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Sharks!

August 2 - August 3
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore the watery world of sharks! Join us for a weekend jam-packed with shark-themed activities. Enjoy games and hands-on activities, learn about shark conservation and join us in pledging to protect sharks around the world!



Animal enrichments

  • Shark Feed - Saturday, 11 am (South Pacific Aquarium)
  • Community Feed & Keeper Talk - Sunday, 11 am (North Pacific Aquarium)
  • Lagoon Feed - Sunday, 11 am (South Pacific Aquarium)
  • Stingray Feed - Sunday, 2 pm (South Pacific Aquarium)


Games & Activities

  • Fossil Creations: Make your own fossil shark tooth to take home.
    (North Pacific Aquarium)
  • Sharkmania Hamburger Hunt: Find all the hidden hamburgers in the Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago exhibit and have a chance to win a special Blazing Onion Burger Company gift card.
    (North Pacific Aquarium)
  • Toothy Topper: Turn on your creative side and decorate a paper shark.
    (Main Zoo lawn)
  • Scent Tracking: Find your dinner with your keen, shark-like sense of smell!
    (Main Zoo lawn)
  • Watch the Buzz Saw saw: See how the whorl tooth works in this buzz saw shark demo
    (North Pacific Aquarium)
  • Catch of the Day: Test different fishing methods to find one that helps keep our oceans healthy!


    AND MORE...

TOUCH a shark (and a stingray!)

Touch our new whitespotted bamboo sharks and epaulette sharks, the longest of which is about 3 feet long. They have joined their cartilaginous cousins in Stingray Cove in the South Pacific Aquarium.









art and science collide

Explore the marvelous Sharkmania exhibit that has washed over the North Pacific Aquarium. Follow the story of mysterious shark fossils found in Idaho and learn about the ancient buzz saw shark in this special exhibit by the Idaho Museum of Natural History featuring the art of Alaska artist Ray Troll and the sculpture of Gary Staab.














on their level

Meet our sharks up close in this unique interactive experience! Descend into our 240,000-gallon warm water shark tan and get up close with over a dozen large sharks during an Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive. Programs are available for both certified divers and non-divers. Online registration is required.














sharks need help

Did you know that millions of sharks are killed by humans every year? Learn more about sharks' role in marine ecosystems, the effects of humans on shark populations, and how you can help.












All activities except for Eye-to-Eye Shark Dives are FREE with paid admission or membership. Skip the lines and enjoy a discount by purchasing online!