Take a bite out of Shark Week with the South Carolina Aquarium

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Do you know, almost 40 species of sharks are indigenous to the South Carolina Coast? Do you also know you are more likely to be bitten by another human than by a shark?

Learn all this and more during the South Carolina Aquarium's Shark Week celebration!

Join the Aquarium starting Friday, July 27, for "Shark, Rattle and Roll," the official Shark Week kick-off party, then enjoy a week's worth of shark based activities including Jaws on the lawn.

Shark, Rattle and Roll Kick-off Party:

Get ready for some ferocious fun at the Aquarium's Shark, Rattle and Roll Shark Week kick-off party on July 27, 2012. This year's live music line-up includes local favorites Plane Jane and The Broadcast. There will also be drink specials, complimentary late night bites and giveaways from LandShark Lager. Tickets in advance are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. All tickets at the door are $30. Call (843) 577-3474 to purchase tickets.

Shark Week Activities:

Splash into Shark Week with tons of toothy fun! From "sharkeology" to shark themed dive shows, there's fun for all ages all week long:

  • Interactive shark themed dive shows with underwater question and answer sessions 
  • Shark carts set up throughout the Aquarium Shark themed crafts 
  • Shark photo-opportunities 
  • Shark games and interactives like "sharkeology" 
  • Come see 6 different species of sharks including 4 located in the Great Ocean Tank, the deepest tank in North America!

Jaws on the Lawn:

Wrap up with Shark Week by falling in love with your favorite classic shark movie all over again during the Aquarium's Movie on the Lawn featuring the 1975 summer blockbuster "Jaws". On August 2, bring your blanket and chairs and pick a spot on Liberty Square in front of the Aquarium to watch the movie which will be shown on the big screen. Before the movie starts, interact with roving educators and watch and Aquarium-made video on shark myths. The event is free to the public, no coolers or pets will be allowed. Snacks, sodas and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. The lawn opens at 7 p.m. with the movie beginning at dark.