July 11 – November 15
Discovery Science Place Annex
The Art and Science of Arachnids is a limited-time, family-friendly exhibit that features 100 live arachnids and examines their place in human culture. Visitors will explore human-arachnid connections through hands-on activities like building robots, conducting science experiments, creating their own arachnid art and more.
The exhibit displays 100 live arachnids –the largest such display in North America, including endangered species like the Tiger tarantula and Mexican Red Knee tarantula, alien-looking tailless whip scorpions, and beautiful Peacock tarantulas and Sun Tiger tarantulas. Specimens are featured in three large informative cubicle displays highlighting art, culture, and science.
In addition to hands-on activities and arachnid specimens the exhibit features the beautiful macro-photography work of Julian Kamzol in a fascinating look of arachnids up-close.
This is the first time the Discovery Science Place has featured living creatures as part of a traveling exhibit. This exhibit would appeal most to students ages 4-14 and all interested in biology, nature, and art/culture.
The Discovery Science Place is grateful to the following
sponsors and partners of “The Art and Science of Arachnids”.
Gold Sponsor: The Boylan Foundation
Silver Sponsor: Lisa Kraus and Frank Cabell
Partner Sponsor: Target
Educational Partner: The University of Texas at Tyler
In-Kind Media Sponsor: KLTV Channel 7
In-Kind Media Sponsor: KYTX CBS19
FRIEND SPONSOR: DANA WOODARD