More at the Museum
Goblin Spiders in Picturing Science
Museum researchers use a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to view goblin spiders in minute detail. This detailed study allowed Museum Curator Emeritus Norman Platnick and scientific assistant Nadine Dupérré to define two new genera, or groups, of spiders: Niarchos and Scaphios. See these and other striking images from current Museum research across all scientific divisions, from Anthropology to Vertebrate Zoology, in Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, on view through June 2013 in the Akeley Gallery.
Adventures in Science Camps and Workshops
Explore the exciting world of these fascinating eight-legged animals. See tarantulas up close, investigate the strength of spider silk, and find out how spiders inspire robotics engineers in the Adventures in Science Spiders Alive camps for students from pre-K to grade 5. Each camp will also include behind-the-scenes tours of the exhibition. Learn more about camps for children entering pre-K through grade 2 or for students in grades 3 to 5. Call 212-313-7893 for more information.