Fantastic Frogs

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  • Permanent
  • Level 1
  • Included in admission
  • All age groups

Get up close to some amazing amphibians

Meet remarkable live frogs from all over the world whose unique “superpowers” have adapted over time to help them survive.

These frogs have evolved to become masters of disguise as well as escape artists in order to attract mates, deceive predators and more.

From the bones of the hairy toad (Trichobatrachus robustus) that break reflexively and shoot out from the toe pads like claws, to the color-cued unken reflex of the yellow bellied toad (Bombina variegata), to the golden poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis), the world’s most poisonous frog, Fantastic Frogs emphasizes the impressive survival traits that individual species of frogs have developed and honed over time.

This exhibition uses a graphic novel approach throughout, incorporating spectacularly-colored wall and panel illustrations to depict how frogs live lives full of action, constantly struggling to fend off foes. It also features interactive learning games, scientific videos and, of course, plenty of live frogs!

Location in our museum

Getting Here

Discovery Place Science is located in the heart of uptown Charlotte and is accessible by car, train or foot. Discovery Place Science Parking Deck is located at the corner of Church and 6th St. in Uptown Charlotte.