Two weeks before Discovery's Annual Shark Week, Shark Awareness day will be held on July 14. Thursday, you can visit one of the exhibits throughout the DC area to learn more about the ocean's most feared predator.
The National Aquarium's Sharks! Behind-the-scenes tour.
This tour gives anyone (aged eight or older) the chance to behind the scenes where sharks are fed and cared for. Participants have the opportunity to walk the catwalk above shark alley, a learn how shark's diets are meticulously prepared everyday.
Visit the National Aquarium's Shark Alley
If you don't want to pay up for a private tour, the Baltimore based aquarium has an extensive shark pool which includes the large tooth sawfish, sand tiger shark, and rough tail stingray.
The National Geographic Museum Sharks: On Assignment with Brian Skerry Exhibit
Brian Skerry is an Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist and conservationist on a mission to reassign the fear we have of sharks. His exhibit, with is a single part of National Geographic's #SummerOfSharks, includes "large-scale images, videos, artifacts, models, and interactive experiences."
The National Geographic Happy Hour and NatGeo Nights: Sharks
After happy hour, enjoy talks from three speakers with expertise in policy, conservation, and exploratory efforts to help protect and redefine shark behavior. Tickets are available through the National Geographic website.