“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.