Terrified of all spiders, big and small? Queensland Museum’s terrifying new exhibition might not be for you then. Come Friday 6 December, they’re being overrun by a horde of arachnids for ‘Spiders: The Exhibition.’
Over 200 spider specimens will be on display at the five-month long exhibition, as well as 12 live spiders to get up close and personal with, including tarantulas, funnel-webs, redbacks and giant water spiders. Leave your Mortein at home though, these guys will be safely behind (hopefully very thick) glass.
As well as being able to ogle spiders without any fear of their eight scuttling legs, you’ll also be able to challenge a peacock spider to a dance-off, ‘hold’ a virtual wolf spider in your hand, take a peek into the insides of a spider using 3D scanning technology and step into the web of a net-casting spider for a photo.
And if you want to check out the exhibition without having to pretend to be brave in front of small children, keep an eye out for the 18+ After Dark sessions being planned—a wine in your hand will no doubt help keep the nightmares at bay.