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15 December 2018 – 28 April 2019

Header image: Peacock Spider. Photo © Jürgen Otto

Creeping into MAGNT is an exciting exhibition that will give you an eight-eyed insight into the amazing world of spiders.


Spiders features fascinating exhibits and interactive displays, along with live spiders and nearly 200 additional specimens that will inspire curiosity about the natural world and give a sense of wonder about the animals themselves. The facts and myths about spiders will amaze you!


Come face to face with live arachnids like tarantulas, giant water spiders and deadly funnel-webs and redbacks. Explore all aspects of a spider’s life from their jaws, venom and nutrition to their reproduction and growth in different habitats.


Ever wondered how spiders see the world with multiple eyes? Do they see in colour? How does a spider make silk? And why do peacock spiders dance?


In this exhibition, jointly developed by the Australian Museum and Questacon – The National Science & Technology Centre, those questions and more will be answered through fully immersive interactive exhibits. You can ‘hold’ a virtual wolf spider in your hand or maybe you’d prefer to challenge a colourful peacock spider to a dance-off! Bravely step into the web of a net-casting spider to get your photo taken or peer into the insides of a spider using 3D scanning technology.


Ideal for all ages. Admission fees apply.

Spiders Zookeeper Talks
10.30am Wednesday to Sunday 

Adult - $16

Concession - $12

*Child - $6

*(ages 5 – 15 with an accompanying adult)


15 Dec 2018 - 28 Apr 2019

10:00am - 5:00pm

Every day


Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday


Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am

Bookings essential

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An exhibition developed & toured by the Australian Museum & Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre



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