Megalodon exhibit comes to Amarillo

While the Discovery Channel's Shark Week has viewers wondering if the largest shark that ever lived, also known as the Megalodon, still roams the seas, Amarillo's Don Harrington Discovery Center is setting the record straight by hosting a jaw snapping exhibit.

During September 30, 2013 through January 5, 2014, the Megalodon exhibit will boast a 60 foot walk through shark sculpture, while clearing up any shark misconceptions and explaining the importance of sharks and marine predators in our ocean ecosystems.

Although the Megalodon went extinct millions of years ago, visitors will be able to watch fossil and modern sharks "swim" the Discovery Center's ceilings and take a close up look at full-scale models of sharks from several collections.

Executive Director of DHDC, Dr. Aaron Pan said the Megalodon still remains a huge part of human culture through art, literature, music, and film.

"People will get to learn a lot about this amazing prehistoric creature that was probably one of the most dangerous predators that ever existed," said Pan "If people had existed when it did, they certainly would not feel safe being in waters where the Megalodon lived!"

The Lost Egypt Ancient Secrets and Modern Science exhibit will also be available for viewing, featuring real mummies and Egyptian artifacts.

Pan says both exhibits will spark the minds of students, families, and the scientist in all of us.