July 25, 2022
You may have heard of "Shark Week," but what about a whole month dedicated to the fearsome predator?
Adventure Aquarium's collection includes great hammerheads, sandbar sharks, sand tiger sharks, black tip sharks, nurse sharks, silky sharks, whitespotted bamboo sharks, brownbanded bamboo sharks and epaulette sharks.
During the festival, visitors can watch a Scuba Tooth Fairy sift through the sand in the Ocean Realm exhibit, home to the endangered great hammerhead shark, in search of shark teeth of all shapes and sizes.
The average shark loses about 35,000 teeth during its lifetime, so there should be plenty for the Scuba Tooth Fairy to find. The fairy will dive daily at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. There is no additional cost to watch.
A shark loses over 35,000 teeth in its lifetime? A Scuba Tooth Fairy's dream! 🧚🦈— Adventure Aquarium (@AdventureAqua) July 25, 2022
Catch this magical collector (https://t.co/Piz3jOFhYJ) on one of three daily dives, August 4 through September 5. #sharksummer #sharktoothsummer #scubatoothfairy pic.twitter.com/YJiDwkeFKN
Other free shark-themed experiences include trivia, light shows and chats with shark experts.
With a donation to the Adventure Aquarium ACTS conservation fund, visitors get shark activity kits, complete with an activity sheet, Adventure Aquarium pencil and shark-shaped pencil gripper. There also will be shark-themed souvenirs available at the Shark Cart in the Shark Den.
Guests who want a more immersive experience can book a Shark & Ray Encounter, allowing them to slip into wetsuits and snorkel near sandbar sharks and sand tiger sharks, and interact with playful stingrays. The encounters must be booked in advance online, and are limited to weekend time slots. There are also behind-the-scenes tours of Shark Realm available.