Exhibition: The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago

Helicoprion, a bizarre 270 million year old whorl-toothed shark that swam ancient seas covering much of western North America, has intrigued paleontologists for over a century. Explore the discoveries made by a team of scientists and a Helicoprion-obsessed artist that have shed new light on this fascinating fish. The cutting-edge research conducted by this team included scanning an exceptional Helicoprion fossil from Idaho at the University of Texas High-Resolution X-Ray CT Facility.

The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago is on display at TMM from September 23, 2017 through September 21, 2018. This dynamic exhibit is a unique combination of science, art, music, and humor. It offers something for the whole family – fossils, original artwork by Ray Troll, life-sized sculptures by Gary Staab, and more!

The exhibit is organized by the Idaho Museum of Natural History in collaboration with Ray Troll. 

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Texas Memorial Museum (TMM)
2400 TRINITY ST , Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities, Campus & Community, Science & Tech

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public


Free for UT Austin students, staff, and faculty. Included with admission fee for general public, $4 - $7. Group rates available.

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