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SOURCE Midland Center for the Arts
Hop in for this "toad-ally" interactive and educational exhibition!
MIDLAND, Mich., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is the world's largest frog really the size of a human infant? Do frogs drink? And can a frog REALLY kill a person? Find out answers to these questions and more at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art's special exhibition, "FROGS! A Chorus of Colors," on display January 18 through May 11, 2014, at Midland Center for the Arts.
Frogs live almost everywhere – from tropical forests to frozen tundra and scorching deserts. Museum visitors will get eyeball to eyeball with more than 70 live frogs from around the world – including visually stunning creatures with names like Chinese Gliding Frog, Amazon Milk Frog, Fire-bellied Toad and Smokey Jungle Frog, complete with their noisy croaks, yaps, chirps, whoops, snores and whistles – all housed in detailed habitats complete with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.
"This exhibition showcases the beauty and elegance of frogs – so often overlooked – and will forever change your mind about these colorful creatures," remarks Museum Director Bruce Winslow.
This exhibition isn't just pretty to look at; it offers a lot to learn for all ages! More than 8,000 students from across the Great Lakes Bay Region are expected to experience "FROGS! A Chorus of Colors" when they visit Midland Center for the Arts as part of fun and informational field trips.
Visitors will explore frogs' biology and natural history, the roles they play in human cultures, importance to ecosystems and the perils they face in a changing environment. Check out the skeleton of the world's largest frog and learn how the frog's skeleton allows it to out jump Olympic athletes. Examine the stages of metamorphosis with preserved specimens. Perform a virtual frog dissection (without hurting any frogs), create a chorus when you push buttons to activate recorded frog calls, and test your frog knowledge on subjects – from basic to bizarre.
For complete listing of hours and special events, visit www.mcfta.org/frogs.
"FROGS! A Chorus of Colors" was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling's REPTILAND.
This exhibition is sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Quick Reliable Printing, Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw Spirit, Midland Mall, McDonald's (Midland), and The Little Forks Conservancy.
The Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art (ABDM) provides a forum to engage the people of the Great Lakes Bay Region in the constructive and creative expressions found in science and in art. Exhibitions in the Museum, classes at the Museum School, multiple outreach programs, a permanent collection and various special events are all components in the ABDM programming.
To learn more about Midland Center for the Arts and for the latest news, visit www.mcfta.org.
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