Live spider exhibition opens at Newcastle Museum

Spiders have taken over Newcastle Museum. The eight-legged creatures have crawled their way into a new exhibition and will creep their way into visitors’ hearts.

“What is not to love about spiders,” expert and Spiders live exhibition officer Kate Blount said.

“They are very misunderstood creatures. There are very few spiders that can actually cause you any harm.

“There are nearly 100,000 different species of spider in the world and each has a really interesting story to tell.

“They are just fascinating little creatures.”

The exhibition, which opens on Saturday, will let visitors get up close and personal with 11 species of live spiders, as well as interactive displays and plenty of information.

Everything from tarantulas and funnel webs, to little net-casting spiders and giant water spider will make Newcastle their home until the exhibition closes on April 29.

The Spiders exhibition is developed and toured by the  Australian Museum and Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.

When: 24 February to 29 April 2018

Where: Newcastle Museum

Cost: Children (3+) $7 Adults $15 Concession $10 Family (2 adults & 2 kids) $35


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