Celebrate Shark Week at the Shreveport Aquarium 7/23-30

By Mimi Rankin Webb - Macaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier ~ for Moms In the Know Publisher July 13, 2023

Right now, when you use code #MACKID with your paid registration, you will get your first lesson FREE!

What’s more dangerous than a shark? A lot of things actually. Sink your teeth into fun facts all about sharks during Shark Week in the SHARK-LA-TEX!

Enjoy ongoing family-friendly activities, feedings, games and more. Hunt for fossilized shark teeth, observe shark feedings, meet Sherlock and so much more! 

Plus, enjoy these featured events: Zenon the Zebra Shark's 6th Birthday Party on Thursday July 27 at 11:30am!


Sunday, July 23  - Sunday, July 30, all Shark Week long:

Remember!! Any Aquarium Members visiting in July receive a free collector's item Summer of Sharks  pin!

  • First 20 Giveaway ~The first 20 regular priced kids tickets or members ages 2-12 to visit each day will receive a JAWsome kids' shark party pack!
  • Meet Sherlock! 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily ~ Sherlock the Shark will be swimming through the Aquarium every hour on the hour for pictures and finny high fives! 
  • Shark Art Gallery ~ Bring in shark themed art to add to the Shark Art Gallery and receive a ticket for a free Mako Me Crazy drink in their cafe' (Dine-in ONLY) complete with Gummy Sharks!
  • Fin Fact Frenzy Quiz Trail ~ Meet the Sharks! Do you know all of the sharks by name? Complete the Fin Fact Frenzy Quiz Trail to get better acquainted with the sharks of the Shreveport Aquarium. Find them all and get a sticker AND registered for a chance to win a grand prize Shark Basket!
  • Shark Science 1 - 2 p.m. daily ~ Stop by the activity table in Contact Cove to learn how sharks use electroreception to capture prey and check out some neat artifacts like shark jaws and mermaid purses! 
  • Shark Craft ~ 11 - 12 p.m. daily ~ Visit the activity station in Contact Cove for a cool shark themed takae-home craft. 
  • Airbrush Tattoos 2 - 4 p.m. Embrace your love of sharks and the ocean with a FREE fearsome airbrushed tattoo 
  • Shark Feedings 2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday & Fridays all Shark Month long ~ It's lunch time for our sharks. Come observe the unique behaviors of these magnificent (and often misunderstood) creatures! Learn fascinating facts about these incredible predators from one of the experts and meet all of the 7 species of sharks
  • Mine for Megalodon Teeth ~ Hunt for your very own fossilized shark teeth at the Red River Treasure Mine (extra fee applies)
  • And so much more!  


Monday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 26 from 10am - 1 p.m. 

Shark week kicks off with a blood drive at Shreveport Aquarium. The LifeShare Blood Mobile will be set up out front. All donors will receive a cool FREE water bottle while supplies last. 

Tuesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. $15 per person, FREE for members

Enjoy tacos and trivia games (for the adults!) at 5:30 and 7 p.m. with Know it All Trivia. Test your shark knowledge and win some JAWsome prizes! Delicious taco bar with grilled chicken and beef tacos, chips and salsa included. Shark themed-cocktails and mocktails available for purchase. First come, first served. 

While this is not necessarily an age 21+ event, it is geared for adults, so any kids in attendance must be well behaved and remain in their seats. Those who do not will be asked to leave.

ZENON the Zebra Shark turns Six! 

Thursday, July 27, 11:30am

Come sing happy birthday to Shreveport’s favorite shark and watch her enjoy her clam-flavored birthday cake! And clam-free cupcakes will be available for the human party guests. Be sure to swing by and sign her birthday card before the party, too!


CLICK HERE for even MORE Shark Week Fun with these downloadable printables from Sonic!

**First Lesson FREE With Paid Registration & Code MACKID**