EXPLORE THE COLORFUL AND COMPLEX WORLD OF FROGS AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRYS FROGS! A CHORUS OF COLORS
Learn about the science and biology of these amazing amphibians starting June 9
Beginning June 9, families will be able to experience amazing and unusual species of frogs at the Museum of Science and Industry’s latest temporary exhibit, Frogs! A Chorus of Colors. More than 150 brilliantly colored frogs from 15 different countries will be showcased in custom habitats that mimic their natural environments.
Frogs come in every color, shape and size and are some of the most adaptable creatures on earth, living on every continent except Antarctica. The exhibit introduces guests to the unique attributes of these amphibians and their scientific significance, particularly as their populations are dwindling due to climate change, pollution and other environmental factors.
Throughout the exhibit, guest are encouraged to get a “frog’s eye view” by trying their hand at several interactive challenges. Families can: test their knowledge of fun frog trivia; perform a virtual dissection without putting a frog under the knife; create their own croaking chorus of frog calls; learn how frogs out-jump Olympic athletes; learn how they can protect the amphibians in their own backyards, and much more!
Frogs! A Chorus of Colors runs through Jan. 7, 2007 and was created by Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland.
WHEN: June 9, 2006 through Jan. 7, 2007
WHERE: Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
57th and Lake Shore Drive
(773) 684-1414 or www.msichicago.org
COST: Entry to this exhibit is by timed ticket, and the exhibit has a charge of $5 per person, in addition to general Museum admission. General admission pricing is $11 for adults, $9.50 for seniors and $7 for children ages 3 to 11.
Official Website: http://www.msichicago.org