Mississippi Aquarium celebrates Shark Week 2021

Shark Week 2021

Mississippi Aquarium is proud to announce its first Shark Week with special programs, special guests, and much more.

Join us July 12-18 as we celebrate our friend the shark.

“Our team is thrilled to host Mississippi Aquarium’s first celebration of Shark Week,” said Meredith Horn, Vice President of Guest Experience and Education. “The week will be packed with added presentations, activities, games, fun photo opportunities, and of course, everything will revolve around the amazing world of sharks.”

The Aquarium will be partnering with Jill Hendon and her Shark Research Team from Southern Miss to provide a weeklong interactive event full of shark facts and fun.

“Mississippi Aquarium is home to a variety of sharks,” Horn said. “During Shark Week, we’ll teach guests and our members about our shark’s swimming mechanics and we’ll have crafts and demonstrations, games, and much more.”

Shark Week events include:

 

July 12-18

10:45-11:15 am
Shark Animal Ambassador (Third floor of Aquatic Wonders)

1:00-1:45 am

Shark Jeopardy (Changing Tides presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union)

3:30 pm

Close Encounters of the Aquatic Kind- Shark Week edition (Third floor of Aquatic Wonders)

 

July 17-18

10 am until close
USM’s Shark Research Team on campus

10:45-11:15 am
Shark Animal Ambassador (Third Floor of Aquatic Wonders)

1:00-1:45 pm

Shark Jeopardy (Changing Tides presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union)

3:30 pm

Close Encounters of the Aquatic Kind- Shark Week edition (Third floor of Aquatic Wonders)

 

Saturday, July 17 

Shark Week cinematographer and filmmaker Fouad Zayed will be showing his work and signing photos from 2-3 pm in Changing Tides presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union

Plus:

  • Shark fin fun facts scattered throughout campus
  • Customized “Shark Week” scavenger hunt
  • Shark teeth and craft, food web game and filter-feeding demonstrations
  • Fun photo opportunities

Be sure to visit Pelican Pointe Cafe for our famous Shark Bite Burger!

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