boy and girl climb on large tarantula statue at spiders alive exhibit at the florida museum gainesville
crowd in large exhibit with web and spider on ceiling at spiders alive exhibit at the florida museum gainesville
boy and girl look at terrarium at spiders alive exhibit at the florida museum gainesville
families looking at displays at spiders alive exhibit at the florida museum gainesville
girl watches film about spiders at spiders alive exhibit at the florida museum gainesville

Overview

Take an eight-legged walk on the wild side with Spiders Alive! This exciting exhibit at University Of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville dives into the world of spiders, scorpions and their relatives with more than a dozen LIVE species on display. Discover the unique traits and characteristics of this diverse group of animals at this interactive, family-friendly experience!

Spiders and their relatives highlight the ecological importance of these animals that include black widows, orb weavers and scorpions. Large touchable models reveal more about spider anatomy and their differences from insects while rare fossils — including one that’s 100 million years old — display species from the past. Videos showcase a variety of unique animal behaviors, such as a diving bell spider living under water and a southern black widow spinning silk. Separate fact from myth and learn about ancient spiders, conservation, venom and more.

Admission:

  • $8 for adults
  • $7.50 for Fla. residents, seniors & non-UF college students
  • $5.50 for children ages 3-17
  • Free for UF students with valid Gator 1 card, Museum members and children 2 and under

Please contact Florida Museum of Natural History directly for current hours and pricing. Check out our See & Do Page for other fun things to do in Florida and our Deals Page for offers and coupons for Florida attractions, restaurants, shops and more.

Phone:
(352) 846-2000