“Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived”
The largest shark ever known is returning to Gainesville! Be consumed with awe at the featured exhibit about megalodon, a dominant marine predator that once cruised the world’s oceans. Walk through the full-scale jaw of a 60-foot-long shark sculpture to learn the story of this fantastic ancient creature, including its size, structure, diet, lifespan, relatives, neighbors, evolution, extinction and new science that continues to reveal megalodon’s tale. The object-rich exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History features fossil specimens from several collections and life-size, scale models of other fossil and modern sharks. Tooth-shaped display units include actual megalodon fossils, and the exhibit is rich in hands-on, family-friendly activities. On display Oct. 4 through Jan. 4, 2015.