Take an expedition to the Amazon rainforest without leaving Boston.

Experience the Amazon from a fish’s point of view! Submerge yourself in our flooded Amazon exhibit with this 360° video.

Click on the video below to expand the screen and move the cursor. Just like the real Amazon, our exhibit is full of hidden creatures, so explore carefully! 

360 ° Video: Flooded Amazon

Habitat

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse habitats in the world. The forests, rivers, and lakes are home to uncountable numbers of species, including animals and plants that have yet to be discovered. At the Aquarium, we have six Amazon exhibits that allow you to  dive into the Amazon River and climb through the dense forest without getting wet or needing bug spray.

Our Amazon exhibits hold more than 4,500 gallons of water, are home to hundreds of animals and live plants, and feature life-like fiberglass replicas of gigantic rainforest trees, vines, and termite mounds. 

360 vid marble of flooded amazon exhibit

Conservation Context

The Amazon rainforest is the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world. According to the World Wildlife Federation, it also houses at least 10 percent of the world’s known biodiversity with many species of plants and animals found only in this region. The Amazon River is home to the largest number of freshwater fish species in the world. 
This amazingly diverse environment is facing ongoing threats from human activities, including deforestation. While deforestation in the Amazon basin has declined since 2004, scientists say that as of 2017, roughly 17 percent of the Amazon rainforest had been destroyed.
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