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!
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.
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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.
Members get special access to the Spider Pavilion on September 13 and 14 before the public opening and receive free admission for the rest of exhibition.
This exhibition includes live animals. Did 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.