July 11 – November 15

Discovery Science Place Annex

Exhibit tickets on-sale now!

DSP members receive a discount!

Standard Admission price: $5/guest
DSP Member Admission price: $3/guest
Under age 2: FREE

Guests may visit “The Art and Science of Arachnids” w/out purchasing admission to the main museum if they choose. All guests must check-in at the main museum front desk before visiting Arachnids. Arachnids will follow the same hours as the main museum, and all standard DSP COVID-19 policies are in effect.

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


We’re bringing a WHOLE lot more hands
to your hands-on science museum!

The Art and Science of Arachnids