Creepy, or just misunderstood?
There are a lot of people who have a hard time with tarantulas (such as associate editor Chris Urie), which is understandable given what they look like. Huge and hairy with fangs that can be seen with the naked eye also fit the description of the stuff in nightmares. While they may seem scary, the folks at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University would like to show everyone that despite their appearances, tarantulas aren’t bad at all. In fact sometimes they can be docile and companionable creatures who can play an important role in modern medicine.
In the new exhibit Tarantula’s: Alive and Up Close, You’ll gain a new perspective on one of nature’s misunderstood creatures. With a large number of diverse activities designed to educate about tarantulas and demonstrate how fascinating these large arachnids can be. You’ll get the chance to see a stunning array of live tarantulas including the Goliath, a bird eating tarantula which is the largest of the species as well as a few others from the Philadelphia area and around the world.
The exhibit opens on Saturday, January 30th at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and will run every weekend until May 30th. This is an all ages attraction so children and adults alike can come and learn more about tarantulas. Don’t miss out on this limited engagement and the chance to see these amazing members of the animal kingdom.
Tickets available on the Academy’s official website.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103