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It’s a Gaggle of Geckos at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum

It’s not an insurance commercial, it’s real-live geckos at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

From February 2 May 15, 2013, the Museum will play host to a gaggle of geckos as part of a traveling exhibit. And although they don’t do it with an English accent seriously, it’s English. The commercial they did where someone thought he was Australian? Come on! these geckos can communicate. They sing, chirp, hiss, and even bark.

If you ask nicely, they may also provide you with a car insurance quote.

According to the Children’s Museum, they will have 15 different species from around the world in habitats similar to their own natural environments rock ledges, plants, and waterfalls. There will also be frequent feedings that you can watch.

You can’t have a Children’s Museum exhibit without making it interactive though. Kids will get a chance to wear night-vision goggles to “see like a gecko” and put on sticky booties and gloves to learn what it’s like to “get around like a gecko.”

And if you can’t get to the geckos right away, or just can’t get enough of them, you can stream the geckos live feeding every 15 minutes at www.childrensmuseum.org/geckos.

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