Museum Görlitz



The vivarium presents about 70 species of living reptiles, amphibians, fishes and arthropods in subnaturally arranged basins. Visitors can watch such uncommon and bizarre creatures as the green tree monitor lizard from Papua New Guinea, jesus christ lizards from Costa Rica and ball pythons from central Africa. Gray bichirs, fresh water sting rays and rainbowfishes introduce their tropical underwater world to our guests. Giant phasmids, tarantulas and desert ants may give some people the creeps while coral fishes patrol in their marine reef tank. But also local animals such as harvest mice are shown here. Visitors are invited to relax in front of our 8000 ltrs containing pond basin and watch carps, tenches and other fishes from the local pond fisheries doing their laps.

With a godparentship visitors get the chance to adopt their favourite animal for one year. Here you find more information.

Every first Thursday at 4 p.m. visitors can watch our animals getting fed. Attendance is included in admission.

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