Perhaps the most unusual museum in Samara is the Museum of Frogs. It has no equivalent in Russia and there are only three such museums in the world: in Switzerland, Croatia, and, respectively, in Samara. Moreover, our museum differs favorably from the other ones. For example, there is a collection of 100 dried frogs on display in Estavayer -Le-Lac, Switzerland. I think this is a spectacle for an amateur! The Samara frogs are a completely different matter. Some of them are soft, they are made from rubber, glass, paper, and metal and are very kind and positive. These frogs are mostly fairy-tale characters; those who helped Pinocchio and Ivan Tsarevich, and many other fairy-tale characters. “My younger sister Ekaterina has been collecting frogs since her childhood,” says the director of the museum, Marina Tarasova. “It all started with a baby rattle, then people gave us frogs as a gift, brought from different countries”.
Over time, it became clear that the collection should be displayed somewhere. They started with a room, and then the museum appeared. We are not talking about any dried-up biological species of frogs here. In addition, the Museum of Frogs has a “hand-made” workshop, where your child can learn how to make funny animals from beads, fabric, and wool.