Peer inside the jaws of a great white shark, marvel at the chocolate bar-sized spined pygmy shark and feel shark teeth and skin for yourself in Surprising Sharks, a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum at Tring.
11 February – 6 July 2008
If you thought all sharks were human-eating killers this new exhibition, based on the popular book by Nicola Davies and featuring illustrations by James Croft, should give you a big surprise.
Find out fascinating facts about these amazing animals through Museum specimens, fun family friendly interactives and a specially designed gallery tour of the sharks around the Museum. Discover the amazing variety of shark shapes and sizes, tricks used by these fish to make them top predators and find out why humans are more of a threat to sharks than they are to us.
‘Sharks are captivating creatures with an undeserved bad reputation’ said Paul Kitching, Museum Manager of the Natural History Museum at Tring. ‘We hope this exhibition makes our visitors realise how incredible sharks are and that some prefer eating plankton to people.’
A range of activities will be running during the school holidays to accompany the exhibition including making shark sock puppets, fearsome fimo sharks and shark masks. The book, Surprising Sharks, together with a variety of shark-related souvenirs, will be available to buy in the shop at the Natural History Museum at Tring throughout the exhibition’s run.