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Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

New Exhibit at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

September 01, 2011
Ribbit! Ribbit! Croak!

They climb, hop, jump, run, burrow, swim and glide. They can be orange, red, green, yellow, camouflage or a mixture of colors with bumps, webbed feet, horns or sticky tongues. They come from all over the world, but they're right here in Indianapolis for you to see! What are these wonderful creatures you might ask? Why frogs of course!

In Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, your little one can take a look at frogs from all over the world. Fifteen species of frogs will be in this new traveling exhibit including the Waxy Monkey Frog that walks instead of hops, the Chinese Gliding frog that jumps from high places and uses the webbing between its toes like a parachute and the African Clawed Frog that looks like it's been flattened in a traffic accident.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors comes to The Children's Museum from Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania and is the most advanced traveling frog exhibit in the country. Habitats complete with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls show exactly how each kind of frog lives.

Let your child explore the life of a frog by learning about the metamorphosis from a tadpole to an adult frog, and don't forget to show them the skeleton of the world's largest frog, the African goliath frog which can grow to be the size of a human newborn. Play leap frog and see how far your child can jump compared to a frog or help them create a symphony of frog calls to create nature's beautiful music.

This fall, your family will enjoy seeing the amazing world of frogs that exists all around the world right here in Indianapolis. This exhibit will be open September 17 through January 2 at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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Public Relations Intern at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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