On exhibit January 18 – May 18, 2014
New end date: extended one week!
Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with more than 70 live frogs from around the world!
View frogs from across the globe, complete with their noisy croaks, yaps, chirps, whoops, snores and whistles, all housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls.
Interactive games and displays help visitors of all ages have fun while exploring frogs’ biology and natural history, the roles they play in human cultures, their 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 dissection without hurting any frogs
- Create a chorus when you push buttons to activate recorded frog calls
- Test your frog knowledge on subjects – from basic to bizarre!
Bring your camera: Non-flash photography is permitted!
FROGS! A Chorus of Colors was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.
January 18, 2013 – May 18, 2014
|Wednesday||10 am – 4 pm|
|Thursday||10 am – 8 pm*|
|Friday||10 am – 4 pm|
|Saturday||10 am – 4 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm – 5 pm|
CLOSED Easter Sunday: April 20
CLOSED May 15 from 10 am – 3 pm
*Thursday Night Tours at 7 pm (excludes 3/20 and 3/27)
Special Spring Break Hours
March 31 – April 4, 2014
|Monday||10 am – 6 pm|
|Tuesday||10 am – 6 pm|
|Wednesday||10 am – 6 pm|
|Thursday||10 am – 8 pm|
|Friday||10 am – 6 pm|
Alden B. Dow Museum Admission
Adults: $9 | Ages 4 – 14: $6 | Ages 3 and under: Free
ABD Museum members/ASTC reciprocal: Free
Admission includes all exhibitions in the galleries plus the Hall of Ideas.
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Pre-purchase your admission online, print at home and skip the Ticket Office line altogether!
Please note: Museum admissions are only valid for the date of purchase.
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An Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art membership pays for itself after only a couple visits!
You’ll enjoy free admission for 12 months and other benefits!
Enhance Your Museum Experience
Download these fun, “froggy” children’s activities!
Use your smart phone to access insider multimedia by scanning the QR Codes throughout the exhibits! FREE Wi-Fi available.
WNEM Better Mid-Michigan: Interview with Bruce Winslow
Great Lakes Bay Moms Article
Midland Daily News article: Frogs arrive at the Alden B. Dow Museum
9 & 10 News: Michigan This Morning On the Road
Listen to the calls of some of the frogs of Madagascar!
- Anodonthyla boulengeri
- Boophis madagascariensis
- Mantidactylus depressiceps
- Ptychadena mascareniensis