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Region: Fair Park
You don’t have to be a fan of the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week or Steven Spielberg’s box-office juggernaut Jaws to appreciate a predator that’s been around for hundreds of millions of years before man first walked the earth. Yup, sharks are fascinating creatures, but leave it to man to drive dozens of the more than 350 species of shark to the brink of extinction. A new exhibit at Fair Park’s Museum of Nature & Science called Planet Shark: Predator or Prey explores the staggering population decreases, along with the evolution and significance of sharks, through full-scale models, rare fossils, teeth, interviews from shark attack survivors and movie memorabilia from Jaws. After a successful run at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the 12,000-square-foot traveling exhibition makes just its second U.S. stop and runs through September 16, 2012. Make your experience shark-tastic by also taking in the IMAX film SHARKS. Separate admission is required for entry into the museum, exhibit and movie, with packages ranging from $10 for members to $24 for adult nonmembers. Call 214-428-5555 or visit natureandscience.org for more information.
Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 3. Continues through Sept. 16, 2011