Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

Amazing Geckos
Now you see them, now you don’t!

February 01, 2013

Geckos are small lizards. They have stout bodies, short legs, a distinct head and a tail. They also have special toe pads which enable them to walk on walls!

Geckos come in different colors—some are green and brown, some have bright colors, some are striped, some have spots. Why are they all different? Some of them are camouflage—that means they blend in with the place they live to protect them from bigger animals that might be looking for a snack!

Check out the gecko below. Can you camouflage this gecko? Would it live around flowers and be red, yellow or orange? Or among the leaves and be green and brown? Create a place for this gecko to live and then camouflage your gecko!

Learn more about geckos by visiting infoZone, a branch of The Indianapolis Public Library located inside The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Look for books about geckos like Go to Sleep, Gecko, a Balinese Folktale retold by Margaret Read MacDonald or My Pet Gecko by Rennay Craats.

Come get up close and personal with geckos at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis February 2 – May 15, 2013! Go Beyond the Exhibit or attend the Spring Festival Family Late Night—visit for more information and to register for unique programs offered at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.