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‘Shark Week’ begins at the Mississippi Aquarium

This year, ‘Shark Week’ has come to Mississippi.

Coinciding with the highly-anticipated Shark-filled week of programming on the Discovery Channel, the Mississippi Aquarium is also featuring its first iteration of ‘Shark Week’ with special programs, special guests and more.

“Our team is thrilled to host Mississippi Aquarium’s first celebration of Shark Week,” Meredith Horn, Vice President of Guest Experience and Education, said. “The week will be packed with added presentations, activities, games, fun photo opportunities, and of course, everything will revolve around the amazing world of sharks.”

The aquarium is partnering with Jill Hendon and her Shark Research Team from Southern Miss to provide a weeklong interactive event full of shark facts and fun.

“Mississippi Aquarium is home to a variety of sharks,” Horn said. “During Shark Week, we’ll teach guests and our members about our shark’s swimming mechanics and we’ll have crafts and demonstrations, games and much more.”

Below you’ll find a schedule of events from the Mississippi Aquarium.

July 12-18

  • 10:45-11:15 am – Shark Animal Ambassador (Third floor of Aquatic Wonders)
  • 1:00-1:45 am – Shark Jeopardy (Changing Tides presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union)
  • 3:30 pm – Close Encounters of the Aquatic Kind- Shark Week edition (Third floor of Aquatic Wonders)

July 17-18

  • 10 am until close – USM’s Shark Research Team on campus
  • 10:45-11:15 am – Shark Animal Ambassador (Third Floor of Aquatic Wonders)
  • 1:00-1:45 pm – Shark Jeopardy (Changing Tides presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union)
  • 3:30 pm – Close Encounters of the Aquatic Kind- Shark Week edition (Third floor of Aquatic Wonders)

Saturday, July 17 

Shark Week cinematographer and filmmaker Fouad Zayed will be showing his work and signing photos from 2-3 pm in Changing Tides presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union

Plus:

Shark fin fun facts scattered throughout campus
Customized “Shark Week” scavenger hunt
Shark teeth and craft, food web game and filter-feeding demonstrations
Fun photo opportunities

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