Lucy Arrives at Her New Home
Lucy the Tree Frog takes a fork lift ride into Exploration Place – photo courtesy Exploration Place
Prince George, B.C.- Lucy the Tree Frog, carved of Red Alder, has arrived at her new home.
A long time fixture at Science World’s Search Gallery in Vancouver, Lucy will be featured in the revamped children’s gallery at Exploration Place in Prince George sometime next year.
Lucy had been a fixture at Science World since 1997 “Science World just renewed their children’s gallery , they have the new Wonder Gallery. They were thinking about auctioning her off, but the staff there are quite attached to her so they wanted a good home for her ” says Exploration Place CEO Tracy Calogheros.
“We have our partnership with Science World” says Calogheros ” and this is a really good physical representation of that partnership because people from here, a lot of them have pictures of kids of all ages with her.” That includes the curator at Exploration Place who has a photo of herself at the age of 8 with the frog. You might say, ‘Lucy’ is to Science World, what Champion the mechanical horse is to Northern Hardware.
Calogheros says Lucy needs a bit of a face lift to upgrade her finish. “It just seemed like a really good idea to bring her up here” says Calogheros, “We’re re-doing our Children’s Gallery, so she will feature in there in some way or form.”
“I think it’s a huge win for Exploration Place and for Science World really” says Calogheros, “It gives them a piece of their own gallery that people are very familiar with, here in the North on a permanent basis.”
A number of other pieces from the Science World’s old gallery will be added to the Children’s Gallery at Exploration tonight, so there will be something new between now and when the Children’s Gallery at Exploration Place is revamped next year.