Shark U Week 2017

Get Schooled About Sharks

June 23 - July 29

Join us for our 5th 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
  • Help us name our Shark!
  • Sharks on Social Media #SharkUWeek

CLICK HERE to download flyer

Here's Your Syllabus

Moody Gardens Aquarium


See real sharks, real close!


July 23 - July 29

  • 10:30 AM | Dive Presentation @ South Pacific Exhibit (Lower Level)
  • 1:30 PM | Dive Presentation @ Caribbean Exhibit
  • 2:30 PM | Dive Presentation @ Gulf Rig Exhibit


Visit the Aquarium Pyramid during Shark U Week for just $26.95 ($31.95 regular). Use code MGSHARK at checkout for $5.00 off aquarium admission. Valid only July 23 - July 29, 2017.

Not Valid with any other coupon or discount offer. Only Valid July 23 - July 29, 2017. Up to 6 people.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online


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

Shark U Week at Moody Gardens


1 - 3 PM (July 23 - July 29)

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


Shark U Week at Moody Gardens


10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (July 23 - July 29)

Visit our student volunteers at their Shark Carts for an interactive learning experience. 

Shark U Week at Moody Gardens

Help Name Our Shark!

July 23 - July 29

During Shark Week, we will create a poll through Facebook (@MoodyGardens) and Twitter (@MoodyGardens) to decide what we should name our new shark mascot. Join in the fun and cast your vote on our Facebook page to help us decide what to call our new, finned friend. The new name will be announced on Sunday, July 30th.

Shark U Week at Moody Gardens

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: 12:25 PM, 3:20 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.

Great White Shark 3D


Shark U Week at Moody Gardens

Virtual Shark Talk

Throughout the Week

Location: Facebook LIVE!

Let’s talk about SHARKS! Send us your questions using the hashtag #SharkUWeek and our shark experts will answer them LIVE from the Aquarium Pyramid. Be sure to follow the festivities on Twitter and Facebook.

Shark U Week at Moody Gardens

Online School: #SharkUWeek

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