HOP IN AND EXPLORE TOAD-ALLY COOL CREATURES
Explore the colorful world of frogs in Great Lakes Science Center’s newest special exhibition, Frogs! A Chorus of Colors
May 7th, 2012
CLEVELAND (May 7, 2012) – Is the world’s largest frog really the size of a human infant? Do frogs drink? How many different kinds of frogs are there? Can a frog kill a person? Find out this and more when Great Lakes Science Center opens its special exhibition, Frogs! A Chorus of Colors, on Saturday, May 26.
Guests will immerse themselves in the colorful and sonorous world of anurans – or frogs, while discovering more than 70 live frogs of 15 different species from around the world, featured in detailed habitats complete with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.
“We’re showcasing some of the most visually stunning and vocally pleasing creatures from around the world, including delicate tree frogs, fat bullfrogs, bizarre horned frogs, giant toads and elegant dart poison frogs,” said Dante Centuori, director of creative productions at Great Lakes Science Center. “This is the most advanced traveling frog exhibition in the country and we’re thrilled to give our visitors an opportunity to appreciate the often overlooked beauty of frogs, while educating them on the role frogs play in human cultures, their importance to ecosystems and the peril they face in a changing environment.”
Visitors will encounter visually stunning creatures with names like Chinese Gliding Frog, Amazon Milk Frog, Fire-bellied Toad and Smokey Jungle Frog, while hearing their noisy croaks, yaps, chirps, whoops, snores and whistles. They’ll also experience interactive components that will let them test their frog I.Q., create a chorus with recorded frog calls and perform a virtual frog dissection. Also, for an additional fee, kids can build their very own FrogBot (a frog robot!) to take home.
The Science Center is offering a members-only event, “Breakfast with an Author,” on Saturday, June 9, from 8:30 to 10 am. Members will enjoy breakfast with children’s book author, David FitzSimmons, listen to a reading from his book, Curious Critters, and see the exhibition. After the event, the author will host an autograph signing session. Books will be available for purchase in our Science Store. Cost for this event is $12 for adults and $8 for youth under 18. To make reservations, call 216-621-2400 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm).
Admission to Frogs! A Chorus of Colors is included with general admission to Great Lakes Science Center. Members receive free admission.
General admission is $14 for adult non-members and $12 for youth (2-12), and includes admission to the hundreds of hands-on exhibits at the Science Center and NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Admission is free on Tuesdays for all youth 18 and under when accompanied by an adult.
Design, Development and Support
Frogs! A Chorus of Colors was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.
Local support is provided by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Promotional support is provided by The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine and the Ohio Lottery.
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About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to engage visitors through fun, interactive experiences to stimulate curiosity about and encourage understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. Mather. The Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at 216-694-2000 or visit www.GreatScience.com.
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