Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's 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.
As in any great detective story, you'll experience, in immersive IMAX®, the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, in which certain animals adopt the look of others to help 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 important, putting the first-ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" for natural selection.
Get ready to be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates's endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. As in their award-winning Flight of the Butterflies, this latest giant-screen production from SK Films shows how nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered!
Amazon Adventure is sponsored by SK Films, Canada, Pacific Science Center, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, National Science Foundation, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Science Sandbox - Simons Foundation, Foxconn Brasil, Ancine, Vale.