Above and Beyond

Spiders – From Fear to Fascination

Created by the Australian Museum and now touring internationally by Evergreen Exhibitions

A face-to-face interactive encounter that includes more than 250 real spider specimens including Black Widows, Brown Recluses, and Giant Water spiders–some live! Interactives allow visitors to engage in full-body experiences that involve competing in a mating ritual with a dancing Peacock spider, holding a virtual spider in their hand, feeling web vibrations, and searching for spiders in their backyard. This combination of immersion and information showcases the latest science that gives visitors an up-close glimpse into the fascinating world of spiders.

Thematic Areas:

  • What Are Spiders?
  • Where Are Spiders?
  • Reproduction & Growth
  • Sensing Their World
  • Diet, Jaws, & Venom
  • Webs & Silk
  • Spiders & Us


  • More than 250 real specimens and live spiders
  • Augmented reality experiences
  • Interactives, models, and dioramas
  • Interviews with prominent spider scientists

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Exhibit Details:

  • Exhibit size: 5,000 – 7,500 square feet
  • Target audience: families, students
  • Available Spring, Summer, Fall

Premiere Venue:

The exhibition debuted at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

North American appearances:

  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Montreal Science Centre
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Atlanta
  • The Witte Museum, San Antonio

To learn more about Spiders – From Fear to Fascination:

U.S. Sales
Christi Klingelhefer

Anne Kinsey

International Sales
Antonia Spanos
+44 (0) 7966 139 867

Additional information about the exhibition can also be
found at australian.museum/touring