Opens December 15, 2021

Opening Soon

Free for Members! Timed-entry only. 3rd Floor, Gallery 3.

Shark swims with its ventral side exposed and its nose pointed vertically, displaying an open mouth with a fierce set of teeth.
© MediaProduction/Getty Images
To be great is to be misunderstood.

Older than dinosaurs—and more threatened than threatening—sharks are spectacular, surprising, and often misunderstood.

This December, discover the incredible diversity of this ancient and fascinating group of fishes. The new exhibition Sharks features dozens of life-sized models ranging from 33 feet to 5 inches long, fossils from the Museum’s collections, touch-free interactive exhibits that challenge visitors to hunt like a hammerhead, and more for visitors of all ages.

Members See it First

Member previews for Sharks begin Friday, December 10. Special exhibitions are always free for Members!

Join/Renew »
Great White shark swims through a school of small fish. Courtesy of E. Levy/Flickr

How to Reserve Tickets

  • Select a General Admission + One or General Admission + All ticket.
  • Choose a date and time of entry to the Museum from December 15 onwards.
  • Then select Sharks

Subscribe to our newsletter for more news about Sharks!

The Museum gratefully acknowledges Discovery Inc. for its generous support of Sharks. A selection of footage in Sharks has been provided by Discovery's Shark Week

Shark week logo.