Events & Programs
Amazon Adventure Week at Pacific Science Center
November 20-26, 2017
Explore the biodiversity of the Amazon rain forest during Amazon Adventure Week, November 20-26*. Looking for things to do in Seattle with the family over the week of Thanksgiving? See our newest IMAX documentary Amazon Adventure 3D then discover activities related to the movie. Members see the movie and experience Amazon Adventure Week for free!
Immerse yourself into a wild world of beauty in Amazon Adventure 3D. This documentary follows the fascinating true story of explorer Henry Bates and the remarkable animal behavior of mimicry. Witness Bates’ epic eleven-year journey through the biodiverse Amazon rainforest where ultimately, he discovers the phenomenon of mimicry.
Pacific Science Center will be giving away the following prizes during the 10:30 a.m. showing of Amazon Adventure 3D to one lucky winner in the audience!
Monday 11/20: “Evolution: Constant Change and Common Threads” DVD
Tuesday 11/21: Amazon Adventure Journal
Wednesday 11/22: Stuffed sloth and Remarkable Creatures book by Sean B. Carroll
Friday 11/23: “The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory, The Beak of the Finch, Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree” DVD
Saturday 11/24: The Naturalist on the River Amazons book by Henry Walter Bates
Sunday 11/25: “Animated Life Series: Seeing the Invisible, Pangea, Mary Leakey, The Living Fossil Fish” DVD
After the movie, look for the butterfly icon to continue your adventure with themed-activities.**
- See a cockroach up-close-and-personal by holding one of our live cockroaches
- Examine different species of butterflies both inside the Tropical Butterfly House and at our facilitated Discovery Cart
- Experience the companion live science stage show “Masters of Mimicry” or meet a real snake at the “Snake Show”
- Head over to Tinker Tank to experiment with mimicking frog legs to create something that can leap, bound or even fly
- Take a personality test to discover what species of lizard or snake you are
- Explore our Living Exhibits area and see how many species of reptiles, plants butterflies, and insects you can identify from the movie
- For the younger set, head over to the Just for Tots area for an Amazon Adventure-themed story time
*Pacific Science Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day and will not be offering Amazon Adventure Week activities.
**All activities are subject to availability and may not be available at all times.
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