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The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Due to the weather, some programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

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Adventures in Science

Spiders: Webs of Wonder (Pre-K/K, Grades 1/2, and Grades 3/4/5)

September 17, 2014 - November 2, 2014

Mexican Red Knee Spider

This stunning tarantula lives mainly on the Pacific coast of Mexico

(c) AMNH/R. Mickens


Explore the diverse world of these fascinating eight-legged animals. See tarantulas up close, examine the strength of spider silk, investigate how spiders inspire robotic engineers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at an array of live arachnids!


Three Sundays: October 19, 26, and November 2 - Sold Out (Waiting List Available)

Time: 11:30am–1pm

Grades 1/2

Three Sundays: October 19, 26, and November 2 - Sold Out (Waiting List Available)

Time: 2–3:30 pm

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Phone: 212-769-5100

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