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The Vivarium

The Vivarium

The Museum is active in conservation by raising public awareness issues and by participating in international captive breeding programmes for endangered species. The Vivarium includes naturalistic exhibits with live reptiles and amphibians on display, but is also particularly notable for the rare tropical frogs it maintains behind the scenes. Many of the frogs maintained are of key importance to captive breeding programmes that have been established to help save a number of species on the very brink of extinction. Please see the website for further details

The Vivarium

Sponsor a Frog

Sponsor a Frog


We regret to inform you that this product is currently unavailable as the Manchester Museum is currently closed due to concerns surrounding Covid-19. Please contact [email protected] for further information.


Here you can make a contribution to help maintain our critically endangered Harlequin frogs at Manchester Museum and support the education and amphibian conservation work we are conducting in collaboration with the Panama Wildlife Conservation Charity (PWCC).


For a contribution of £50 (within the UK) you will receive:

A special letter of thanks for your support from The Director of The Manchester Museum.

An exclusive colour print of a Harlequin Frog (Atelopus varius).

A quality book on Frogs and Toads of the World written by Chris Mattison.

An invitation for you and a friend to attend a personal one hour guided tour of the display and behind the scenes of The Vivarium, with an opportunity to see our off-display collection of endangered frogs including a Harlequin Frog (Atelopus varius), one of the world’s rarest frogs. PLEASE NOTE: Tour is subject to availability and by prior arrangement.

Please see the website for further details

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