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Spiders – From Fear to Fascination

On view Feb. 10 – May 5, 2024*

Come eye-to-eyes with over 250 real and preserved spider specimens in Spiders — From Fear to Fascination. Explore interactive elements, live and preserved spiders, dioramas, digital displays and more as you crawl your way through the fascinating world of these often-misunderstood arachnids.

Guests will gain a web of knowledge about spider anatomy, reproduction and growth, webs and silk, spider senses, and much more. Using the latest in augmented reality technology to create a fully immersive experience, guests will see what it’s like to walk through hundreds of scattering spiders along a glowing forest floor, compete in a mating dance-off with a jumping peacock spider and more. Live spiders are also displayed throughout the exhibition, giving audiences an opportunity to see spiders that they may not encounter in day-to-day life up close, including the infamously venomous Black Widow.

Exhibit Highlights

  • Over 250 live and preserved spider specimens, including a live black widow, brown recluse, tarantula, huntsman spider and more
  • A test of fang agility
  • Additional information on non-spider arachnids, including scorpions
  • Immersive augmented reality that allows you to hold spiders in your hand, let them crawl across your body and much more.
  • You’ll end up being intrigued by spiders!

Spiders  — From Fear to Fascination is an exhibition created by the Australian Museum and toured internationally by Evergreen Exhibitions

This exhibit is presented in English and Spanish.

*Dates and titles are subject to change.