While the recent oil spill has drawn much attention to the health of our oceans and marine wildlife, there have long been a variety of injustices occurring in our nation’s waters. To highlight some of these crimes more specific to sharks, the National Museum of Crime & Punishment (NMCP) welcomes area guests and residents to Shark Day, in partnership with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aquarium, Washington DC. To complement the “Crimes Against Marine Life” temporary exhibit current featured at the museum, the three organizations are coming together for a fun yet educational day of learning a bit more about sharks and the crimes committed against them. The day will feature a children’s coloring contest (with winners receiving annual passes to the NMCP and an aquarium gift basket), photos with McGruff the Crime Dog and Sherman the Shark, marine life trivia (with winners receiving tickets to the Aquariums and the museum), and a special guest lecture by Jay Bradley, shark expert and general curator at the National Aquarium, Washington DC.
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: The National Museum of Crime & Punishment