Live Frogs Hop Into The Academy Of Natural Sciences Through May 14

Ribbet! Explore the fascinating world of the colorful amphibians at this new exhibition...

Ready for an up-close look at the world’s most successful amphibians?

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University welcomes colorful, delightful, bizarre and fun frogs of every hoppable hue this winter and spring with its new exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors.

Visitors have the chance to check out dozens of live frogs (and tadpoles!), create a nighttime frog chorus, play “Frog or Toad,” dissect a virtual frog and much more.

FAST FACTS

  • Frogs: A Chorus of Colors runs now through May 14, 2017.
  • Get an up-close look at dozens of live frogs, from colorful poison dart frogs to enormous bullfrogs.
  • Play fun interactive games and learn how frogs eat, mate, sing, jump, camouflage and more.

If you’ve ever wondered why some frogs are so brightly colored, how frogs can jump so high or if frogs can eat mice(!), Frogs: A Chorus of Colors is a can’t-miss exhibition.

Exhibition Overview

At Frogs: A Chorus of Colors, visitors get the chance to check out more than a dozen species of live frogs, including colorful poison dart frogs (some of the most poisonous animals in the world!), enormous bullfrogs and more.

Waterfalls and rock ledges recreate the frogs’ natural environment so visitors can get a close-up look.

From Asian tree toads (one of the few toads to climb trees) to Giant Monkey Frogs (whose toxins cause hallucinations), the diverse collection of frogs from around the world is fascinating.

While exploring, you’ll learn all there is to know about frogs. Did you know that the largest frog in the world (the West African Goliath frog) can weigh up to seven pounds — as much as a newborn baby? Or that frogs don’t drink water? (They absorb it through their skin.) Or that frogs were the first animals with vocal cords? Guests will learn all of this and way more at this exciting exhibition.

Visitors also have the chance to enjoy a number of interactive displays. Guests can perform a virtual dissection of a frog, watch a frog’s graceful jump in slow motion via a zoetrope, play a “Frog or Toad” game and create a nighttime frog chorus featuring recorded croaks, yaps, grunts, chirps, whoops, trills, snores, growls and whistles.

Short films and other displays highlight how frogs move, eat, breed and more.

Tickets

Admission to Frogs includes access to the rest of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, and is $20.95 for adults; $17.95 for students, seniors and military; and $16.95 for children. Access to the exhibition is free for members of the museum.

Tickets are available online. Frogs: A Chorus of Colors runs through May 14.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

When:Through May 14
Where:The Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
Cost:$20.95 for adults; $17.95 for students, seniors and military; $16.95 for children; free for members

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