“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.
“Putting Baskets to Work in Southwest China”
June 9 through Oct. 12
The photographs and baskets featured in this exhibit were gathered between 2013 and 2015 in Yunnan, Guangxi, and Guizhou provinces. They were collected among the Bai, Bouyei, Miao, Dong, and Yao people.
“Collecting Baskets in South West China” Gallery Talk
Sunday, June 24, 2:00 pm.
Dr. Jason Baird Jackson
Director, Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Dr. Jackson will talk about his work over the past three years to document traditional basket making in China, as well as share stories and experiences about his efforts to collect the baskets on display in the exhibition.