a custom engraved plaque on the stage itself, you can be a part of preserving a part of rock history and supporting a nonprofit organization at the same time. "

Read more Q&A with the aquarium’s founder and CEO, Brent Andersen, here: https://www.atu2.com/news/the-future-of-the-u2-claw-qa-with-brent-andersen.html
+ Read More
Commemorate Your Legacy

You can help build the Living Planet Science Learning Campus and give the Claw a new home by purchasing a brick to be prominently placed in front of or even on the stage! You can leave a permanent legacy with your personalized inscription to commemorate family or loved ones, thank a friend or mentor, and to show your support for science, learning, and conservation of our living planet. Locations for the bricks will be in in front of the stage and a limited number of premium plaques will be on top of the famous stage. Laser Engraved Bricks are available in two sizes including the River Level (4 x 8-inches/$100) and Lake Level (8 x 8-inches/$250) in front of the stage. Ocean Level (12 x 6-inch premium engraved plaques/$500) are limited and will be located on top of the circular stage.

Bricks and plaques are available now for a limited time only. They will be ordered an installed in 2019 to coincide with the ribbon cutting to open opening of the Science Learning Campus plaza and to welcome the magnificent 360° world tour stage to its new permanent home. A representative from Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will contact you regarding what you would like as your inscription on your brick or plaque. (Logos and images are also available to be added to your brick or plaque at additional cost).

River & Lake Levels
Ocean Level
+ Read More
"Soon, the dome-shaped metal stage structure known as "the Claw," which stands as tall as Niagara Falls, will have a new home outside a Utah aquarium, where the sounds of blaring guitars and drums will be replaced by screeches and giggles from children eager to see sharks and stingrays."

Read the full article from US News here: https://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2018-04-14/former-u2-stage-to-be-centerpiece-of-utah-aquarium-expansion
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$534,090 of $1.0M goal

Raised by 213 people in 1 month
Created April 5, 2018
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
on behalf of Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
EC
$100
Erin Carlisle
4 hours ago
AA
$500
Amy Anderson
12 hours ago
DA
$250
Dalton Anderson
12 hours ago
JJ
$100
Jana Jacobs
14 hours ago
JJ
$250
Jana Jacobs
15 hours ago
$100
Anonymous
17 hours ago
JJ
$500
Jana Jacobs
18 hours ago
$500
L Mustard
1 day ago
BB
$100
Bruce Burkhart
1 day ago
CR
$100
Charles Rhoades
1 day ago
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.