Develop a deeper love for sharks and the many roles they play at Sharks, a jaw-dropping new exhibit created by Grande Experiences at the California Academy of Sciences.
Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, Sharks will have you hooked from start to finish.
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Leave the outside world behind as you dive into the incredible underwater world of sharks—without even getting your feet wet. Trace over 450 million years of evolution, come face-to-face with the storied great white shark (in model form), learn about current conservation efforts to protect vulnerable shark populations, and gain a whole new level of respect for the ocean's oldest and most effective predator.
The immersive exhibit will feature more than a dozen full-scale shark models—from a hammerhead to a bull shark—and a life-size replica of the massive jaws of a Megalodon, an ancient ancestor of the great white shark. Visitors can examine a collection of extremely rare fossils, real shark jaws, and teeth. Plus, enjoy an immersive cinematic experience as high-definition underwater footage transports you to the underwater world of sharks with floor-to-ceiling projections.
Visitors will also be treated to captivating stories of human/shark encounters through personal accounts of humans who have come face to face with these ocean marvels and the iconic shark stories portrayed—and often misrepresented—in popular television and film.
Sharks is now open through January 23rd, 2022. Entry to this exhibit is included with museum general admission. Timed-entry general admission tickets must be reserved in advance. Please note that masks are required at all times inside the Academy. For more information or to reserve your tickets, visit calacademy.org.