Sharks of yore, sharks galore!
Immerse yourself in Sharkmania this summer! Visit the Aquarium to see and touch real sharks, explore massive shark-themed art installations, and learn about these beautiful, misunderstood and ancient creatures.
BUZZ SAW SHARKS OF LONG AGO
Imagine a fearsome shark with a circular saw where the usual jagged teeth might be. Now imagine that shark as 24 feet long and weighing about 1,000 pounds. If you had lived, say, 270 million years ago, you might have seen such a creature.
These prehistoric whorl tooth, or "buzz saw," sharks went extinct eons ago. But this summer at the North Pacific Aquarium you'll get an in-depth look at these fantastic creatures--as part of a special exhibit by the Idaho Museum of Natural History featuring the art of Alaska artist Ray Troll and the sculpture of Gary Staab.
|TOUCH A SHARK (AND A STINGRAY!)
Touch our new whitespotted bamboo sharks and epaulette sharks, the largest of which is about 3 feet long. They have joined their cartilaginous cousins at Stingray Cove in the South Pacific Aquarium.
Learn more about our touchable shark species!
|EYE-TO-EYE SHARK DIVES
Meet our sharks up close in this unique interactive experience! Descend into our 240,000-gallon warm water shark tank and learn about the conservation of these beautiful animals. Programs are available for both certified divers and beginners.
Online registration is required.
|MEGA-COOL MEGALODON SHARK JAW
Take your picture with a life-size replica of a massive Megalodon shark jaw and try to imagine the size of this animal. Megalodons, related to modern great white sharks, lived over 28 millions years ago and were so large that they feasted on whales!
MORE TO EXPLORE: Download the Sharkmania Scavenger Hunt checklist (PDF) and enjoy a special offer from Blazing Onion Burger Company!
Sharkmania is FREE with paid admission or membership.
Skip the lines and enjoy a discount by purchasing tickets online.
DID YOU KNOW THAT SHARKS NEED YOUR HELP?
Millions of sharks are killed by humans every year. Learn more about shark conservation.