Arizona Science Center Opens Immersive Shark Exhibition

‘Planet Shark: Predator or Prey’ takes guests on an underwater journey.

Years of fishing pressure and media misrepresentation have pushed the shark to the brink of extinction. Arizona Science Center hosts a new exhibition Planet Shark: Predator or Prey running Feb. 5, through May 29, offering education and awareness about one of the ocean’s oldest predator.

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey takes visitors on a journey into the underwater world of sharks. Cutting-edge SENSORY4 technology provides a walk-through, multi-sensory cinematic gallery experience that leaves the viewer deeply immersed in the life of this impressive yet misunderstood animal. Guests can trace millions of years of evolution, come face-to-face with the great white shark and gain respect for the shark species.

“We are thrilled to feature this exhibition which offers our guests a better understanding of sharks through a fully interactive, entertaining experience. Sharks have a significant role in our ocean ecosystem and predate dinosaurs, insects and mammals,” says Chevy Humphrey, Hazel A. Hare President and Arizona Science Center CEO.


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The creative team behind Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is Grande Exhibitions, an Australian-based producer of museum-quality exhibitions. This engaging exhibition was produced with assistance from experts in the fields of sharks, aquariums and ocean cinematography. The show includes shark models cast from real animals, a large collection of teeth and jaws, and rare fossils up to 370 million years old.

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, located on level 3 in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries, is supported by APS and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

Feb. 5 – May 29

Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix

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