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Exhibition Highlights

Chilean Rose Tarantula in Hand

About the Exhibition

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more.

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Meet the Curator

Dr. Norm Platnick’s research focuses on the spider family Oonopidae (the goblin spiders).

Gooty sapphire spider

Spiders: True or False?

Which came first: spiders or dinosaurs? Do all spiders make webs? Are all spiders poisonous? Test your knowledge and find out more.

Spiders Alive!

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