Explore an immersive and amusing space that reveals the secrets —and the lighter side— of these enigmatic critters through interactive games, augmented reality, hundreds of preserved specimens, and over a dozen living species.

Get up close and personal with fascinating arachnids like the fishing spider that walks on water and the ogre faced spider that catches prey by… throwing a web! Learn to wiggle and dance just like a peacock spider trying to attract a mate. Discover how spiders detect danger (and dinner!) by the amount of vibrations they detect on their web. Chase away virtual spiders scrambling under your feet as you explore the remarkable lair of the cave-dwelling spiders. You can even colour in your very own spider and watch it come to life on a giant screen.

An exhibition developed by the Australian Museum & toured internationally by Flying Fish.

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From April 18 to September 2, 2019

Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weekend: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Please consult the Science Centre website for the rates.