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Draw a shark, win a ticket to Megalodon

Give your kids some paper and crayons and have them draw a shark as part of the shark illustration contest at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

You'll get to walk through the massive jaws of the largest shark that ever lived at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences starting next Saturday.

But before that, you can get your kids to draw their own version of a shark in its natural surroundings to earn one free admission to the exhibit, "Megalodon: Largest Shark That Ever Lived." Megalodon runs from Saturday through May 9.

The museum is looking for kids to illustrate their best and most realistic version of a shark in its natural surroundings. Judging is based on artistic ability and scientific accuracy. There are four age groups: Kindergarten and under; grades 1 through 3, grades 4 through 6 and grades 7 through 9. Winners will receive a prize and have their picture displayed at the museum's store. But all entrants will get one free admission to the exhibit.

Illustrations are due through March 15. Click here or go to the museum store for details.


Tickets to the special exhibit are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors/students; $4 children (5–11); and free to museum members.


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