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Today's Hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Shark Lagoon

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

Zebra shark swimming forward above sand and coral

Aquarium of the Pacific/Ken Kurtis

Shark Lagoon features several species and sizes of 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 zebra and grey 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 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.

Guest reaching into a pool to feed a shark
Shark and Ray Animal Encounter
Feed a Ray By Hand!