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Spiders Alive!

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Add to Calendar 04-07-2014 02-11-2014 15 Spiders Alive! Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more. In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing approximately 20 species-including the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the western black widow; and the fishing spider-the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Visitors will also be able to learn about spiders' key characteristics; where spiders are found; how they are adapted to their environment; the roles they play in their ecosystems; and how scientists study spiders. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=166537 The American Museum of Natural History true DD/MM/YYYY

July 04, 2014 through November 02, 2014
Daily through Nov. 2. 10am-5:45 pm
The American Museum of Natural History
Upper West Side
All Ages
General admission plus all special exhibitions: $35; $28 seniors and students; $22 for child ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2
Description: Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more.

In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing approximately 20 species-including the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the western black widow; and the fishing spider-the exhibition features larger-than-life models, videos, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close.

Visitors will also be able to learn about spiders' key characteristics; where spiders are found; how they are adapted to their environment; the roles they play in their ecosystems; and how scientists study spiders.

Address: 200 Central Park West
Upper West Side, NY
Phone: 212-769-5100
Website: amnh.org

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