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The Spider Pavilion has closed for the season.
Face your fears and head to the Natural History Museum’s Spider Pavilion, where you can observe several hundred orbweaver spiders in a living exhibit just outside of the museum. Scared the spiders might be hard to spot in the wild? Fret not. In previous iterations we’ve spotted ones about the size of an adult’s palm. Gulp. (But don’t worry: The scariest ones are in enclosed habitats.)
Reservations (which go on sale October 14) are required to visit this year, and they also include access to the nature gardens (currently the only portion of the museum that’s open). Note that the capacity of the pavilion is limited, face coverings are required and many paths will be one-way to ensure physical distancing.