It’s that time of the year when Sharks take center stage and get the chance to let their fins shine. Shark U Week makes a splash at Moody Gardens starting Sunday July 28 through Saturday August 3, giving guests a chance to learn more about some of the most fascinating creatures of the ocean.
Guests can enjoy free shark-themed arts and crafts inside the Visitor Center Garden Lobby 1-3 p.m. daily, in addition to the interactive Shark Carts that will be stationed throughout the Aquarium Pyramid 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily with unique artifacts.
Learn more about sharks and marine life with daily dive presentations at 10:30 a.m. in the Gulf Rig Exhibit, 1:30 p.m. in the Caribbean Exhibit and 2:30 p.m. in the South Pacific Exhibit, all inside the Aquarium Pyramid. A communication system will allow divers, while underwater, to talk to guests in real time and answer any questions they may have about sharks in the exhibit as well as in their natural habitat.
Interactive learning continues with See-Food Activities, located inside the Aquarium Pyramid Caribbean Tunnel. Guests will have a shark’s eye-view from this tunnel, from beneath the water, to see how easy it is for a shark to mistake a human for its prey. Can they tell the difference between a surfer and a seal? What about a turtle and a flotation device? It may be a case of mistaken identity.
On Thursday August 1 only, guests can sink their teeth into a special screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, JAWS along with a Q&A session with shark experts to dispel some myths about sharks. Catch it at the MG 3D Theater at 7 p.m. To register for free guests can visit: www.moodygardens.org/sharkuweek.
Discover the Great White’s place in imaginations, in fears and in the reality of their role at the top of the oceanic food chain with Great White Shark 3D, coming to guests on the largest movie screen in Texas inside the MG 3D Theater. The film will play daily at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Please note times are subject to change.
The public is encouraged to follow Moody Gardens on Facebook for live videos throughout the week for all things shark. Guests can send in questions using the hashtag #SharkUWeek and Moody Gardens shark experts will answer them LIVE from the Aquarium Pyramid. Shark trivia and fun facts will also be featured throughout the week on Moody Gardens social media outlets.
Guests planning to enjoy Shark U Week can save $5 per person on admission to the Aquarium Pyramid when purchasing tickets online at moodygardens.org by using code MGSHARK at checkout, valid July 28-August 3.
Don’t forget, shark week can be any week at Moody Gardens! With our recently renovated Aquarium Pyramid there’s plenty of sharks and marine life you can explore and get acquainted with. At Moody Gardens we use our own innate knowledge of different shark species to debunk myths and educate the public. Shark U Week gives us the opportunity to explore sharks through interactive learning and unique presentations.
For a complete schedule of activities, please visit www.moodygardens.org/sharkuweek or call 409-744-4673.