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Official Website:Orb-Weavers: Web Masters of the Spider World
Location:26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
Dates:Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018
Hours:Daily, 9:00am-5:00pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below

The familiar spiral web of orb-weaving spiders is simultaneously a key evolutionary milestone, an engineering marvel, and a work of art.

Surprising new research suggests that this seemingly complex design has been repurposed, and may even have been wholly reinvented in different spider groups, over 140 million years of evolution.

Combining specimens from the Harvard collection, stunning photography, and multimedia technology, Orb-Weavers: Masters of the Spider World is a small, special exhibit in the Arthropods Gallery that will examine the evolution of the orb web and explore how capture strategies used by its arachnid builders have shaped web design.


$12 for Adults, $10 for Students with I.D., $10 for Seniors 65+, $8 for Children 3-18, Free for Children under 3


26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 map

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