Milwaukee Event Calendar

Spiders Alive! at MPM

Oct. 5, 2019 - Jan. 12, 2020

Explore this exciting eight-legged exhibit with 17 species of live spiders from around the world. Learn about spiders’ anatomy and signature traits, like venom and silk-making.Discover little-known defense mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making.Climb on a spider model that’s 50x larger than its life-sized counterpart!See a rare 100-million-year-old fossil of a spider in limestone. And more!

Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Venue Description:
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a museum of human and natural history that interprets the world's culture and natural heritage through collections, research, education and exhibits. Created in 1882, the museum has many interesting exhibits such as The Streets of Old Milwaukee, The Living Oceans, The Rain Forest and Butterflies Alive. Visit the museum's Web site for hours, admission fees and more specific information on the exhibits and special attractions.

Recent story about Spiders Alive! at MPM


Nightmare on Wells Street: Spiders invade Milwaukee Public Museum

Published Oct. 18, 2019

Call it a Nightmare on Wells Street. But, if you're even the slightest of arachnophobes, take comfort in the fact that the new "Spiders Alive!" exhibit now open at Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., doesn't take inspiration from the museum's butterfly wing.

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