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NAME OUR SHARK!Megalodon shark model in the SC State Museum's Natural History Gallery

The State Museum is celebrating its 25th anniversary by naming one of its most iconic objects, the three-ton life-sized replica megalodon shark that is 43-feet long and hangs from the ceiling on the second floor of the museum. 

The museum partnered with the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) to select shark names for the public to cast their vote.  SCSDB students selected their favorite names for the shark and then museum staff and volunteers narrowed those names down to the five choices you see below.

 

Voting is now CLOSED!

Join us at the museum's 25th Birthday Party this Saturday, Oct. 26 for cupcakes, kids' activities, a costume parade, the reveal of the winning name from our Name Our Shark contest and lots more!

 

 

About the Shark

Megalodon shark model arriving at the State Museum in 1988.

The 43 foot long model megalodon gives us some idea of what this extinct shark looked like in life. Created by artist Stavros Chrysostomides, the model is made of a steel tubing and wire frame with a fiberglass shell and took over a year to complete! It was delivered to the State Museum in Feb. 1988 on the bed of a National Guard truck. 

 

 

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