Space Museum launches new Omnimax show "Amazon Adventure"


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Hong Kong Space Museum's new Omnimax show, "Amazon Adventure", will be launched tomorrow (March 1). Based on the true story of English explorer Henry Bates, the show takes audiences on a journey through the stunning yet perilous Amazon rainforest.

     Bates left school at the age of 13 to apprentice in his family-owned hosiery factory. Motivated by his thirst for knowledge and unable to be contained by his factory town, Bates set sail in his early 20s on an adventure to the Amazon rainforest, aiming to prove that species change.

     Despite yellow fever, treacherous landslides, starvation and encounters with fierce and venomous animals in the Amazon rainforest, Bates refused to give up his passion and curiosity about nature.

He identified 8 000 new species and discovered the mindboggling world of animal mimicry and camouflage. Through evolutionary change, an animal takes on the look of another species or even an object, gaining an advantage in the competitive world of survival.

     In the show, audiences will witness the compelling clues that Bates unravelled, such as bird faeces that walk, water droplets that fly and jungle cats that mimic the sound of small monkeys. His findings in mimicry even put forth the first-ever case for the emergence of a new species, which biologist Charles Darwin called the "beautiful proof" of natural selection.

     The 45-minute show will be screened until August 31 at the Space Museum's Stanley Ho Space Theatre.

It will be screened daily at 1.30pm, 5pm and 8.30pm. Tickets priced at $24 (front stalls) and $32 (stalls) are available at the Hong Kong Space Museum Box Office and URBTIX (http://www.urbtix.hk/" target="_blank">www.urbtix.hk). The museum is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).

     The Space Museum is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

For further information, please call 2721 0226 or visit the website at http://hk.space.musuem/" target="_blank">hk.space.musuem.



Published on: 2018-02-28

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