New York, New York – So Good You’ll Scream! A Shark Week Exhibit at the Paley Center will take visitors deep below the ocean’s surface and into the natural habitat of one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures.
In July 1988, Discovery broadcast a special block of programming dedicated to sharks. Offering new insights into one of nature’s most intriguing predators, these programs included Caged in Fear, Sharks: Predators or Prey, The Shark Takes a Siesta, and Sharks of a Different Color. The week of programming proved so successful that Discovery decided to continue it the following summer, and every summer after, thus Shark Week was born.
Over the years Shark Week continued to grow, eventually adding celebrity hosts starting with Jaws author Peter Benchley in 1994, followed by several others including Nigel Marven, Mike Rowe, Andy Samberg, Craig Ferguson, and most recently Shaquille O’Neal. Today, Shark Week continues to deliver all-new groundbreaking shark stories to seventy-two countries and incorporates innovative research technology to reveal compelling insight on some of the most unique shark species in the world.
The Paley Center for Media is happy to welcome Discovery as it brings the mysteries of the deep to 52nd Street for an exclusive engagement of “jawsome” shareable shark moments.
Your journey through the deep blue begins with special photo opportunities that place you face-to-face with sharks. From there you will enter our main gallery that features a stunning sand-sculpted Shark Week centerpiece and a life-size illustration of 30,000 shark teeth, surrounded by a series of breathtaking photos capturing different species of these majestic creatures. Add your thumbprint to an installation highlighting how each whale shark is unique, before challenging yourself with Shark Week trivia. Finally, sit back in our Bennack Theater to enjoy both new and classic Shark Week programs on the big screen.
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So good you’ll scream. #SharkWeek starts Sunday, July 28 on @Discovery.
VISITING THE PALEY EXHIBIT IN NY
Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, July 28, 2019
FREE and open to the public. No advance ticketing.
Wednesdays to Sundays, noon to 6:00 pm; Thursdays until 8:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
The Paley Center for Media in New York
25 West 52 Street, New York