Expedition Peru: A Scientist's Search

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Expedition Peru: A Scientist's Search

Explore the Amazon with our very own José Padial, William and Ingrid Rea Assistant Curator of Herpetology. Expedition Peru: A Scientist’s Search is documentary film that follows Dr. Padial and a team of 13 others as they travel to a remote part of the Alto Purus National Park to study the diversity of reptiles and amphibians species and establish a plan for their conservation.

In the interactive show, experience what it is like to be a scientist exploring the Amazon during a hands-on presentation. Try on the gear that Dr. Padial carries and learn how to properly collect specimens for a natural history museum.

There are two great ways to go on an Expedition:

  • Family-Friendly Interactive Show:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 11:30 a.m.
    Saturday: 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Run time: approximately 10 minutes for the film and 10 minutes for the presentation
     
  • Full Feature Documentary:
    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    Saturday: 11 a.m.
    Run time: approximately 20 minutes

Expedition Peru: A Scientist’s Search was directed by Maira Duarte.

Free with admission to Carnegie Museum of Natural History