Prehistoric shark sighting in Gainesville

Megaladon
Megaladon

Enter the world of megalodon, the gigantic prehistoric shark that once commanded the world’s oceans! Be consumed with awe walking through a full-scale sculptural replica of the 60-foot-long apex predator, and explore the life of this fantastic ancient creature.

Learn about megalodon and how new scientific discoveries continue to reveal its remarkable story, including its enormous size, diet, relatives, evolution and ultimate extinction. The object-rich exhibit features real fossil specimens, full-scale models of ancient and modern sharks and tooth-shaped display units with actual megalodon fossils.

The exhibit will be on display at the Florida Museum starting Sept. 19 until Jan. 10, 2021. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for Florida residents and $5.50 for ages 3-17. Museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card receive free admission.

For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/megalodon-exhibit.

“Megalodon” was produced by the Florida Museum of Natural History with support from the National Science Foundation and and sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville / Alachua County, FL, UF Student Government and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

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