JUNE 16, 2018 TO JANUARY 6, 2019

Ignite your curiosity. Conquer your fears.

Get up close and personal with one of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.


Spiders are one of the most remarkable animals on the planet! They spin webs, dance, swim, and even grow back lost limbs. Entangle yourself in the world of spiders when you come face-to-face with nearly 400 amazing live and preserved arachnids in Spiders: Fear & Fascination.

Experience a web of hands-on interactives, incredible augmented reality, challenge a peacock spider to a dance-off, explore a recreated spider cave, and more! Get up close to the world of arachnids like never before with the ROM Spider Lab. See daily live specimen demonstrations – including venom milking – from our team of expert Spider Wranglers.

Spider Lab Schedule*

Weekdays between 10:30 AM-4:00 PM
Weekends between 10:30 AM-5:00 PM

*Spider Lab times are subject to change. Daily schedule available on site.

Visit https://www.rom.on.ca/en/spiders for more information.

Location: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park