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Live Frog Exhibit Opens with Family Activities

Springfield Science Museum

January 4, 2012

A day of family activities will mark the opening of the special “exh-ribit” Frogs: A Chorus of Colors at the Springfield Science Museum on Saturday, January 21.

Activities will take place from 10 am to 5 pm and are free with museum admission unless noted.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors is sponsored by United Bank.

Special Exhibits

  • Frogs: A Chorus of Colors brings visitors into the colorful, sound-filled world of frogs. Fifteen different habitats filled with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls are home to a variety of frogs from around the world. The exhibit also includes videos of frogs in the wild, recorded frog calls, and interactive stations that reveal fascinating frog facts. ($5 special exhibition fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission.)
  • Old Masters to Monet: Three Centuries of French Painting, 50 masterpieces that provide a comprehensive history of French art with paintings by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh and other artists, many of whom are also represented in the permanent collections of the D’Amour Museum. (There is a special exhibition fee of $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12-17 in addition to museum admission to view Old Masters to Monet. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.)

Note: A combination ticket to see both special exhibits is $12.50 for adults; $7.50 for children ages 12-17; and $5 for children 3-11.

Performances

  • “The Frog Prince” by the Pumpernickel Puppets, 1 pm - Young Prince Tad has been teasing the forest creatures so a magic tree turns him into a frog to teach him a lesson. Along the way he meets a princess who could turn him back with a kiss.
  • Teaching Creatures presents “Hooray for Herps”, 10:45 am-12:45 pm - A live animal demonstration with both reptiles and amphibians.

Ongoing Activities

  • Hands-on art activity – Color your own frog, 10:30 am-1 pm
  • Hands-on art activity – Design a lily pad, noon-3:45 pm
  • Scavenger Hunts – Go on an I Spy scavenger hunt through the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts and discover things made in Springfield at the Wood Museum of Springfield History, 10 am-4:45 pm
  • Roving Scientist Demonstrations, 11 am-2 pm
  • Planetarium Shows – 11:15 am, noon, 1 and 2 pm (additional fee)
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