Win a Shark School pass
Sharks are trying to shake their bloodthirsty reputation at Kelly Tarlton’s during the school holidays.
Kids visiting the Shark School will learn littleknown facts about the creatures.
Each year about 100 million sharks are killed by humans, while on average eight people die from shark attacks.
Marine biologist and show curator Andrew Christie says he hopes children will learn to look past the shark’s fearsome reputation.
“Very few people realise sharks are actually the ones in danger,” he says.
“Our hope is if kids get fascinated about sharks, they’ll be more likely to stand up for them.”
Attractions include watching baby sharks as they grow and develop inside carpet shark eggs.
Kids can a closer look at shark skin under a microscope, interact with a life-sized robotic head of a great white, and see sharks swimming in the one million litre tank.
Story and song sessions will also be held four times a day.
“Hopefully everyone who goes through will learn more about what makes sharks so special,” Mr Christie says.
School holiday sessions run until May 4 from 9am to 5pm. Normal admission prices apply.
The Auckland City Harbour News has a family pack to give away, including merchandise and passes to the Shark School, valued at $100.
To enter, write your name, address and daytime phone number on the back of an envelope and post to:
Shark School, Private Bag 56910, Dominion Rd, Mt Eden.
Entries must be received by April 29.
Shark class: Kids can learn there’s more to sharks than big teeth at Kelly Tarlton’s.