Spider Pavilion

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

A really close up portrait of a beautiful green Lynx Spider against a pink background

General Info

This exhibition is seasonal and will open in Fall 2019.

Our seasonal Spider Pavilion (only on view in the fall) is a one-of-a-kind experience! Walk through an open-air pavilion and marvel at these shy and fragile creatures. The spiders are out in the open, but they rarely leave their magnificent webs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get a glimpse inside spiders’ private lives!

Adult and child walking along path in Spider Pavilion

Walking along a path inside the Spider Pavilion.

A spider hanging upside down from the center of its web

A spider hanging from its web.

Group of people with a guide looking at spiders inside the Pavilion

Looking at spiders inside the Pavilion.

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

A golden silk spider in its web.

A person looking at a tarantula inside its terrarium

Looking at a tarantula inside its terrarium.

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Walking along a path inside the Spider Pavilion.

A spider hanging from its web.

Looking at spiders inside the Pavilion.

A golden silk spider in its web.

Looking at a tarantula inside its terrarium.

ALONG THE WAY, YOU'LL:

  • 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.

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.