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“Worth a visit”
Review of Vivarium Lausanne - CLOSED

Vivarium Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed August 20, 2014

The area of this sight is at first a bit daunting and we even hesitated if the Vivarium was open. In the end we were very positively surprised as there is a very large selection of rare reptiles, frogs and spiders on display. Including very detailed descriptions and at times even news articles which provide additional background on certain animals.
The Vivarium is a nice place to visit with children but also for adults.
It is also nice to see that the people working there are pationate about their work.

Visited August 2014
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2 Thank Bettina M
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English first
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The Vivarium is saved!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

One of our favorite places over many years to view snakes, etc was in dire financial difficulties, to the point its very existence was put into question. Now (May 2014) it appears to be saved not only short term but also longer term as it is to become part of the new Aquatis display that will open in 2016.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Jean B
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Cantu, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellent exhibition”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Vivarium presents a very nice exhibition of reptiles, spiders, frogs. The space is small and can be a bit crowded, but it is very well worthy the visit. The staff is very friendly and having a conversation with them, especially with the director, is very interesting and constructive.

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Luca D
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Martigny, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A short meeting with animals”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

One experience... A lot of animals... serpents, turtles and co. White cobras, tarantules. A little space but an interesting experience for the youngs who accompagned me... Friendly staff with person who want to explain about the inhabitants of the Vivarium...

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank CedricTrotter
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Support and save the exotic reptiles”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Vivarium is a non-profit that works to save and maintain exotic reptiles, often those found abandoned or smuggled. They have a really good collection of LIVE lizards, snakes and other zoological wonders and the place is run entirley by volunteers and on donations. Don't be put off by the pot-holey access road, and the front door that gives the impression that they are closed - they're not! They stay open 365/365...and once you are inside, you are in for a treat...beautiful creatures! You can watch some being fed also. A great visit for kids, obviously, but adults will find it just as fascinating. Your visit helps to keep this place running.

Visited December 2013
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