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Dive into Shark Week at the Science Mill

A great white shark 'smiles' for the camera. Find out more about this creature and its closest relatives during Shark Week at the Science Mill in Johnson City. iStock image

Sink your teeth into Shark Week activities July 26-31 at the Science Mill in Johnson City. Everything is included with general admission into the hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math museum.

The fin fun lineup features:

Dogfish shark dissections with Living Exhibits Manager Ryan Collister — He dissects, you listen to him talk about shark biology. Watch and learn at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.

Sharks! Fact or Fiction — A trivia game all about Selachimorpha (the scientific name for sharks — you know one fact already!) Test your knowledge at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Matt "The Shark Guy" Marchant — This shark photographer, author, and conservationist probably has some great (white) stories. Listen at 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Great White Shark 3D" — The movie will be screened in the Science Mill's theater every hour throughout Shark Week.

You can also:

  • learn about Sharks in Motion in the Gulf of Mexico by following the OCEARCH shark tracker on an interactive map;
  • take your photo next to replica megalodon jaws (the largest shark to ever have lived);
  • find out what's for dinner in the Science Mill's shark stomach;
  • dig for shark teeth at the fossil dig exhibit.

The Science Mill and all of its 50-plus exhibits are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Shark Week. General admission is $11 for ages 18-64, $9.50 for ages 3-17, $9 for ages 65 and older, and free for ages 2 and younger. Active and retired military and up to three family members get half-price admission with a valid military ID.

The Science Mill is located at 101 S. Lady Bird Lane in Johnson City. Call 844-263-6405 or visit its website for more information.

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