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‘Shark Week’ comes to Virginia Living Museum

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Jun 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-02 16:37:51-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Cue the Jaws theme music.

Shark Week is coming to the Virginia Living Museum from June 26 to July 2.

Museum visitors will be able to celebrate Shark Week daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard.

Exhibits will feature shark-related items from collections and there will be a live nurse shark roaming the Chesapeake Bay Tank.

On July 2, the museum will hold a day full of shark-themed encounters with face painting, crafts, activities and displays. Some activities include digging for shark’s teeth in an outdoor fossil pit, seeing live baby chain dogfish sharks born at the museum and seeing deep sea specimens.

Aquarium Curator Chris Crippen will lead a special shark tour at 1 p.m. Attendees will be able to help Chris prepare food for the sandbar and nurse sharks, then  climb the catwalk above the Chesapeake Bay Aquarium and help feed the sharks.

For more information and a schedule of the activities, visit the Virginia Living Museum’s website.