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Take an eight-legged walk on the wild side with Spiders Alive! This exciting exhibit dives into the world of spiders, scorpions and their relatives with more than a dozen LIVE species from around the world on display. Discover the unique traits and characteristics of this diverse group of animals at this interactive, family-friendly experience!

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Exhibit Opens Jan. 28, 2023

Join us for a special member preview event for the Spiders Alive! exhibition! In her family-friendly talk, arachnologist (scientist who studies spiders) Dr. Lisa Taylor will discuss the extravagant and brilliantly colored displays that animals such as jumping spiders use to attract, impress, and deceive each other. Brush up on your spider knowledge before the event with these free coloring books Dr. Taylor’s lab created!

Light refreshments will be served.

This event is for Museum members only!

Invitation and RSVP information will be emailed in January.

RSVP is required by Friday, Jan. 20.

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6:30 p.m.
Doors open

6:45 p.m.
Talk by Dr. Lisa Taylor, UF Department of Entomology and Nematology:
“How to Charm a Cannibalistic Mate: Insights from the Colorful Courtship Displays of Jumping Spiders”

7:20-8 p.m.
Explore the exhibit!

Cover photo courtesy of Peeling Productions


Name: Kara Schwartz, Florida Museum

Phone: 352-273-2047

Email: rsvp@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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