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Sharks you can touch . . . and some you can't!

Shark Lagoon

Witness Some of the Most Legendary and Enigmatic Animals: Sharks—The Ocean's Ultimate Predators!

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Visit Shark Lagoon and learn more about the ocean’s most mysterious and misunderstood predators, like the nurse shark.

Touch an epaulette or bamboo shark in the touch pools.

Peer into the depths to see a blacktip reef shark.

Zebra sharks are spotted, but they are born with stripes, hence their name.

Shark Lagoon is a great spot for families, allowing kids to play in the splash zone and touch sharks in the touch pools.

The sand tiger shark is a popular resident of Shark Lagoon.

Shark Lagoon features more than 150 sharks, some of which you can touch … and some you can’t! This expansive outdoor exhibit is home to large sharks and rays, shark touch pools, interactive displays, an amphitheater, the Pacific Treasures gift store, and the Bamboo Bistro outdoor café.

Looking through a viewing window into the large shark exhibit, guests will be able to come nose-to-nose with sand tiger, zebra, and whitetip reef sharks. Daily presentations and feedings will showcase the power and beauty of these remarkable predators. Bamboo and epaulette sharks glide around the three shallow touch pools, where guests can reach in and touch these gentle and graceful animals.

Various interactive displays will highlight sharks’ senses, sizes, teeth, and reproduction, as well as their importance in the ocean’s food chain.

A giant water-squirting squid playground sculpture allows children of all ages to have fun while learning what it takes for an animal to avoid becoming a shark’s next meal. Each display reveals fascinating facts about sharks—some of the most intriguing animals, and perhaps the most misunderstood.

The 10,000-square-foot Shark Lagoon is the cornerstone of the Aquarium’s Explorers Cove, an outdoor educational adventure that also features the Aquarium’s Lorikeet Forest aviary. Together, Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest represent the ultimate experience in animal interaction.

Shark Lagoon