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Exh-ribit of Live Frogs Coming to the Science Museum

Springfield Science Museum

January 2, 2012

If you’ve never thought of frogs as beautiful, the special exhibit Frogs: A Chorus of Colors will change your mind. Frogs will be on view at the Springfield Science Museum from January 21 through May 13.

The exhibit was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. The presentation of the exhibit in Springfield is sponsored by United Bank.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors is a fascinating live animal exhibit that brings visitors into the colorful, sound-filled world of frogs. Fifteen naturalistic habitats filled with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls are home to a selection of unusual frogs and toads from around the planet.

Visitors will encounter frogs with such strange names as Mexican Dumpy Frogs, Waxy Monkey Frogs, Vietnamese Mossy Frogs, and Fire-bellied Toads. The exhibit also includes videos of frogs in the wild, recorded frog calls, colorful graphics and photos, and interactive activities that explain fascinating frog facts.

Opening day activities on January 21 will include live animal demonstrations from 10:45 am-12:35 pm and a performance of “The Frog Prince” by the Pumpernickel Puppets at 1 pm.

There is a special exhibition fee of $5 for all visitors age 3 and older to visit the Frogs exhibit.

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