Shark Week | July 4-12

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Grab your buddies… and your chum!

Shark Week is back, and we can’t wait to get sharky at Aquarium of the Bay! Join us to learn all about this amazing animal with fin-tastic shark-filled events and activities. Don’t just watch Shark Week – experience it!


Shark Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Look out for cues throughout the Aquarium and take a shark selfie with each of them.

Feed the Sharks Tour

Get in on the action and feed a bucket of fish to the sharks, rays, and other fish that live in our offshore tunnel: Tues, Thurs, & Sun at 2:30 pm.

Shark Touchpool

Enjoy the priceless experience of touching leopard sharks in the Aquarium’s touchpools in the Touch the Bay gallery. 


Jaw-some Presentations:

Sevengill Shark Feeding

Watch as our divers feed the Bay’s largest predators, sevengill sharks, in the offshore tunnel:

Time: 11:30am
Dates: Tuesday, Saturday
Shark and Ray Feeding

Watch sharks devour their food and bat rays munch with their special jaws at one of our touchpools. Learn how and what these animals eat during a presentation with one of our trained naturalists.

Time: 12:30 pm, 4:15 pm 
Dates: Daily
Shark Talk

Learn how sharks have adapted to become the ocean’s most diverse, yet misunderstood, top predators.

Time: 11:30 am
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Time: 3:15 pm
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Broadcast Feeding

Watch and learn how we feed thousands of fish, sharks, and rays in our Offshore Tunnel exhibit.

Time: 3:00 pm 
Dates: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Sign our Shark Fin Ban Petition

California led the way by banning the sale of shark fins. You can help by supporting the ban of fins in New Jersey.




Explore the Shark Lab:

Shark Bites

There are over 400 different species of sharks, each one with a very different diet ranging from plankton to whales. Using real shark jaws, join our naturalists to discover which sharks eat what.
Time: 11:15 am, 3:15 pm
Dates: Daily
Who Laid that Egg?

There’s nothing “primitive” about sharks. Come see real shark eggs laid by our own swell sharks and see how sharks have survived five extinctions to become top survivors.

Time: 12:15 pm, 4:15 pm
Dates: Daily
Jurassic Shark

Did you know that sharks are older than dinosaurs? Learn about prehistoric sharks during this special presentation. 

Time: 1:15 pm
Dates: Daily

Shark Wranglers

Find out what it takes to “wrangle” a shark for research. By researching sharks in the wild, we may be able to help protect sharks and keep our marine ecosystems in balance.

Time: 2:15 pm
Dates: Daily


Ready for Shark Week?