Shark Week Kick-Off Party Saturday, August 9 Begins a Week Focused on Sharks at the Texas State Aquarium

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Don’t miss our Shark Week Kickoff Party on August 9th and Shark Week activities and learning opportunities throughout the week!

August 4, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – Sharks are the top predator in the ocean, and they will be a focus at the Texas State Aquarium from August 9-16 as we celebrate the 27th season of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week with special shark programming and events. The Shark Week fun will commence on Saturday, August 9 with our Shark Week Kickoff Party from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

At the Shark Week Kickoff Party, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy hands-on shark science experiments and activities, search for clues to win the Shark Week scavenger hunt, win prizes playing shark-themed games, face painting, shark art, and participate in JAWsome raffles and giveaways throughout the day. Not to mention the opportunity to be face-to-face with and even touch sharks!

Every day throughout our Shark Week celebration from August 9-16 (including during the Shark Week Kickoff Party), the following will be available: digging for shark fossils at Owen’s Paleo Park; get your photo taken with a 20-foot inflatable shark; embark on a behind-the-scenes shark tour – only $7 per person; and learn at our daily shark programs: Rigs-to-Reefs at our Islands of Steel exhibit at 10:00 a.m. and Shark-ology at our Shark Touch exhibit at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

All Shark Week activities (excluding behind-the-scenes shark tour) are included with the cost of your general admission ticket to the Texas State Aquarium.

Shark Week programming on Discovery Channel starts on Sunday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m. Central. Check your local provider for channel number.


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