Just as we are preparing ourselves for the inevitable slide into cooler temperatures as seasons change, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago welcomes a new exhibit that will engage families in nature learning without stepping outdoors. The Nature Museum's new Frogs: A Chorus of Colors will have families not only meeting eye to eye with brilliantly colored frogs but also glide like one down a zipline. Whee!
|Various terrariums reveal the varied environments frogs live in.|
The temporary exhibit running now through January 22 also allows visitors to
- Interact with an astonishing diversity of frogs including delicate tree frogs, fat bullfrogs, bizarre horned frogs and elegant dart poison frogs
- Immerse in the frogs’ elaborate terrariums and aquariums depicting environments from lush rainforests to desert scenes
- Test jumping skills against various frogs
- Model colorful frog costumes
- Activate recorded frog calls
Interactive and engaging experiences will no doubt give families more of an understanding of the world of frogs and their adaptations. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum also presents problems facing frogs and other amphibians leading to declines in populations. The Nature Museum has a great way of presenting conservation topics to children and empowering to make changes to help.
In addition to the new exhibit, the Nature Museum's other exhibits will allow children and parents alike to appreciate and learn about nature even in the winter. Furthermore, the museum adeptly provides practical conservation tips that we can all use at home. Inspiration for future projects!
|Butterfly enjoying nectar at the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.|
As home to the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, the museum provides a warm weather sanctuary that delights with magical butterflies all year long. Sitting in the haven with butterflies fluttering around chases away winter doldrums. Identifying butterflies, viewing the life process and reading about monarch migration make for a wonderful educational experience.
Other exhibits invite exploration of the wetlands, visualizations of how different systems work in the house and more. Take a peek at our visit to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum this past spring for more. While making your list for activities on a cool fall or winter day or for Winter Break, remember the Nature Museum!
**Please note that the weather exhibit was a temporary exhibit and has since ended.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colors was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.
**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.