Shark University Week

You don’t fool us, Moody Gardens — you can call it Shark University Week and hope the word “university” makes parents think it’s educational if you want, but the bald-­faced truth is we wanna see blood and biting and gore. We just want to see it from behind the safety of an unbreakable aquarium wall. No? Oh, okay. So Shark University Week actually won’t have the scare factor of the televised celebration of terror and mayhem we’ve come to know as Shark Week, but there will be live feedings, keeper talks and other kid-­friendly activities. All of them promise to be educational; we’re holding out hope at least one or two will involve blood and guts.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Through August 10. 1 Hope Boulevard, Galveston Island. For information, call 800­582­4673 or visit Activities included with paid general admission. Prices vary.
Aug. 10-16, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 2014

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