Get Schooled About Sharks

August 10 - 16

Join us for our 2nd 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 and live chats
  • Live feedings
  • 3D Film & Dive in Movie
  • Interactive stations and exhibits
  • Blogs, videos and trivia
  • Scavenger Hunt and giveaways
  • Teacher's Lounge 

CLICK HERE to download flyer

Here's Your Syllabus

BIOLOGY

See real sharks, real close! Enjoy these activities daily at the Aquarium Pyramid during Shark U Week:

  • 11 AM | Meet & Greet: 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

SHARK BITES: Live Chat

When: Tuesday, August 12 at 12 PM

Where: Online HERE or In Person at the Ocean View Room

What: Join us as we hang out with Texas State Aquarium via Google Hangouts. We'll have a panel of shark experts on both sides to answer all your questions;

CLICK HERE for event information 

Theater

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

Great White Shark 3D

Showtimes: 10 AM, 11 AM, 1:35 PM, 3:50 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.

Dive in Movie

Thursday, August 14, 6-10 PM at Palm Beach

$12 (after 6 PM)

Enjoy a family-friendly shark themed movie night at Palm Beach. All pools will remain open with the exception of the tower slides. Movie will begin around dusk

Show & Tell

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

SAVY SHARK CARTS

10 AM - 12 PM and 2 - 4 PM 

Visit our SAVY Shark Carts for an interactive learning experience about sharks & marine debris.

SHARKS IN DEPTH EXHIBIT

All Day

Stop by the Sharks In Depth Exhibit inside the Aquarium Pyramid to get an even better understand of sharks. 

ARTS & CRAFTS

10 AM - 12 PM and 2 - 4 PM 

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

See-Food Menu

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.

Extra Credit

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

Online School

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