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Shark Extravaganza

February 16 - February 17
See and learn all about sharks at our Shark Extravaganza Celebration!

The South Pacific Aquarium will be bubbling with fun activities all day long. See our wide diversity of shark species including Sandbar, Lemon, Sand tiger, Blacktip, Wobbegong and Nurse sharks.The sharks will receive special treats to devour.

Special activities will be held in the North and South Pacific Aquariums. In the South Pacific Aquarium, a shark feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 am. On Sunday, Feb. 17 see divers swim with the sharks in the South Pacific Aquarium at 11am.

All special shark festivities are FREE with zoo admission.

Explore, play and discover sharks with these activities in the Aquariums:

  • Shark Jaw Food Toss – Join in a beanbag toss to discover what sharks eat!
  • To Breathe or Not to Breathe – Learn why some sharks can never stop moving.
  • Come Find Me – Dress up to learn how and why sharks camouflage.
  • Puzzled about Sharks? – Put it all together and discover how sharks are special!
  • Eat Like a Shark – Try your hand at being a shark’s jaw and see how much food you can catch.
  • Shark Dating Game – Journey through the aquarium on a quest to find a shark’s mate!

See, feel and explore fascinating shark artifacts in the Marine Discovery Center