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Amazon Adventure

March 9, 2018 — September 13, 2018


2D film showings: 11:30 am; 4:30 pm3D digital showings: 10:30 am; 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm  Captioning devices are available. Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, first floor

Aerial view of the Amazon River as it winds it's way through the Amazon rainforest.
The cuberta sails along the many tributaries of the Amazon River.
SK Films

Amazon Adventure traces the extraordinary journey of 19th-century naturalist and explorer Henry Walter Bates—the most influential scientist you’ve never heard of—who provided “the beautiful proof” to Charles Darwin for his revolutionary theory of evolution by natural selection, the scientific explanation for the development of life on Earth.

As a young man, Bates risked his life for science during his 11-year expedition into the Amazon rainforest. The film is a compelling detective story of peril, perseverance, and, ultimately, success, drawing audiences into his fascinating study of animal mimicry, the phenomenon in which one animal adopts the look of another.


Captioning devices are available. Please ask a staff member. 

Developed and produced by SK Films in close collaboration with HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, Amazon Adventure also received major funding from the National Science Foundation through the film’s educational outreach partner, Pacific Science Center. Other key partners include the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Simons Foundation,  and  Foxconn Brazil and Vale.