Take a voyage down the world’s largest river at the Witte
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SAN ANTONIO – 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 Feb. 5 through Sept. 5. There is a $3 surcharge in addition to museum general admission for this exhibit.

South America’s Amazon River accounts for 20 percent of all 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 river, visitors can go on a journey through the various ecosystems, vicious creatures known as the Seven Perils and the people who inhabit the Amazon.

Visitors can experience hands-on activities, multimedia presentations and interactives, storytelling, live fish in tanks, original artifacts, dance, music and live demonstrations.

To complement Amazon Voyage, the museum has developed Water in Motion: Past, Present and Future of the San Antonio River, on view from Feb. 26 until Sept. 5 in the Focus Gallery.

Visitors can take an in-depth look into the history and culture of the San Antonio River through historical photographs and find out what future is in store.

The Witte invites guests to compare and contrast the South American giant to San Antonio’s own jewel.

For more information on either exhibit, call 210-357-1900 or visit WitteMuseum.org.
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