“Spiders Alive!”

Photograph: Roderick MIckens
Mexican red knee spider
American Museum of Natural History, Upper West Side Thursday November 15 2012 10:00 - 22:45
Be thankful that the live specimens featured here are behind glass. We’re not sure what we’d do if we saw a foot-long Goliath bird-eater roaming around Central Park (lucky for us, it’s native to South America). It’s worth getting over your arachnophobia to discover how the creepy crawlers manufacture silk and benefit the globe by controlling insect populations ($25, seniors and students $19, children 2–12 $14.50, children under 2 free).
Venue name: American Museum of Natural History
Contact:
Address: Central Park West at 79th St
New York
10024
Opening hours: Daily 10am–5:45pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: $25, seniors and students $19, children 2–12 $14.50, children under 2 free