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Chilean Rose Tarantula in Hand

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About the Exhibition

Discover some of the planet's most versatile animals in a new exhibit that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, and more.

Norm Platnick

Meet the Curator

Dr. Platnick’s research focuses on the spider family Oonopidae, the goblin spiders. He leads a National Science Foundation-funded Planetary Biodiversity Inventory project with more than 45 arachnologists in 12 countries. 

Gooty sapphire spider


Spiders: True or False?

Which came first: spiders or dinosaurs? Do all spiders make webs? Are all spiders poisonous? Test your knowledge and find out more.

Spiders Alive!

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