Was it a Sharknado? Local STEM Museum Swimming in Sharks!

July 2019, Johnson City Texas - The Science Mill in Johnson City, TX has discovered that their property contains a fully intact prehistoric Megalodon shark jaw, hundreds of shark teeth buried in the sand in one of their outdoor exhibits, and... a flying shark. This phenomenon occurs once a year at the Texas Hill Country science museum, which is many miles from the nearest ocean.

“We think it’s going to take community involvement to uncover the shark teeth, and learn everything we can about them,” said Science Mill Director of Operations, Portia Marchman. “We hope visitors from all over Central and South Texas will come help us unravel this phenomenon.”

As part of their effort to figure out the mystery, The Science Mill has acquired a film, Great White Shark 3D, to help them study sharks and understand their behavior. They are inviting the public to view the film, as well.

“Please help us by coming to the Science Mill, watching the 3D movie, digging for shark teeth, taking photographs of the giant Megalodon jaw, and letting us know what you’ve learned,” said Marchman.

The Science Mill is hosting Shark Week, July 31-August 4, during regular business hours. Visitors are invited to get hands-on with shark-related activities, like:


Special showings of Great White Shark 3D Movie*

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythical creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, JAWS.

*3D movie is included in museum general admission. See front desk for movie showtimes. Note: EarthFlight 3D will play between scheduled showings of Great White Shark 3D; check at the front desk for schedule.

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Dig for Real Shark Teeth!

Grab a shovel and take home some real shark teeth hidden in the Fossil Dig in our Science + Art Park. While you’re at it, discover dinosaur bones and other prehistoric fossils hidden beneath the sand.


Take a Photo with a Prehistoric Megalodon Shark Jaw!

Step inside our life-sized Megalodon shark jaw, fabricated on site at the Science Mill, for an out-of-this-world photo op coveted by any true shark lover!


Shark Week Trivia

Can you separate shark fact from shark fiction?

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Megalodon Shark Teeth 3D Printing 

Watch a giant megalodon shark tooth get 3D printed right before your eyes. Stop by the gift shop and take home one of your own!



Become a Science Mill Member in July, and your Shark Week adventures will be free! The Science Mill is also giving away one shark or bug book per membership, while supplies last. Get more information and join now!