Check out this Megalodon’s megawatt smile, and step inside if you dare

March 31, 2012

Meet our Megalodon! Among the 60 new mounts set to debut this summer at HMNS’ brand spanking new Paleontology Hall is this Megalodon jaw, which spans 12 feet.

Megalodon Jaws

The Paleontology Hall was designed to be interactive, so most of the mounts were designed in action poses. Not to be left out, the jaws of this Megalodon will be displayed swallowing a swimming elephant.

Look how they dwarf our Paleontology curator, David Temple:

Megalodon Jaws

Check out the rest of this sneak peek and be sure to stay up-to-date on all our Paleo plans:

Megalodon Jaws

Megalodon Jaws

Megalodon Jaws

Authored By Caroline Gallay

Caroline was the Digital Media Editor at HMNS from 2012 to 2013. She was responsible for telling the Museum’s story online. You could find Caroline on the site profiling characters around the museum and making sure you knew what the what was going on around this crazy/awesome place.

8 responses to “Check out this Megalodon’s megawatt smile, and step inside if you dare”

  1. Jose Garza says:

    That’s amazing. We will definitely make plans to see.

  2. Bill says:


  3. Sonya Sherow says:

    I so can’t wait to see it. Membership has its privileges!

  4. Larry Hinojosa says:

    David never looked better.

  5. Fayza says:

    He’s in his element!

  6. mal says:

    i can’t wait to see this!

  7. Jessica says:

    Can’t wait the be there. My children and I will be there on the members opening day!

  8. Carol says:

    My son is 11…he’s wanted to be a paleontologist since he was 2. I didn’t know he could say it. Can’t wait!!

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