Let’s face it people are obsessed with sharks. From big blockbuster movies like Jaws, and Oscar worthy masterpieces like Sharknado 2, to cars, and board games-sharks even have a whole week dedicated to them. You would be surprised by how little human beings actually know about them, outside of stereotypes, and vise versa.

Great White Shark is a giant-screen adventure unraveling the mystery of this much-feared animal The movie is in 3D, and is showing at the American Museum of Natural History through January 7, 2015.

The movie shows you how this iconic predator is misrepresented, misunderstood, and on the verge of extinction (Some shark populations have been reduced by 99 percent). Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations and in our fears while focusing on the plight of sharks around the world and the fate of sharks at the hands of the planet’s greatest predator of all: humans.

The fabulous American Museum of Natural History Junior Council hosted a soiree (open to members) to preview the new film. Junior Council members attend four exciting events throughout the year, including exhibition previews, private screenings, opportunities to participate in special tours for members only, and more!

Junior Council Sharks, Development, 10/2/2014
Great White Shark will be shown daily in the Museum’s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, in 2D at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm, and in 3D at 11:30 am, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 pm. Times are subject to change. To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org.

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Images via AMNH/C. Chesek