Friday, Apr 14, 2017 12:00p -
Sunday, Apr 30, 2017 5:00p
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
$Adult: $27.95 Child (3-11): $18.95 Senior (60+): $25.95 Children (<3): FREE Aquarium Members: FREE
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On April 14, the New England Aquarium celebrates the opening of “Science of Sharks,” a new exhibit that immerses visitors into the science and wonder of small but mighty sharks through captivating videos and photos of underwater research by Aquarium scientists and by getting up close to some unusual shark species.
Large wrap-around video screens let visitors submerge with Aquarium Explorer-in-Residence and National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry as he scuba dives and photographs majestic sharks in their stunning wild habitats.
A highlight of “Science of Sharks” is how it connects to the vast work that scientists at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the Aquarium are conducting in the field as they use high-tech satellite tagging, for example, and other devices to learn more about sharks. The exhibit also extends the deep dive into shark science from the Aquarium’s highly popular Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank where visitors touch and feel the backs of small sharks and rays swimming in the largest touch tank in the Northeast.