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Spider Pavilion

Walk among spiders and their magnificent webs in this unique, open-air experience.

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General Info

- Member Preview: September 13–14
$10 per person. General Admission also required.
Free for Members. Reservation required.
*Please note that tickets are for 30 minute time slots

This one-of-a-kind seasonal pavilion gives you a rare glimpse into the secret life of spiders. Stroll through the open air pavilion to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you. Then enter the spider den to peer into enclosed habitats that house different species from tarantulas to jumping spiders. Along the way you'll hear amazing stories and get answers to all your arachnid questions from our Museum Educators.  

Grandmother looking up and taking a photograph with her cell phone of a spider in the Spider Pavilion
Closeup of a Green Lynx spider with a green body and black spotted and spiky legs
Family with a Museum Educator in the Spider Pavilion
Child looking at a spider through a magnifying glass in the Spider Pavilion
Gasteracantha spider with black and white spots and orange-red spikes
A family and Museum Educator looking for spiders in the Spider Pavilion
Child in a hat looking at a spider on a web in the Spider Pavilion
Guests looking up at a spider in the Spider Pavilio
Striped spider on a web with a blurry green background

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  • See a variety of spectacular spiders and webs—including those of the garden spider, which can range up to almost ten feet in diameter. View our 2023 Spider Pavilion Guide in English or Spanish.
  • Talk to educators about the natural pest control that spiders provide.
  • Peer through the glass into enclosed habitats that are home to tarantulas, wolf spiders, and jumping spider.

Members receive free admission.

This exhibition includes live animalsDid you know the Museum has a professional animal care team on site 365 days a year? They take excellent care of all animals on exhibit at the Museum, utilizing the natural history expertise of our scientists as well as our veterinarian, who advises on any medical and nutritional needs. Because even a frog needs a doctor sometimes.


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