Discover Earth's incredible biodiversity, from the rainforest to the oceans, alive at Discovery Place Science
Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850s.
Part detective story and part scientific adventure, the film follows Bates' search for clues about how and why species were changing over time, revealing crucial evidence to support the theory of evolution.
As in any great detective story, audiences will experience, in immersive IMAX®, 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 and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for natural selection.
Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.
"A large-screen triumph... just terrific... breathtaking IMAX visuals .... but with an equally memorable story of discovery. Parents and teachers rejoice."
"The film boasts such a high level of writing, acting and overall production polish that youngsters may be fooled into thinking they're watching a mindless blockbuster when in fact, they've actually been fooled into thinking."
"Visually stunning…fascinating…inspiring tale”
Common Sense Media
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|10:30 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|11:00 a.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
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|11:30 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|12:00 p.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:30 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|1:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Science at The Stage||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Secret Ocean||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Amazon Adventure||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|May 27||Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour (*additional fee)|
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|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Jun 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Jun 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Jun 04||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Jun 06||Night at the IMAX: Everest|
|Jun 10||World Oceans Day|
|Jun 16||Science on the Rocks: Heroes & Villains|
|Jul 23||Shark Week|
|Aug 05||Arthropod Day|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 26||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 27||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Aug 27||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Sep 23||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|