Come face to face with the ocean's most magnificent and misunderstood species.

On view November 11, 2023 to March 24, 2024


Inside the Exhibition

The exhibit explores the world of sharks, including their super senses, variety of habitats, and relationships with humans. Dozens of life-sized models of sharks illustrate the diversity of prehistoric and modern shark species. Interactive experiences allow visitors to explore shark anatomy, hunt like a hammerhead shark, learn how scientists identify individual sharks, and take a picture inside the life-size jaws of the prehistoric megalodon. Sharks is a bilingual exhibition, presented in both English and Spanish. 

Learn more at the Sharks exhibition page.

Please submit an Information Request to:

  • Schedule a press visit for the exhibition
  • Schedule an interview with Bullock Museum staff
  • Request images of the exhibition for publication
Exhibition Credits

Sharks is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York. The Museum gratefully acknowledges Warner Bros. Discovery for its generous support of Sharks. A selection of footage in Sharks has been provided by Discovery's Shark Week

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the State Preservation Board. Additional support of exhibitions and programs is provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

About the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869 with a dual mission of scientific research and science education, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses more than 40 permanent exhibition halls, galleries for temporary exhibitions, the Rose Center for Earth and Space including the Hayden Planetarium, and the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. The Museum’s scientists draw on a world-class permanent collection of more than 34 million specimens and artifacts, some of which are billions of years old, and on one of the largest natural history libraries in the world. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, the Museum offers two of the only free-standing, degree-granting programs of their kind at any museum in the U.S.: the Ph.D. program in Comparative Biology and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Earth Science residency program. Visit for more information.

Press Releases

a large shark model with an open mouth, behind the model are more displays about sharks

New Exhibition at the Bullock Museum Brings Visitors Face to Face with Sharks

November 07, 2023 (Austin, Texas) -- Sharks, a new special exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, will open at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday, November 11, 2023. View Press Release

In The News

Immersive shark exhibition to make a splash at Bullock Texas State History Museum

11/7/23, CBS Austin / Stephanie Becerra -- A new special exhibition is set to open at the Bullock Texas State History Museum this Saturday, November 11. The 'Sharks' exhibit brings to life the incredible diversity of sharks with dozens of life-sized sharks. View Article

Shark exhibit swims into the Bullock History Museum

11/10/23, KXAN / Cora Neas -- A new limited-time exhibit on sharks, “the ocean’s most magnificent and misunderstood species,” opens at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Saturday. View Article

A new exhibit with teeth: Bullock Museum debuting 'Sharks'

11/10/23, Spectrum News 1 / Guido Peluffo -- On Nov. 11, the Bullock Texas State History Museum opens its new exhibit featuring the most feared creature in the ocean. The exhibit showcases life-size models of sharks and dives into the long history of the ocean’s apex predator. View Article


12/23, Austin Family Magazine -- Sharks, a new special exhibition is now open at the Bullock Museum. Page 5 View Article

Take a bite out of the Bullock’s newest exhibit chronicling history, science of sharks

11/29/23, The Daily Texan/Caroline McConnico -- The Bullock Texas State History Museum opened a new exhibition on Nov. 11 exploring the diversities and evolutionary history of sharks. Split into three distinct sections, the bilingual exhibit examines sharks then and now, diversity and adaptation and sharks and us, giving visitors insight into the species’ many complexities. View Article