Shark Week arrives early this year in Coney Island!
This weekend the Wildlife Conservation Society debuts Ocean Wonders: Sharks! at the New York Aquarium. The 57,500-square-foot-space holds more than 800,000 gallons of water and takes visitors nose to nose with over 115 marine species.
“Definitely not Your Grandfather’s Aquarium”—New York Daily News
The Wildlife Conservation Society partnered with Unified Field and Chocklog Productions to create a series of innovative undersea interactive experiences, films and animations which enable guests to understand sharks habitats and behaviors, explore 3D models of shark skeletons and witness the development of shark fetuses.
“The experiences our collective team created, weave key messages into highly effective stories and experiences for the new and exciting Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit.” — Jason Bell, Senior Producer, Unified Field
“There are lots of interactive elements the kids will love, like one where you turn a knob to see how a baby shark develops, taking a year to be born.” — ABC News
Other interactives invite guests to get involved and post a digital magazine cover of themselves in action, investigate sharks and rays on a massive media wall, and stomp out trash in the oceans. The mission comes to life, inspiring curiosity and providing a foundation of conservation in the hearts and minds of visitors.
The exhibit opens this Saturday, June 30th!
Daily News: Jaw-dropping Shark Exhibit – New York Daily News
New York Aquarium to Debut Shark Exhibit – CBS New York
New York Times: How Do You Move a Shark? – The New York Times
Inside Ocean Wonders Sharks– NY Magazine
Coney Island’s Newest Wonder: Sharkitecture! – The New York Times