"Shark!" Opens at Natural History

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"Shark!" a permanent exhibition opens in the fossil hall of the National Museum of Natural History. The exhibition features the jaws of Carcharodon megalodon, the colossal ancestor of the modern great white shark.


  • Shark (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Year 1986 Supplement; Chronology and Appendixes. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, p. 7.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


October 12, 1985


  • Sharks, Fossil
  • Carcharodon megalodon
  • Sharks
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Fossils

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