“Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived”
May 26 through Jan 6, 2019
At 60 feet long, Megalodon was the largest shark that ever lived and a dominant marine predator. Though Megalodon vanished 2 million years ago, its fascinating story inspires lessons for science and shark conservation. This exciting new national traveling exhibit, “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived,” will be on display from May 26 through Jan. 6. The exhibit features a 60-footlong walk-through sculpture and highlights the evolution, biology and misconceptions regarding giant prehistoric sharks.
The exhibition showcases both fossil and modern shark specimens as well as full-scale models from several collections. Visitors enter a full-size sculpture of Megalodon through massive jaws and discover this shark’s history and the world it inhabited, including its size, structure, diet, lifespan, relatives, neighbors, evolution and extinction. “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived” also provides details on improving the health of our oceans and survival of threatened species.
“Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived” was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, with support from the National Science Foundation. The exhibit is sponsored by Fowler Honda.
“Attack Along the Washita”
Nov 15 through Dec 15, 2018
This special exhibition is in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the 7th Cavalry’s attack on Black Kettles encampment. The exhibition features a Southern Cheyenne ledger book that contains drawings by an unknown Cheyenne artist that recorded important events in the history of the Cheyenne people. The page displayed will feature an image of Chief Roman Nose Thunder as he counts coup (war honors) on soldiers from Major Elliot’s detachment from the 7th Cavalry. A National Parks Service ranger will be present from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 to interact with visitors and discuss the history of the 7th Cavalry in Oklahoma.