OTTAWA, ON — A rainbow of live frogs from around the world will mesmerize visitors to the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN), Frogs – A Chorus of Colours, opened on September 25.
“This amazing exhibition is a genuine crowd-pleaser, says Meg Beckel, CMN President and CEO. “Frogs are among the most visually stunning, vocally interesting, and diverse group of creatures on Earth. Visitors of all ages will love this show.”
The many species on display include tree frogs, tomato frogs, bullfrogs, horned frogs, dart poison frogs, toads and more. Each species is situated in an attractively recreated native habitat, complete with plants, rock ledges, and waterfalls.
Through several fun and informative interactive components, visitors will learn about frog biology, frogs’ role in human cultures and their importance to ecosystems, as well as the perils they face in a changing environment. Kids and adults alike can delve into a virtual frog dissection or a “frog I.Q” test, as well as see how a frog jumps by spinning an old-fashioned zoetrope. Special activities include frog drawing and origami in a lounge area, crafts, three-hole mini-putt with frog dangers and a frog chorus jumping game.
Frogs – A Chorus of Colours was created by Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. It has been touring throughout the United States since 2003, being seen at such notable venues as the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Museum of Science in Boston. To date, the CMN is the only Canadian venue.
The exhibition will be on display at the CMN until May 11, 2014, at 240 McLeod Street in Ottawa. In addition to regular museum admission, a surcharge of $4 applies.