An exotic exhibition exploring the Amazon, from peckish piranhas to giant anacondas, it celebrates the wonders of this great river and the fragile eco-structure it protects.

Seafaring legs are needed for this exhibition that begins on board a riverboat. Visitors are introduced to a number of Amazonian creatures including the pink dolphin, which is rapidly depleting in numbers thanks to over fishing.

Logging and cattle ranching cause other environmental disasters, and there is a section on how the native peoples of these shores are in danger of loosing both their homes and their livelihoods due to the demands of modern farming methods.

The exhibition moves through the different terrains of the Amazon, from the sandy bank and the flooded forest to the floodplain lake, the floating home and the Tetra stream, revealing the extraordinary biodiversity that calls the Amazon its home.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

020 8699 1872


Opening times


Daily, 10am – 5.30pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec


Daily, Mon – Sat, 7.15am – sunset

Sun and Bank Holidays, 8am ​– sunset

Closed 25 Dec

Free to all

Free entry with National Art Pass

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