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September is for spiders at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Learn about spiders and other arthropods all month long during a special exhibit + the museum’s biggest, buggiest event of the year.

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A visitor gets up close and personal with a Giant Isopod at BugFest

Interact with entomologists and other scientists to learn about arthropods during BugFest.

Photo by Karen Swain/NCMNS

Wondering what a mating dance-off with a peacock spider is like? Or how spiders communicate and weave their webs?

Find out during the September Spiders celebration at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

All month long, the museum is celebrating the fascinating world of arthropods with a wildly interactive and educational spider exhibition, along with the return of BugFest — the museum’s biggest, buggiest event of the year. (Psst... in case you didn’t guess, this year’s spotlight is spiders).

You won’t want to miss these web-tastic, family-friendly events:

  • “Spiders: Fear to Fascination” | Open now through Sunday, Oct. 8 | Meet 250+ live and preserved spiders from around the world, hold virtual spiders, test your fang agility, create your own animated arachnid, and more.
  • BugFest | Saturday, Sept. 16 | Meet more web-slinging friends while exploring 100+ exhibitions, crafts, games, and activities with entomologists and other scientists.

Pro tip: BugFest is free for everyone + Museum Members have free and unlimited admission to the special exhibition.

See the world through spider vision

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