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Frogs – A Chorus of Colours Exhibit ~ Review

| October 7, 2013 | 13 Comments

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I had a chance to preview the new Frogs exhibit at the Museum of Nature and can tell you that it is amazing! It’s on display at the Museum of Nature until May 2014 so go check it out.

There are 11 species of frogs on display, from the teeny tiny to the big big. Did you know that there is a species of frog that is as big as a human infant? The African goliath can grow up to 8 inches and lives for 40 years. Some frogs carry enough poison to kill 10 humans, but don’t worry, they aren’t native to the area. And we all know that frogs can hop and jump, but I didn’t know that some can glide through the air. The Chinese Gliding Frogs have webbing between their toes that acts like a parachute allowing them to soar. You can see these frogs at the exhibit.

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Before you get to the frogs though, you can play 3 holes of mini golf, trying to avoid typical frog predators, and the kids will love the frogs pictures on the ground. When you hop on them frog sounds play. So fun.

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Frog sounds

And then you get to the main exhibit which includes frogs in recreated native habitats. These habitats have waterfalls, rock ledges, and plants, and are low enough for most kids to peer in. They way they are created, the frogs are almost always visible so you’re sure to see them all.

There are also many interactive parts to the exhibit. You can try a virtual frog dissection, learn to draw frogs, check out the skeleton of the world’s largest frog, and more. My favourite was display of a frog’s stages of metamorphosis with preserved specimens and my kids especially loved the lounge area where they could jump from rock to rock and pretend to swim in the pond.

Frog stages

While walking around and checking out the frogs you can also watch videos of frogs eating and listen to recordings of frogs calls. There is so much to learn about these cool creatures and this exhibit does a really good job of mixing viewing live frogs with interactive components. You will be sure to learn something and be dazzled by the sounds and colours. Be sure to check out the poison dart frogs, my favourite, who are the most colourful frogs on display.

Frog peering

Frogs – A Chorus of Colours is at the Museum of Nature until May 11, 2104. Admission to the exhibit is $4 on top of museum admission, a small price to pay for such a mesmerizing exhibit.


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Kamerine has been blogging for 10 years, the past four and a half as a mom. She has a 4.5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter who was born at home with only her husband there to help. Completely transformed by that experience Kamerine is now working as a birth doula. She will be writing about her experiences parenting two young children, books her and her children love, and things to do in the city. Author's website.

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  1. My little ones would love this. I think I’d enjoy it more, I love me my reptiles. SO CUTE. 🙂

  2. What a great post Kamerine! I think this exhibit would be perfect for my little family. I have always been a frog, ah, lover, LOL and enjoy seeing them in their natural habitat. Thanks for all the great photos.


  3. They really are amazing! This exhibit would be very interesting to me and my children.

  4. It looks like the kiddos were in awe 🙂 So cute.

  5. What a great exhibit. Frogs are one animal I don’t know much about…this seems like it would be some good frog-ucation! 😉

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    this sounds like a great exhibition. Two of my aunties would have been mortified though. For some reason both were absolutely petrified of frogs and as adults would stand and scream, paralysed if they came near one in the garden. These were both brought up in a very countrified area so it’s really surprising to me.

  7. Fan R says:

    This is really nice place to visit, kids love learning about frogs and see how ones look in real life not only on TV.

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    this sounds fascinating – though I would never get some of my aunties there – they are literally petrified of frogs & will stand and scream if they see one and are paralysed! These are folks who were born and lived in the countryside most of their lives.

  9. kathy downey says:

    These sounds interesting

  10. kathy downey says:

    I wish this was closer to my area,it sure look like a wonderful place to bring the grandkids.They could learn so much.

  11. DARLENE W says:

    My grandsons would be in their glory to see this exhibit

  12. kathy downey says:

    My grandson would love this

  13. kathy downey says:

    This exhibit would be very interesting for me,I would enjoy this so much!

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