Check out the reptiles and amphibians of today while looking out over prehistoric reptiles that existed millions of years ago.
The Daniel G. & Carole L. Kamin T. rex Overlook is home to the museum’s main herpetology displays, which feature toads, frogs, salamanders, snakes, lizards, and turtles of Pennsylvania. Learn about what makes these creatures unique, and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of an exciting scene in Dinosaurs in Their Time, where two T. rexes are frozen in battle while a giant pterosaur flies above.
Though Pennsylvania has a temperate climate, it is home to representatives of most reptile and amphibian groups. Four dioramas exhibit examples of animals from our state, including an eastern box turtle, a northern leopard frog, and the venomous copperhead snake.
Meet our Herpetologists
Learn about the Amphibians & Reptiles (Herpetology) Collection at the Museum
The Section of Herpetology maintains a collection of more than 230,000 specimens and ranks at about the ninth largest amphibian and reptile collection in the United States.