Did you know that spiders evolved more than 300 million years ago, long before dinosaurs walked the earth? Or that there are over eight times as many spider species as there are mammal species? We didn’t before today, but we can’t wait to learn even more about these not-so-creepy crawlers at the Spiders Alive! exhibit, happening now at the American Museum of Natural History.
Discover the fascinating and complex world of some of the most versatile animals on the planet in an immersive exhibition that features live spiders, larger-than-life models, fossils, video, and more.
Yup, that’s right. Live spiders! But don’t get your hopes up for a Spiderman-style encounter just yet—museum staff will be the ones presenting these live arachnids (like the Chilean rose hair tarantula, whose venom may prove to be a key ingredient in human medicines) for visitors to see up close.
You can find more info about the exhibit here. Be sure to get yourself to AMNH before the spider fun is done on November 2nd!