Next Preview:

Saturday, Sept. 26  |  8:30 – 10 a.m.

As an active member* of Adventure Science Center, you are invited to be among the first to walk through full-scale jaws into Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived and explore the story of this fantastic ancient creature. Exhibit info»

RSVP link coming soon!

Special Member Preview activities:

9 a.m. – Discovering Megalodon: Related to the modern Great White and Mako sharks, Megalodon was a dominant marine predator that consumed vast quantities of marine animals and likely contributed to the stability of ecosystems. In this brief presentation, you will learn how and where we first discovered Megalodon teeth, as well as learn more about the fossilization process and what information we can gather by studying fossils.

10 a.m. – Great White Shark planetarium show: Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Explore this mythic creature’s place in our imaginations and the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. More info»

Plus, the first 300 children to arrive at the Member Preview will get to take home their very own shark tooth!

Special Grand Opening activities:

Enjoy some of the special Megalodon opening day activities before the general public:

  • Shark Scavenger Hunt: Can you find all the hidden sharks? Snag a worksheet and explore the Science Center to find clues to where the different species of sharks are hidden.
  • Shark Myth Testers: You get to play the part of a shark in this social experiment. Join in on the “test” for each shark myth and find out whether you’re part of the myth or the truth. Results will be revealed in a special Sci-Bites presentation at 2:30 p.m. and will be posted to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Shark Adaptations: Discover how sharks have adapted to life under water and quickly became one of the ocean’s most infamous predators.

*Active membership required. Please bring your invitation with you to the Member Preview, or show the email version on your mobile device. For more information, please email or call (615) 401-5057.

Subject to change.