Shark Extravaganza at Point Defiance Zoo

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Jul 09, 2016 - Jul 10, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

District: Point Defiance

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July 9 – July 10
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sharks, sharks and more sharks! Join us for a weekend jam-packed with shark-themed activities and explore the watery world of sharks. Watch mesmerizing sharks glide in the tropical waters of the South Pacific Aquarium, see how you measure up against a massive megalodon shark jaw, and enjoy special activities all weekend long.

Animal enrichments

  • 11 am: Shark feed, South Pacific Aquarium (Saturday only)
  • 11 am: Lagoon feed, South Pacific Aquarium (Sunday only)
  • 1 pm: Stingray feed, South Pacific Aquarium

Crafts & Activities

  • Vision Test: Try out hammerhead shark vision with our shark goggles and eye chart
  • Shark Food Toss: Join in on a beanbag toss to discover what sharks eat
  • Sixth Sense: Experience how sharks use electro receptors to locate prey
  • Shark Hat: Test your creative side and create a shark hat.
  • Scent Tracking: Find your dinner with your keen, sharky sense of smell!
    TOUCH a shark (and a stingray!)

Touch whitespotted bamboo sharks and epaulette sharks, the longest of which is about 3 feet long. They live with their cartilaginous cousins in Stingray Cove in the South Pacific Aquarium. Plus, touch shark parts – like teeth and jaws – in the Marine Discovery Center.