“Sharks!,” Bruce Museum Science Exhibition

Bruce Museum

April 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Description

Few creatures inspire so much fascination – and fear – as sharks. However, sharks are far from the mindless killing machines that they are commonly portrayed as. Some live peaceful lives skimming plankton from the water with specialized gill rakers.

Other sharks have robust social lives and remember their favored companions year after year.

Opening on April 20 in the Bruce Museum's Science Gallery, " Sharks!" will pose this question: How much of what is commonly “known” about sharks is fact, and how much is fiction? To answer this question, visitors will get up close with life-sized models of great whites, hammerheads, and some of their living and extinct cousins. They will watch live sharks developing within eggs, and compare and contrast jaws from almost 20 different species.

"Sharks!" will also show how the seas are changing. Plastic and other debris pollute the water, and sharks are harvested by the millions to feed a seemingly insatiable demand for shark fin soup and other products. Can these ancient predators survive in a modern ocean?

"Sharks!" will be complemented by a series of educational workshops, school programs for school groups, and presentations. The Bruce is grateful for support of this exhibition from The Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.

Contact Name: Scott Smith

Contact Email: ssmith@brucemuseum.org

Contact Phone: 203-869-0376

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.

Details

Ticket Information

Adults $10.00; Students (5-22 w/ valid ID) $8.00; Seniors (65 & up) $8.00;
Museum members and children under 5 Free

Phone:
2038690376

Email:
info@brucemuseum.org

Venue

Bruce Museum
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830

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Parking Info

Parking available on-site, including Handicap spaces on upper level near main entrance.

Accessibility Info

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The Bruce Museum is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

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