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The “not-so itsy bitsy” Spider House

FREE with Zoo admission during regular hours until October 29, 2023. 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 of these beneficial arachnids. Get an up close look at vibrant spiders as you walk alongside them!

Try our special guided spider tour during the Boo at the Zoo presented by Meijer Included with Halloween admission!


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

All activities are seasonal and subject to regular Zoo maintenance and the cooperation of weather and animals.

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.