Special Events

Celebrate the Annual Return of White Sharks at SHARKTOBERFEST!

September 29, 2018 11am-4pm
FREE EVENT!

collage of images: woman painting a shark, a kid playing with a shark replica, people dressed up as sharks and as a seal and shark cartilage and models on a table

Enjoy shark science, shark experts, shark art, shark films, shark conservation, food and live music!

2018 sharktoberfest poster with a couple of sharks swimming the information posted on this pages

Event Schedule- Main Event Free!!

11am: All art & science activity stations open, food truck & refreshments available.
11am-1pm: Live Music - Ukulele Friends
11:30am: Special Programs (see below)
1pm: Ocean Life Parade & Costume Contest
2pm-4pm: Live Music - Jeff Campbell and Max Delaney, acoustic guitar duo
2pm: Special Programs (see below)
4pm: Event closes

Special Programs ($10/person):

Build a Shark: 11:30am and 2pm

Participants "design-build" a life-size white shark model piece by piece, discovering how each organ and sense of this awesome creature functions. By handling teeth and skin artifacts, and viewing a short documentary on our Farallones sharks, they'll learn how their 400-million-year-old design still works to make them formidable top predators.

Shark Talk: 11:30am and 2pm

The World of Sharks - presentation by shark expert.

Space is limited for the special programs, registration required!   
To register, contact Sara:  sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or 415-530-5366

Event Location:
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
991 Marine Drive, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129

Please use public or muscle-powered transport. GGT, Muni 28, 29 & PresidiGo

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