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Scuba Tooth Fairy at Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tooth Summer. So what exactly does that mean? Exactly what it sounds like.

It’s a celebration of the Aquarium’s super collection of sharks and their “jaw-some” teeth too.

The average shark loses about 35,000 teeth in their lifetime. Wondering where all those teeth go when they fall out? Introducing the Scuba Tooth Fairy, who skillfully finds and scoops up fallen shark teeth in the sand of their Ocean Realm exhibit (home to an endangered great hammerhead shark). Cool huh!?

The Aquarium’s collection of sharks also includes sandbar sharks, sand tiger sharks, Pacific black tip sharks, nurse sharks, silky sharks, whitespotted bamboo sharks, brownbanded bamboo sharks, and epaulette sharks.

Lots of sharks, and therefore LOTS of teeth. The Scuba Tooth Fairy is quite busy, so there’s a good chance you’ll catch the action at your next visit to the Aquarium (especially if you go around midday). We have it on good authority the Scuba Tooth Fairy dives daily at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.

Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tooth Summer, a month long celebration from August 4th through September 5th.

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Full details on the offerings of Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tooth Summer can be found below:

    The Scuba Tooth Fairy will appear, for the first time ever, in Adventure Aquarium’s Ocean Realm exhibit, diving DAILY at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 2:45 p.m. During these magical appearances, the Scuba Tooth Fairy will sift through the sand in search of shark teeth of all shapes and sizes. Ocean Realm is home to several shark species, including Pacific black tips, silky sharks, and a great hammerhead shark.
    Guests can add to the fun by purchasing a Shark Activity Kit complete with an activity sheet, Adventure Aquarium pencil, and a shark-shaped pencil gripper. Activities kits are available for purchase online, and onsite for $3 as a donation to the Adventure Aquarium ACTS conservation fund.
    Put on a wetsuit and snorkel to test the water and get within inches of Adventure Aquarium’s collection of sandbar and sand tiger sharks. After meeting their shiver of sharks, guests can swim with and feed dozens of playful stingrays. Shark & Ray Encounters are available to purchase online only – and are limited to Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays at 10 a.m. OR 1 p.m. **Children must be at least 12 years old to participate.
    Get a behind-the-scenes, aerial view of Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Realm exhibit, which is home to dozens of aquatic creatures, including sandbar and sand tiger sharks. Tours are available to purchase online only for $15, with a portion of proceeds going to support Adventure Aquarium ACTS. For an additional $5, guests can add a commemorative photo to their experience. **Children must be at least two (2) years old to participate.
    Check out the Shark Cart in Shark Den to purchase a number of shark-themed mementos, including plushies, t-shirts, and other fin-tastic eco-friendly souvenirs.
    Adventure Aquarium will also offer other educational and entertaining shark experiences throughout Shark Tooth Summer! Chat with a Shark Expert to learn more about the ocean’s most misunderstood creatures, test your shark knowledge during a Shark-centric edition of the Walk the Plank game show, or catch shark-themed lights at the top of each hour in the Aquarium’s dazzling Rotunda.

Adventure Aquarium also offers many unique ways to view its collection of sharks. These unique viewing experiences include:

    Adventure Aquarium offers guests the chance to walk across the world’s longest shark bridge, suspended just inches above the water, with an aerial view of several large shark species! (Shark Realm)
    For a more immersive view of our sharks, guests can walk through Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tunnel, which also happens to be the longest in New Jersey! (Shark Realm)
    Guests have the chance to touch and feel some of the most exotic shark species in the world by visiting the Aquarium’s Touch-A-Shark exhibit (Zone A).
    Guests looking to enjoy Adventure Aquarium’s Shark Tooth Summer can book their reservations now at