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Spider Primer

Spider Primer

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

Tags: Spiders

New Scorplings in Spiders Alive

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

Spiders Alive! Returns July 4

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

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