Summer of Slime

It’s the SUMMER of SLIME! 

Beginning June 25, visit the MOST’s new Slime Lab to explore sticky substances, mucus-covered critters, and other goopy experiments – open for Summer 2021 only! Discover stories of the gross and grimy, make your own slime to take home, and more – all free with museum admission!

Slime Lab: Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 11:15 am and 2:15 pm (1 slime kit per child admission – free with museum admission)

Meet our new tree frogs, Avocado and Baja!

White’s Tree Frog (Australian Green Tree Frog) Litoria caerulea – Native to forests of Australia and New Guinea  

Like most tree frogs, their skin is covered with a layer of mucus that absorbs water (to keep the frog hydrated) and transfers oxygen (so they can breathe through their skin!) The frog’s toe pads also secrete a fluid that helps them climb and stick to surfaces, a process called wet adhesion. A tree frog’s slimy skin also has antifungal and antibacterial properties.