Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Newport Aquarium Frog Bog Trip

We visited the Aquarium's new Frog Bog - I wanted to see it once all the frogs were there and the kids were enjoying it. It is a very cool space and it wasn't too crowded when we went. The play area was busy but not overrun with kids. I did hear some "older" kids say they wanted to play in the space, too, but were too big :)

Frogs of all kinds are all over the place in aquariums fitted into the walls. You can see bullfrogs and tadpoles, too. There is a Frogger game you play by moving your feet forward, backward, sideways and there are lots of large plastic froggies to sit on for great photos of the little ones (and some big ones).

I like the artwork that was painted all over the walls, too, and had to get a photo of Jerry with George, our red-eyed tree frog!

After the Frog Bog, we walked through the Pendleton Art Gallery on the lower level of the Levee - a huge space that is a bit overwhelming, they have so many paintings on the walls. And then a stop at Graeter's on the way home to get a Frog Bog Sundae...sweet and refreshing with mint icecream and chocolate sauce...yum. Very refreshing on a hot day.


Dawn said...

congrats to Jerry and George! Looks like a great exhibit!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Dawn. It is pretty cool :)