Showing May 20 – August 27, 2017*
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
Run time: 45 minutes
A True Story of Scientific Discovery
Experience the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11-year journey through the Amazon rainforest as a young man working to unravel a great scientific mystery.
As in any great detective story, audiences will experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of “Batesian” mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others and thus can deceive predators and prey.
Little known to the public, Bates made other crucial contributions to biology: identifying 8,000 species new to science and most importantly, putting the first ever case for the creation of a new species, which Charles Darwin called the “beautiful proof” for Natural Selection.
See mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry in the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon. You’ll be inspired by Bates' endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature.
Evening show times available the 2nd Friday of each month during Fernbank After Dark for ages 21+.
Exclusive Travel Opportunity
Discover Earth’s greatest wilderness through an exclusive travel opportunity and explore the rich biodiversity, wildlife and cultures of the Amazon. See highlights on this incredible travel opportunity made possible by International Expedition and Georgia Schley Ritchie, an independent affiliate of Century Travel.
For additional details, please contact Georgia at Century Travel at 404.324.4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Dates subject to change without notice.