Exhibit Press Kit
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 on display. Discover the unique traits and characteristics of this diverse group of animals at this interactive, family-friendly experience!
Spiders and their relatives highlight the ecological importance of these animals that include black widows, orb weavers and scorpions. Large touchable models reveal more about spider anatomy and their differences from insects while rare fossils — including one that’s 100 million years old — display species from the past. Videos showcase a variety of unique animal behaviors, such as a diving bell spider living under water and a southern black widow spinning silk. Separate fact from myth and learn about ancient spiders, conservation, venom and more.
- $8 for adults
- $7.50 for Fla. residents, seniors & non-UF college students
- $5.50 for children ages 3-17
- Free for UF students with valid Gator 1 card, Museum members and children 2 and under
High resolution versions of each image with captions are available for download below.
“Spiders Alive!” is owned and operated by Peeling Productions, and produced by the American Museum of Natural History and sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County, University of Florida Student Government and the Florida Division of Arts and Culture. Original version of the photo used in the featured image is by Jan Rozehnal, used under CC BY.