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February 26, 2008

Free froggy fun for Leap Day '08

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How fun is this? To mark Leap Day 2008, the NGS in DC will host a FREE event for kids of all ages:

Celebrate Leap Day at the National Geographic Museum exhibit "Frogs! A Chorus of Colors" this Friday, February 29. The exhibition features more than 150 live frogs from 15 species, each in custom environments that match their natural habitats.

Show-and-tell presentations with the exhibit's frog handler will allow Leap Day visitors the chance to get up close and personal with the frogs. The museum will also screen National Geographic Explorer's "The Last Frog," which delves into the worldwide mystery of why the frog population is declining. Visitors can also conduct a virtual frog dissection using one of the exhibit's many interactives, create their own art frog, and win a prize in a special leaping contest.

Lineup of Activities:
11 a.m. - Live Frog Demonstration
11:30 a.m. - Leaping Contest
1 p.m. - Live Frog Demonstration
1:30 p.m. - Leaping Contest

All Day:
Create your own colorful frog in the courtyard with sidewalk chalk. Take home a frog coloring page.

Film Screenings:
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - "The Last Frog": Species of frogs have suddenly and mysteriously begun to vanish and experts are anxious to know why.

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - "Fearsome Frogs": Find out how the surprisingly predatory North American bullfrog is wreaking havoc on Arizona's delicate ecosystem.

For more info on the exhibit, click here.

Posted by Sarah at 11:51 AM.