June 23rd-24th: TV’s Shark Brothers at TJC Science Center


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The Shark Brothers will appear at 1 and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

The TJC science center is located at 1411 E. Lake St. Tickets are $5 for children, seniors and students and $7 for adults. Parking is free.

About the Shark Brothers

Sean and Brooks Paxton’s fascination with sharks took hold during childhood, after seeing the movie “Jaws” in 1975.

Since the early 2000s, as the Shark Brothers, they have become known as innovators and shark experts, taking an active role in shark management and conservation efforts through their experience as explorers, divers, anglers, performers and producers.

They are now widely recognized as influential personalities in the world of educational entertainment with regard to a number of topics including sharks.

They maintain a heavy schedule driven by a host of projects highlighting a number of outdoor adventure, exploration and wildlife topics resulting in work seen internationally on the Discovery Channel, Shark Week, PBS, National Geographic, the Weather Channel, FOX and NBC.

“Their new interactive multimedia presentation will engage the audience and teach them all about sharks and their line of work, plus they will have some exclusive footage to show,” said Brian Kremer, TJC science center coordinator. “It will be a very exciting, informative show.”

Now playing: ‘Great White Shark’ dome show

In conjunction with the Shark Brothers’ appearance, the TJC science center will offer its new dome show, “Great White Shark,” with show times set for 11 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. 

Narrated by actor Bill Nighy (“Love Actually” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”), “Great White Shark” unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear — the much maligned, misrepresented and misunderstood great white shark. The film examines what is known about these incredible animals, as seen through the eyes of divers, conservationists and scientists whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white.

Far from invincible, these sharks face great danger from humans: More than one-third of open-ocean shark species are now endangered. The film takes audiences from Mexico to New Zealand to South Africa, to reveal the true story of the shark’s life at the top of the oceanic food chain.

For more information, go to sciencecenter.tjc.edu or call 903-510-2312.

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