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Meet the Keeper

9 Nov 2023 -29 Dec 2023 3:00 pm -3:30 pm

Tuesday – Friday everyday during term time.

Vivarium, Floor 2, Manchester Museum

Free, drop in event

Tuesday – Friday every week during term time.

Drop-in events

Not many museums care for live animals, but our Vivarium has for over 30 years! Meet the Keeper is an opportunity to chat with our amphibian specialists and learn more about the vital conservation, research, and education work of our live animals.

Have you ever wondered how we recreate tropical conditions in the heart of Manchester, or what it takes to describe a new species? How many species of frogs are there? Why does Manchester Museum have live frogs?

This is your opportunity to ask your burning questions and find even more reasons to love our animals.

Booking isn’t necessary, just turn up to the gallery.

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