Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of Henry Bates, the son of a sock maker, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850’s and discovered the “beautiful proof” for the greatest explanation ever put forward for the development of life on earth.
As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in our immersive giant screen theatre, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive. Little known to the public Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science.
Adapting remarkably well to the extremely challenging surroundings Bates also ventured further up the Amazon with his pet monkey and guitar, and formed close relationships with the native tribes, speaking 10 of their languages and adopting their hunting and living ways in his own battle to survive.
See the film that Variety calls “A large-screen triumph… just terrific… breathtaking IMAX visuals …. but with an equally memorable story of discovery. Parents and teachers rejoice.” Read the full review here.
Incorporates science and scientific discovery into an understanding of the natural world.
Explores animal behavior and/or tells the story of a unique habitat or ecosystem.
Contributes to an awareness of various historical events and civilizations.
Closed captioning is available for this film. Please let Museum staff know if you need closed captions.