Frogs: A Chorus of Colors Leaps to the Academy
October 25, 2016
Take a giant leap into the enchanting world of frogs this winter when the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University presents Frogs: A Chorus of Colors featuring a diverse array of live frogs from around the world.
From radiant blue to fiery red, frogs are among the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and adaptively remarkable animals on Earth. They live almost everywhere—from tropical forests to frozen tundra—and they can grow as large as a human infant. One species carries enough poison to kill 10 people.
Opening Saturday, Feb. 4 and running through Sunday, May 14, Frogs: A Chorus of Colors presents these amazing amphibians in an immersive experience for the whole family.
“If you’ve never considered frogs as beautiful, this exhibition will change your mind,” said Academy Senior Exhibits Director Jennifer Sontchi. “Whether you think frogs are funny or bizarre, cute or ugly, you’ll have fun watching them and listening to them sing.”
Recreated habitats of live plants, waterfalls and rock ledges bring the frogs’ natural environment to life. Visitors will get eyeball to eyeball with frogs from around the world; test their field of vision against that of a frog; activate recorded frog calls; and even perform a virtual frog dissection.
While most people don’t have an aversion to frogs, their beauty, elegance and diversity often is overlooked. But as people alter the environment, the chorus of croaks, chirps and whistles is fading as species are disappearing.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colors was created by Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Allenwood, Pa.
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