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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 in the Akeley Gallery.

Goblin spider-carapace



Adventures in Science Camps and Workshops

While the summer Spiders camps are filled, you can learn more about future Adventures in Science camps for students from pre-K to grade 5. 

Children look at Spiders in 2012 Spiders Alive

© AMNH/D. Finnin

Call 212-313-7893 for more information or click here.

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