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The tomato frog is one of several remarkable frog species on display for a limited time at Charlotte Nature Museum. Tomato frogs secrete a thick, sticky substance, which gums up the mouth and eyes of their predators.

If you loved Fantastic Frogs at Discovery Place, then be sure to stop by Charlotte Nature Museum this spring.

Some super-powered amphibians have hopped over to our Museum and are on display for a limited time in the Dragonfly Theatre.

Catch a glimpse of the wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus), a species native to North Carolina, which can survive being frozen.

Our Oriental fire bellied toads (Bombina orientalis) ward of predators by secreting a toxin through their skin and showing their bright yellow or orange bellies.

The Pacman frog (Ceratrophys Ornata) hails from the rainforests of South America and earned its named for its large mouth, which makes up almost half the animal's size. With bony protrusions along its top and bottom jaw, it can deliver a painful bite.

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Resident groundhog Queen Charlotte saw her shadow this afternoon at our annual Groundhog Day celebration, predicting six more weeks of winter for the Charlotte area.

Expect to wear your coat and gloves a while longer.

Resident groundhog Queen Charlotte saw her shadow this afternoon at our annual Groundhog Day celebration, predicting six more weeks of winter for the Charlotte area.

Our preeminent prognosticator carried out her royal duty before a packed crowd at Charlotte's only live groundhog shadow check.

Nature lovers of all ages filled the Museum to meet live animals and enjoy arts, crafts, a Puppet Show and story time tales as part of the Groundhog Day festivities.…

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Groundhog Day is this Sunday, and our furry forecaster is gearing up for the big day. Join the celebration from noon - 3:00 p.m. Feburary 2, with a live shadow check at 1:30 p.m.

Groundhog Day is this Sunday, and our furry forecaster is gearing up for the big day.

Our annual celebration will take place from noon - 3:00 p.m. Feburary 2, with a live shadow check at 1:30 p.m.

What does Queen Charlotte, our resident groundhog, do to prepare for this momentous occasion?

Nestled in her burrow, Queen Charlotte has been getting plenty of rest and nibbling on broccoli, walnuts and peanut butter to keep her energy levels up. Royal duties can be so exhausting!

Follow @CLTGroundhog on Twitter to hear more about her preparations for Sunday and join the conversation as she trades insights with weather experts.

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All of your favorite Charlotte Nature Museum Summer Camps are back! We've also added a new Camp about orienteering for students rising in grades 4-5.

Even though it's cold and frosty now, summer will be here before you know it! Charlotte Nature Museum will kick off the season in June with all your favorite Summer Camps from last year.

Exploring outdoor habitats, getting down and dirty with mud pies, and close encounters with live animals are sure to amaze little ones throughout the summer.

The Museum is also offering a brand new camp for students rising in grades 4-5. Animal Orienteering, available August 4-8, will compare how humans navigate their surroundings to how animals are equipped to find their way.

Campers will engage in activities such as geocaching with GPS units and orienteering using maps and compasses. They will also learn about the methods animals use, including migration and echolocation. This camp promises to b… Keep reading.

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Our friends at Charlotte Today invited us to stop by the WCNC studio to talk about Chicken Day, our January Creature Feature happening Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Of course, we couldn't resist bringing some feathered friends with us. Onyx, a Rosecomb chicken, and our baby Silkie and Polish chickens were more than happy to strut their stuff for Colleen Odegaard and Ramona Holloway.

Check out the video below for a sneak-peek of this weekend's fun family activity.
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We've boosted our daily activity schedule with extra showings of

Looking for ways to keep young mind engaged during the upcoming school vacation?

Just for winter break, we’re pumping up our daily activity schedule with plenty of family-friendly fun that will encourage learning and a lifelong love of nature.

The Museum will be closed December 24 and 25 but will resume regular operating hours December 26. (Yes, we will be open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!)

Be sure to stop by and enjoy even more opportunities to meet and greet live animals, make take-home craft projects, gather ‘round the campfire with Charlotte only talking tree and watch live shows and hands-on demonstrations with our professional naturalists.

Thursday, December 26
10:00 a.m. - Wake Up Bear, It’s Christmas
11:00 a.m. - Animal Encounter
11:30 a.m. - Woods in Winter
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