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SPIDERS – FROM FEAR TO FASCINATION is a face-to-face interactive encounter that includes over 250 real spider specimens including Black Widows, Brown Recluses, and Giant Water spiders – some live! Interactives allow visitors to engage in full body experiences that involve competing in a mating ritual with a dancing Peacock spider; hold a virtual spider in their hand; feel web vibrations; and search for spiders in their backyard. This combination of immersion and information showcases the latest science that gives visitors an up-close glimpse into the fascinating world of spiders.

Thematic Areas:

  • What are spiders?
  • Where are spiders?
  • Reproduction & growth
  • Sensing their world
  • Diet, jaws, & venom
  • Webs & Silk
  • Spiders & us


  • Over 250 real specimens and live spiders
  • Augmented reality experiences
  • Interactives, models and dioramas
  • Interviews with prominent spider scientists

SPIDERS – FROM FEAR TO FASCINATION is an exhibition created by the Australian Museum, Sydney, and toured internationally by Evergreen Exhibitions and The Exhibitions Agency. (Approx size c.450 – 800m2).