Did you know that there are roughly 900 species of tarantulas? Or that these arachnids live in habitats ranging from rainforest treetops to arid deserts? Learn about these facts and many more at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University’s newest exhibit.
On January 30, ANSP opens Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close, a brand new interactive exhibit that puts visitors head-to-head with nearly 20 species of live tarantulas.
This exhibit sheds new light on these fascinating eight-legged creatures, unveiling the hidden world in which tarantulas live. Engaging videos, bright graphics and entertaining activities appeal to visitors of all ages.
Kids can participate in fun games like a themed scavenger hunt or play dress up, all while learning about science.
As a special treat, at 11:45 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday, the museum’s official tarantula keepers will take an arachnid out of its enclosure and lead an exciting, spider-related discussion.
Access to Tarantulas costs $5 per person, in addition to the cost of general admission ($17.95 for adults; $14.95 for seniors, students and military; $13.95 for kids). Tickets are available online now. This exhibit closes on Monday, May 30.