Planet Shark has just landed at the Museum of Nature & Science at Fair Park in Dallas. This is the largest show since BODYWORLDS and this exhibit marks only the second stop on its four-stop U.S. tour. Visitors will attempt to understand one of the oldest creatures on earth and certainly one of the most feared and misunderstood. This massive display covers everything shark: from their birth 450 million years ago to the current human fin trade. There is also a dynamic film presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau SHARKS IMAX®.
Visitors will learn sharks are necessary to maintain the health of the ocean. For the first time in 450 million years they are threatened. In the last 50 years humans have driven dozens of species to the brink of extinction. Shark fins are used as human supplements. A controversial book written in 1993, Sharks Don't Get Cancer, increased the use of shark cartilage. Humans also consume shark meat.
Created by Grande Exhibitions of Australia and OceanZOO of New Zealand the 12,000 square feet exhibition houses specimen models, rare fossils, thousands of teeth, frozen specimens and giant jaws. In order to safely get up close and personal, the SHARKS IMAX® documentary shows encounters with sharks, sea lions, manta ray and jellyfish swimming past.
The exhibit has five galleries:
History and Evolution (Gallery 1)
Shark Attack (Gallery 2)
Phobias, Hysteria & Jaws the Movie (Gallery 2)
The Big Picture (Gallery 3)
See amazing life-sized imagery so real you may try to reach right into the screen! Shown in full high definition through a state-of-the-art projection system, The Big Picture features some of the most stunning sequences of sharks ever recorded .
Protection & Observation (Gallery 4)
Tracking the Great White Shark (Gallery 5)
Prey – Sharks Under Attack (Gallery 5)
• Tickets will be sold for specific time slots for exhibit entry. Reservations are encouraged by purchasing tickets online at Nature & Science.
• Admission to Planet Shark: Predator or Prey requires a surcharge in addition to the purchase of MNS general admission.
Total admission cost:
$18 for adults (18-61)
$16 for seniors (62+) and students (12-17)
$13 for children (2-11)
$5 for MNS members of all ages
Children under 2 are free.
• Value Twin Fin Package includes admission to Planet Shark and any IMAX® film including Sharks
$24 for adults (18-61)
$22 for students (12-17) and seniors (62+) $18 for children (2-11)
$10 for members of all ages
Children under 2 are free
Museum of Nature & Science