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Spider Spectacle

Saturday, February 10, 2024 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Spiders from Fear to Fascination Special Exhibit Hall

Get tangled in our web as we celebrate the grand opening of Spiders — From Fear to Fascination! Get in-spidered and join us for a fascinating weekend of family fun complete with Fernbank’s eight-legged arachnid ambassador, themed crafts and engineering challenges!


Build A Spider
Get creative and build your own arachnid.

Under the Microscope
Zoom in and see our coolest insects under the microscope.

Spider Encounter
Our Spidey-senses are tingling! Get up –close –and personal with our tarantula animal ambassador.

Create a Web
Design a colorful web for your favorite spider friend.

Spider Crowns
Get your creativity on and make your very own spider crown.

Spider Web Engineering Challenge
Can you build a web better than a spider? Test your engineering skills here.

Spider Hopscotch |Terrace, Lower Level
Test your jumping skills as you make your way through an elaborate web… but don’t tread on the threads!

*Activities are offered in the Great Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All activities are subject to change without notice.    

“Spider Spectacle” is sponsored by

Cost: Included with general admission. Members FREE. 

Parking is limited at Fernbank and may not be available. Please be prepared to potentially park offsite and walk, or to use ride share. Please see the map below for directions additional parking locations: