While much of the Eastern seaboard is getting prepared for the coming of the 17-year periodical cicadas, Manhattanites may miss the show. (The cicadas have virtually never been recorded on this urban island.) But starting Wednesday, May 22, you can see periodical cicadas on the Upper West Side, here at the Museum.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colors is now open at the Museum, with more than 200 live amphibians representing more than 20 species from around the world. Among the largest animals on display: two types of bullfrogs.
When the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life re-opened to the public in 2003, the newly renovated gallery was transformed: 14 dioramas, some first built in the 1930s, had been restored, and brand-new ecosystem displays highlighted the diversity of ocean habitats and the species that lived together within them. The blue-whale model, on display since 1969, was renovated, too.
This Saturday, the live-animal exhibition Frogs: A Chorus of Colors opens at the Museum. With more than 200 live frogs from around the world, the exhibition hints at the remarkable diversity that exists among the more than 6,200 frog species inhabiting the globe.