Spider Pavilion and Nature Gardens are open. The indoor museum remains closed. Advanced timed-tickets are required. Learn how to visit safely.

Spider Pavilion

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

General Info

- $6 per person
Free for Members

We are excited to offer tickets to our outdoor Spider Pavilion. Enter through our North Entrance and enjoy a stroll through our Nature Gardens on the way to the Spider Pavilion. 

A limited number of guests will be allowed inside the Pavilion during each reservation time slot to allow for physical distancing and ensure a safe environment for you, our guests, and our staff. Members and other guests are required to reserve all tickets in advance for the Spider Pavilion, as well as parking in the NHM Car Park.

Member Preview Days: Thursday–Saturday, October 22–24

General Public Tickets Starting: Sunday, October 25

Special Member Only Hours: 9:40 am–11 am (Starting October 25)

General Hours: 11:20 am–5 pm (Starting October 25)

We are offering a first look and special hours to our Members and invited community partners. Interested in becoming a Member? Click here to learn more about Membership levels and benefits.


brown spider in its web
Golden Silk Spider in its web against a green background of foliage

A golden silk spider

A spider hanging upside down from the center of its web

A spider hanging from its web.

large spider in a web

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A golden silk spider

A spider hanging from its web.


  • See a variety of spectacular webs—including those of the garden spider, which can range up to three meters in diameter.
  • 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 team of professional animal keepers 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.