The “not-so itsy bitsy” Spider House

Open for the Season.

FREE with Zoo Admission during regular hours. Our butterflies have flown and our flight house has gone through a “metamorphosis” transforming into a 1,000 sq ft. walk-through, free crawling Spider House! Come view the intricate and beautiful webs these beneficial arachnids weave. Get an upclose look at vibrant spiders as you walk alongside them!

Try our special guided spider tour during the Boo at the Zoo Free with Halloween admission!

Hours

Monday – Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closes early to prepare for Boo at the Zoo)
Reopens at 5 p.m. on Halloween party nights

Exhibit and all activities subject to the cooperation of animals, weather, and Zoo maintenance.

List of Species

 

Golden Garden Spider

Argiope aurantia

 

 

Orb Weavers

Neoscona crucifera

 

Banded garden spider

Argiope trifasciata

 

 

Fun Spider Facts:

  • Spiders are arachnids, not insects.
  • Spiders have 8 legs while insects have 6.
  • Spiders are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
  • There are around 40,000 different species of spider.
  • Most spiders make silk which they use to create spider webs and capture prey.
  • Abandoned spider webs are called cobwebs.