Great White Shark

At the Museum
Topic(s) Covered
Marine Biology
For groups of 50 or more:
by request on weekdays during the school year at 10am and 12pm (summer at 10am only).

For groups of 12 or more:
check our schedule for public showtimes.
$5 Per Person for School Groups
$7 Per Person for Adult Groups

This program must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance to receive group rates.
Grade Level(s)
4th — 12th & Adult
45 min
Diver filming a great white shark under water. See it in the new Empirical Theater!

Great White Shark will explore the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatised by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, JAWS.

Great White Shark takes viewers around the world to great white hotspots: the crystal clear waters of Mexico’s legendary Guadalupe Island; newly-discovered shark territory around Stewart Island off the southernmost tip of New Zealand; the bone-chilling waters of South Africa’s “flying” great whites; and finally to the California coast near heavily-populated Los Angeles. The film examines what we know about these incredible animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white.

This film is available in OMSI's new Empirical Theater. Combine this program with your field trip to the museum.

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A minimum of 2 weeks' advance notice is required for all registrations. If you have questions, please contact us at 503.797.4661 or

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