“Amazon Voyage” Returns to Frost Museum of Science

    In the fall of 2005, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami opened the original “Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches” exhibition.

    Since then, it has toured three countries and has been seen by close to 2 million visitors along the way.

    “Amazon Voyage” now has made its way back to Miami, welcoming visitors to experience hands-on activities, multimedia presentations, interactive computer stations, storytelling and live fish.

    Some of the areas of the exhibit include:

    Captain Mo’s Boat Area: Climb aboard the Victoria Amazonica, a full-sized riverboat modeled after the actual boats used to transport goods, scientists, locals and tourists down the river highway.

    Piranha Area: Here's the place to learn about this fish (more than 30 species of piranhas can be dound in the Amazon River) and its prehistoric cousin, the megapiranha.

    Flooded Forest Area: Enormous electric eels aren’t the only fish generating a big buzz. Are you brave enough to touch a device and zap yourself to feel how shocking a tiny eel’s charge really is? Also, learn about its cousin, the knife fish, a family of water creatures that communicates with electricity.

    “Amazon Voyage” is a window to this diverse river and forest area, and the animals and plants that make up this unique environment.

    If you go...
    Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
    3280 South Miami Avenue
    Miami, Fla. 33129

     

     

     

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