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Take a family adventure down the Amazon at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Are rambunctious nature-lovers running throughout the house and driving you crazy? Give ‘em all the adventure they can handle at The Academy of Natural Sciences this summer with a new exhibit called “Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches!” Running until December 31, the exhibit offers a wide variety of hands-on activities that “celebrate the most biologically diverse river in the world” in a way that your young explorer will love.


Are rambunctious nature-lovers running throughout the house and driving you crazy? Give ‘em all the adventure they can handle at The Academy of Natural Sciences this summer with a new exhibit called “Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches!” Running until December 31, the exhibit offers a wide variety of hands-on activities that “celebrate the most biologically diverse river in the world” in a way that your young explorer will love.

Start off with “Mo’s Seven Perils of the Amazon,” where you'll learn about the seven dangerous fish that you'll encounter during your trek through the Amazon exhibit. If your kids are the fearless type, they can even experience the jolt of a small electric eel! (Don't worry, Mom, it's safe.) If that’s not your idea of a good time, head over to help Academy scientist Dr. John Lundberg sort catfish by size, shape, armor and color. Think he’s Mr. Tough-Guy? Then finish off your tour down the Amazon by heading over to the “Anaconda Lift” to see if he has what it takes to heft the life-sized soft-sculpted snake.

Exhibit runs through Dec. 31, Free with regular admission, The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-299-1000; ansp.org