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Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close takes the visitor on a journey of scientific discovery, presenting tarantulas in a new light. Focusing on the diverse and natural beauty of these incredible animals, the exhibit provides a uniquely engaging educational experience.

Eight Legged Beasts

Tarantulas have a reputation that precedes them - a reputation of being the biggest, the baddest, and most fearsome of all spiders. Hairy, fast, scary - sure, there's some truth behind the rumors. But would you ever guess that these supposedly fierce giants of the spider world would much rather run and hide than stay fight?

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Colorful graphics showcase the natural history and fascinating facts of tarantulas are displayed alongside a stunning array of live tarantulas, giving visitors an up close and personal view of their hidden world.

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