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Florida Museum of Natural History Spiders Alive! Exhibit Opening Day

  • When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 am -  4:30 pm
  • Location: Florida Museum of Natural History 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Cost: $8 adults | $7.50 Fla. residents, seniors & non-UF college students | $5.50 ages 3-17 | FREE for UF students & Museum members.

Take an eight-legged walk on the wild side with Spiders Alive! This exciting exhibit dives into the world of spiders, scorpions and their relatives with more than a dozen LIVE species from around the world on display. Discover the unique traits and characteristics of this diverse group of animals at this interactive, family-friendly experience!

EXHIBIT Spiders Alive!
Exhibit On Display: January 28-September 4, 2023

Live arachnids (spiders) highlight the ecological importance of these animals that include black widows, orb weavers and bird eaters. Large touchable models reveal more about spider anatomy and their differences from insects while rare fossils display species from the past, including one that’s 100 million years old. Videos showcase a variety of unique animal behaviors, such as a diving bell spider living underwater and a southern black widow spinning silk. Separate fact from myth and learn about ancient spiders, conservation, venom and more.