|Showing Some Teeth|
Houston Museum of Natural Science Restores Large
Shark Jaw to Celebrate Popular “Shark Week”
WHAT: Please join the Houston Museum of Natural Science August 1st – 5th as we celebrate the annual “Shark Week.” From 1 – 4 p.m. each day, watch David Temple, associate curator of paleontology, build out a HUGE 11-foot wide Megalodon jaw and ask him about the giant chompers.
Did you know…
· Megalodons had the most powerful bite of any creature that ever lived.
· Megalodons lived roughly 25 to 1.6 million years ago.
· Megalodons are the largest species of shark to ever swim the oceans, and often lunched on whales.
· Fossilized Megalodon teeth have been found in Europe, India , Oceania, North America, and South America .
And don’t forget about our upcoming FREE Members-only event, Prehistoric Monsters: Megalodon on Saturday, August 13 from 6 – 9 p.m., featuring crafts, activities, and much more for the whole family.
WHO: David Temple, Associate Curator of Paleontology, Houston Museum of Natural Science
WHEN: August 1 – 5, from 1 – 4 p.m. each day
WHERE: The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston TX 77030
The Grand Entry Hall.
HOW: Contact Melodie Wade at (713) 639-4743 or Sami Mesarwi at (713) 639-4722.
WHY: “These teeth are the largest of any species of shark. The teeth are immensely impressive, but when you can display a matched set of them mounted in a jaw it really puts the animal’s size in perspective,” said Temple . “In completing this jaw during a special time of year for shark fanatics, we’re really excited to be able to give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the process of exhibit preparation.”
The Houston Museum of Natural Science—one of the nation’s most-heavily attended museums—is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls, including the Wortham IMAX® 3D Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center , Burke Baker Planetarium and George Observatory and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.