Shortcut Navigation:

On Exhibit posts

Wolf spider (Hogna antelucana)

Spider Primer

Scientists have identified more than 44,500 spider species so far (for comparison, there are about 6,000 mammal species). 

Tags: Spiders

Emperor Scorpion

New Scorplings in Spiders Alive

When Spiders Alive! returns to the Museum this Friday, July 4 —two years after the exhibition’s debut—for some of the featured arachnids, it won’t be a question of coming back. As it turns out, they never left—and some have even multiplied. 

Tags: Spiders

Chilean Rose Tarantula in Hand

Spiders Alive! Returns July 4

These incredibly versatile animals inhabit every continent except Antarctica—and can survive in environments that range from deserts to rain forests to crowded cities. Discover the fascinating world of arachnids when the live-animal exhibit Spiders Alive! returns to the Museum on July 4.

Tags: Spiders, invertebrate zoology


American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Maps and Directions

Enlighten Your Inbox

Stay informed about Museum news and research, events, and more!