Get Schooled About Sharks

July 5-11

Join us for our 3rd Annual Shark University Week at Moody Gardens! 

Dive into the world of sharks and learn all about these misunderstood creatures. We'll test your shark knowledge at the end of the week so make sure to pay attention once school is in session!

Some of the fin-tastic fun activities and events this year include:

  • Keeper talks & live feedings
  • Shark discount
  • Arts & crafts
  • Interactive stations, exhibits & activities
  • Great White Shark 3D
  • Scavenger Hunt and giveaways
  • Teacher's Lounge

CLICK HERE to download flyer

Here's Your Syllabus

BIOLOGY

See real sharks, real close!

KEEPER TALKS:

JULY 5-11

  • 11 AM | Sting Ray Feed at the South Pacific Exhibit (Upper Level)
  • 1:30 PM | Shark Feeding at the Caribbean Exhibit
  • 2 PM | Keeper Shark Talk in the Ocean View Room

SHARKS IN DEPTH:

Stop by the Sharks in Depth exhibit inside the Aquarium Pyramid for an even closer look at sharks and hands-on items. 

SHARK U WEEK DISCOUNT:

Visit the Aquarium Pyramid during Shark U Week for just $16.95 ($21.95 regular). Use code MGSHARK at checkout for $5.00 off aquarium admission. Valid only July 5-11, 2015.

Not Valid with any other coupon or discount offer. Only Valid July 5, 2015 – July 11, 2015. Up to 6 people.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online

Hands-On Learning

Take a hands-on approach to learning with our daily interactive activites during Shark U Week at the Aquarium Pyramid:

ARTS & CRAFTS

1 - 3 PM (July 5-11)

Stop by the Visitor Center lobby for some sharky arts & crafts!

SAVY SHARK CARTS

10 AM - 4:30 PM (July 5-11)

Visit our SAVY (youth volunteers) Carts for an interactive learning experience. 

SHARK QUEST: Scavenger Hunt

July 5-11

Find the MG Shark Spots around property, marked by a fin, during Shark U Week and take a picture at each location. Upload to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #MGSharkQuest to be entered to win a behind-the-scenes shark tour for up to 4 people.

CLICK HERE to download rules and clues

See-Food Activity

Shark attacks occur all over the world, but a majority happen in the waters around Australia, the southern tip of Africa, Hawaii, and Florida. In these locations, the water is particularly warm, which attracts many beach-goers into the shark’s natural habitat.

Why Sharks Attack:

Most shark attacks are a case of mistaken identity. During their attack, the victim is mistaken for prey and rarely catches a glimpse of their attacker, who flees the scene after inflicting a single bite. Rarely do sharks make repeated attacks, intentionally consuming a human victim. How easy is it for a shark to mistake a human for its prey? From a shark’s point of view, a surfer or swimmer can look quite similar to a turtle or seal.

Look Up:

Look up when you're walking through the Aquarium Pyramid Shark Tunnel to see if you can tell the difference between a surfer and a seal or a turtle and a flotation device.

Great White Shark 3D

Experience Great White Shark 3D on the BIGGEST screen in Texas!

Showtimes: 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 3:50 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:25 PM

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear...Great White Shark 3D will explore the Great White's place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain... See the Great White through the eyes of people who swim with sharks: Mike Rutzen, Frederic Buyle and William Winram. Narrated by Bill Nighy, directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, and photographed by D.J. Roller.

E-Learning

Virtual Shark Talk

Wed. July 8, 3 PM

Location: http://bitly.com/mgsharktalk

Let’s talk about SHARKS! Hang out with our shark experts as they chat about a variety of shark topics as well as answer your questions live from the Aquarium Pyramid. Use #MGSharkTalk to join via Twitter & Facebook.

Online School: #SharkUWeek

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our blog during Shark U Week for fun facts, trivia, videos and giveaways. Use the hashtag #SharkUWeek so we can see how you're celebrating sharks!

SHARK U WEEK WALLPAPERS

Click below to download an official Shark U Week wallpaper