May 23, 2017
Hannah Mae Schaeffer
208.287.4223
h.schaeffer@dcidaho.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
World renowned Planet Shark Exhibition comes to Discovery Center of Idaho June 10th through September.

Sink your teeth into an amazing ‘out of water’ shark experience!

Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will have you hooked from start to finish. Leave the outside world behind as you dive into the incredible underwater world of sharks – without even getting your feet wet. Trace millions of years of evolution, come face-to-face with the great white shark, learn the true impact of the shark fin trade and gain a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.

Produced on a size and scale never seen before, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey includes awe-inspiring shark models cast from real animals, an extraordinary collection of real teeth and jaws, and extremely old and rare fossils – some up to 370 million years old. Incredible high definition underwater footage features some of the most stunning shark and natural history imagery ever captured. The experience will leave you deeply immersed in the story of this magnificent yet sadly misunderstood animal.

This ground-breaking exhibition could not have come at a better time. Years of fishing pressure and media misrepresentation have pushed the shark to the brink of extinction. Their last hope lies with public education and awareness – and the launch of Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is the vital first step. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity for young and old alike.

Accompanying Planet Shark is Discovery Center and SUEZ collaborative in-house exhibition, H2Whoa! With a dozen unique interactive exhibits, this immersive exhibition keeps water science fresh. Ever wonder which household item uses the most water? Or which animal can survive months without a single drop of it? Know of a giant water pump that can pump 150,000 gallons of water per second? Find out more at H2Whoa! this summer! Bring your friends, the kids, your parents, heck, bring the whole neighborhood! Because this exhibition is going to be floods of fun! H2Whoa! is making its splash in Idaho’s only hands-on science center on June 23rd, 2017.

VIP Party
On June 9th, the Center will host an exclusive VIP party from 7pm to 9pm for Discovery Center members, invited donors and local press. This is an exclusive first look for our biggest supporters of the new exhibition.

About the Center
The Discovery Center is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. The museum is an interactive science center featuring exhibits and educational programs that offer authentic, sensory experiences making science, engineering, math and technology tangible for people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Admission Prices & Hours
Admission prices during the Planet Shark Exhibition will be FREE for members, $18 for adults 18+, and $14 for youths 2-17. $1 discounts for active military and veterans. We’re open 10am to 5pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.

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