While some folks love their reality TV, others have a passion for special television series that occur twice a year. One is February 13th’s Westminster Dog Show and the other is “Shark Week.” We’re talking extremes here.
It’s a long way until the next shark-fest on the flat screen, but there’s an excellent opportunity to explore the world of these amazing and relatively mysterious creatures that made their mark thanks to Peter Benchley’s “Jaws.” It’s “Planet Shark: Predator or Prey” at the Museum of Nature & Science at Fair Park.
In addition to being a single-parent’s answer to weekend entertainment, the 12,000-square-foot exhibition provides a fascinating study including all aspects, from evolution to the full-scale model of a 5.5-metre Great White.
On Thursday, February 16, “deep-sea engineer extraordinaire” Hanumant “Hanu” Singh will kick off a Planet Shark Speaker Series.
And speaking of activities, there are all kinds of things to do — sleepovers, shark camps and sharky Sundays.
Oh, and if you want to learn about sharky mealtime, you might want to drop by the museum on a Wednesday or Friday around 11 a.m, when an aquarist will be on hand to answer questions before and after feeding two live sharks. Now, that gives a whole new meaning to “interactive activity.”