january, 2019

19jan(jan 19)10:00 am14apr(apr 14)5:00 pmSpiders Alive!

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Event Details

We’ve invited spiders and their arthropod friends to crawl on over for a visit this winter.

Explore amazing adaptations and behaviours of spiders and other many-legged creatures in two interactive exhibits and daily programs for all ages.

In Spiders Alive!, visitors can explore spider anatomy and evolutionary history, learn about their signature traits — venom and silk-making — and be surprised by little-known defense mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live arachnids representing approximately 17 species, the exhibition includes larger-than-life models of spiders, a climbable spider model 50 times life size, and a rare 100-million-year-old fossil of a spider in limestone.

 Included in your General Admission or Membership

Time

January 19 (Saturday) 10:00 am - April 14 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

Royal Botanical Gardens

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