M&T Bank presents: Amazon Adventure is your portal into the greatest aquatic biodiversity in the world as well as the largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest on Earth.
Journey up and down the Amazon River to discover the many perils of the Amazon, including the electric eel, piranha and infamous anaconda. Each stop along your adventure will focus on one of the region’s perils and a common type of Amazon terrain. Experience the zap of an electrifying eel in the Flooded Forest, learn how catfish adapt in the Deep Channel and meet other interesting – and sometimes dangerous – water-dwelling creatures in the Piranha Area.
Amazon Adventure provides visitors with a closer look at the regional landscapes and animals that scientists study in the vast and diverse Amazon region. The Amazon faces many environmental threats from human activity including commercial fishing and logging, and visitors learn about threats and what can be done to remedy them from the perspective of local fishermen and scientists.
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Complement your visit by experiencing a movie of the same name, Amazon Adventure, in the only domed IMAX theater in New York State! The film 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 1850’s. Bates unearths the 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.