PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Amazon Adventure

Nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered.

Bookable Group Adventure

Where:
The Dome
Tickets:
Additional Ticket Required
Age:
All Ages
Length:
45 minutes
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Travel with a young man who risked his life for science on a fascinating 11-year Amazon journey.

Experience the compelling clues explorer Henry Bates unearths in the 1850s 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. See mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry, inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy. Nature is extraordinary and science is adventure, just waiting to be discovered.

This film is available for groups to book. It is not part of the Museum's public film library. At this time, the Museum is not accepting group Dome reservations, but check back for updates.

With discounted group rates, groups have the opportunity to schedule exclusive featured shows on Virginia’s largest movie screen.

Amazon Adventure is suitable for ages 3 and up. SOLs covered in this demonstration include:

  • 3rd Grade: 4 and 5
  • 4th Grade: 3
  • Life Science: 7 and 11
  • Biology: 6 and 7