Warm up in Charlotte's only indoor rainforest
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 award-winning 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.
Amazon Adventure recently won five prestigious achievement awards from the Giant Screen Cinema Association, including Best Film, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Film for Lifelong Learning.
"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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|12:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
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|1:00 p.m.||Masters of Mimicry||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|2:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|2:30 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||World Alive|
|3:00 p.m.||Dream Big||IMAX Dome Theatre|
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|3:00 p.m.||Writing Like da Vinci||Da Vinci's Machines|
|3:00 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|3:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|4:00 p.m.||Who-Genie||The Stage|
|4:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|4:00 p.m.||Character Portrayal||Da Vinci's Machines|
|7:00 p.m.||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||IMAX Dome Theatre|
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