Sharkfest Week

Shark Trio at CMM


SHARKFEST is coming back in a whole new way for 2020!

Join us virtually the week of July 6 - 10 as we celebrate sharks on Facebook, Instagram, and here on our website. See brand new footage of the sharks in our care. Download activities to do from home, like instructions for a DIY Megalodon tooth bracelet. You can even send us your questions for our paleontologists and aquarists, and hear their answers during our "Ask Me Anything" sessions.

See the complete schedule of topics below and check back every day for new content!


Friday Preview!

Paleo Prep Lab with Kevin Opens in new windowWe couldn’t wait to kick off next week’s virtual Sharkfest celebrations and decided to start a few days early! Join Kevin in the Paleo Prep Lab as he shows us how to identify his favorite shark teeth fossils. Click here to watch now.


Monday

Ask Me Anything - Sharkfest Week Opens in new windowStart sending us your shark questions! We’ll answer them at the end of the week! Click here to email us your question.

Hidden Clues from Megalodon Video Opens in new windowIn this video, Curator of Paleontology Dr. Stephen Godfrey shares one of his favorite fossils from the CMM collection, and the interesting story it tells. Click here to watch now.


Tuesday

Megalodon Tooth Bracelet Opens in new windowNow that you’ve learned a little about megalodon teeth, make your own jawsome bracelet! Download this template, complete with instructions, and share your finished product on social media with the hashtag #Sharkfest. Click here to download the PDF.

Chain Dogfish Tank Dive Opens in new windowTake a swim with the smallest sharks at CMM! Chain dogfish, a type of catshark, only grow to be about 18 inches in length. Learn more fun facts and see our chain dogfish up close in this short video. Click here to watch now.

 

Wednesday

Shop SharksThe Museum Store is hosting a sharktastic sidewalk sale this day, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Can’t make it, or prefer to keep your distance and do curbside pickup? Give us a call anytime at 410-326-2750 and we’ll be happy to help you!

Shark Tank Dive Opens in new windowWe’re checking in with the fin-tastic four! The CMM horn and swell sharks only work ONE day a year -- during Sharkfest! Learn more fun facts and see our chain dogfish up close in this short video. Click here to watch now.


Thursday

Toilet Paper Tube Shark Opens in new windowUse household items to create your very own shark! Download these simple instructions and share your finished product on social media with the hashtag #Sharkfest. Click here to download the PDF.


Skates and Rays Tank Dive Opens in new windowDid you know that skates and rays are related to sharks? Although they look quite a bit different, these batoids and their shark cousins have some key physiological similarities. Learn more fun facts and see our skates and rays up close in this short video. Click here to watch now.


Friday

Ask Me Anything - Sharkfest Edition Opens in new windowYou asked, and now it’s our turn to answer! In this video, Curator of Estuarine Biology Perry Hampton and Curator of Paleontology cover the great questions we received this week during Sharkfest. Click here to watch now.