Spiders Alive!

what will you find? 


Spiders Alive!

On exhibit October 5, 2019 - January 12, 2020  

Explore this exciting eight-legged exhibit with 17 species of live spiders from around the world. 

Tickets on sale soon.


Visitors to Spiders Alive!  will
  • Learn about spiders’ anatomy and signature traits, like venom and silk-making.
  • Discover little-known defense mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making.
  • Climb on a spider model that’s 50x larger than its life-sized counterpart!
  • See a rare 100-million-year-old fossil of a spider in limestone. 
  • And more!
Dates to watch for

spider tanksTickets on sale soon.

Hidden MPM: Spiders - Saturdays, October and November

Add this special tour onto your visit for $4 non members or  $2 members, Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Member Preview Night - October 4, 2019

Members experience Spiders Alive! first. Register to join us for special programming and activities from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Mystery at MPM - October 11, 2019

Spend an adults-only night exploring the creepy and mysterious side of MPM as you put your sleuthing skills to the test! Solve diabolical riddles, interview shady characters, and gather tips to aid your investigation. Invite your friends and prepare for a night of tricks & treats, and general mayhem! Cash bar available. Tickets on sale soon.

families in exhibitScience on Tap - October 17, 2019

Cheryl Hayashi from the American Museum of Natural History  discusses the magnificence of spider silks. 

Creepy-Crawly Overnight - November 8, 2019

Families and groups with children age 6 to 12 are invited to put on their PJs and experience MPM under the cover of darkness! Get up close and personal with the creepy crawlies that call MPM home, visit the Spiders exhibit, catch a thrilling show in our six-story Dome Theater, and then guide your group through exhibits on a flashlight exploration. Tickets on sale soon.

Spiders Alive! is owned and managed by Peeling Productions in Allenwood, PA. The exhibition was originally created by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.