Enjoy an Amazonian adventure in south London

Date Posted: 12/01/2013

The Amazon river comes to life in south London as the Horniman Museum & Gardens launches Amazon Adventure, featuring a major exhibition for 2013, Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches, plus special events and activities taking place throughout the year.

Opening on 16th February, group travel organisers taking parties to the museum can enjoy hands-on experiences, aquariums, colourful artwork and scientific research as the exhibition takes visitors on a trip down the world’s largest and most biologically diverse river.

Groups can learn about unusual creatures including pink dolphins, piranhas and anacondas, and come face to face with a stingray and live tetras.

Visitors can also discover the environmental dangers facing the Amazon and its inhabitants such as overfishing, poaching and logging.

A variety of activities can be enjoyed alongside the exhibition including:
•    Boarding Captain Mo’s boat and hearing tales of the ‘seven perils.’
•    Observing live, freshwater stingrays, and tetras in a ‘bubble’ tank.
•    Lifting a life-size, soft, sculpted anaconda.
•    Feeling the simulated zap of a tiny electric eel.
•    Reaching into a tank of rotten leaves and debris to explore the habitat of ‘muck fish’, a new species of fish discovered living in the Amazon.  
•    Exploring inside the belly of a giant catfish replica to find out what it really eats.

Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches will run until November.

For further group travel information visit www.horniman.ac.uk.

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