Last chance to see ‘Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived’ at Adventure Science Center
Exhibit closes Jan. 31
NASHVILLE, Jan. 18, 2016—Visitors at Adventure Science Center have only a couple more weeks to get up close and personal with Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived before it swims away on Jan. 31.
More information is available at www.adventuresci.org/megalodon.
Since last September, more than 77,000 visitors and school groups have explored the exhibit, making it one of the most popular in the Science Center’s history.
Before the exhibit closes, Adventure Science Center is offering dogfish shark dissection labs on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Participants will be able to take a closer look at what makes sharks so special. Groups will examine the external and internal features of a dogfish shark (Squalus acanthias) using basic dissection techniques. Limited space; advance registration required at www.adventuresci.org/megalodon; additional lab fee applies.
Though Megalodon vanished 2 million years ago, its fascinating story inspires lessons for science and shark conservation. The exhibit conveys current research findings of Florida Museum of Natural History paleontologists and showcases both fossil and modern shark specimens and full-scale models from several collections.
As Megalodon departs, so does the Great White Shark show in the Sudekum Planetarium’s Judith Payne Turner Theatre. The full-dome program features the strength and beauty of these animals by looking through the eyes of those who have been touched by their shark encounters, including expert freedivers who tag great whites by simply holding their breath and swimming alongside the sharks. Tickets for the show are $6 for non-members and $3 for members, in addition to general admission.
Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived is included with general admission to the Science Center and with school group field trips.
Programs and activities subject to change.
Megalodon was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History with support from the National Science Foundation. Contributing sponsor: American Paper & Twine Co.
Great White Shark is sponsored by TVA.
About Adventure Science Center
For 70 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or visit www.adventuresci.org.