Spiders Alive!

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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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