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Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches

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ViciousFishesR_webAll aboard! Take a voyage down the largest river in the world, the Amazon, at the Witte Museum. Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches is docking in the Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery February 5 through September 5, 2011. There is a $3 surcharge in addition to museum general admission for Amazon Voyage.

The Amazon River, located in South America, accounts for 20% of all of the world's freshwater discharge into the oceans and is home to more species of fish than any other river in the world. While making stops at seven 'ports of call' along the most biologically diverse river in the world, visitors go on an exciting journey through the various ecosystems, the vicious creatures known as the Seven Perils and the amazing people who inhabit the Amazon River.

Encounter amazing creatures including notorious piranhas, enormous anacondas, beautiful stingrays and mysterious pink dolphins. Through hands-on activities, original multimedia presentations, computer interactives, story telling, live fish in uniquely designed tanks, original artifacts, dance, music and live demonstrations, visitors investigate the region's incredible biodiversity, encounter field researchers making incredible new discoveries and participate in a celebration of the Amazon River.

This journey is alive! Guests will also have the opportunity to watch live piranha feed, try to spot the camouflaged stingrays in their sandy tanks, crawl into an underwater viewing tunnel of a tetra fish tank and see several other species of live fish the Witte Museum has added to an exhibit classroom including Longear Sunfish, Suckermouth Catfish, Channel Catfish, Alligator Gar and Log Perch. Talk to Pepper the parrot and see the amazing varied colors of dart frogs, who are visiting from the San Antonio Zoo during the run of the exhibition.