Anyone planning on seeing "Spiders Alive"

Philth

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I hope I find some time to check it out, not that I think they will have anything that I haven't seen or owned lol. Regardless the AMNH is awesome regardless if there is a spider display or not.

Later, Tom
 

tarcan

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Amanda and I are trying to see if we can go down and check it out. Like Tom said, as far as Ts go, I am sure we will not be "surprised" but I am more curious to see everything else for the other arachnid orders and even other spiders!
 

findi

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Hi All,

I was there for member's preview on Friday; well done. Not designed to show rarely seen species, but some interesting animals none-the-less. All very visible, webs as well. Nice movie and photos, very kid friendly LOU BEND.jpg as you can see from photo of my little nephew, he enjoyed immensely. A friend in the Entomology Dept. there took me behind the scenes as well, which is always a thrill.

Perhaps you'll enjoy:

Hunting Huntsman Spiders in the Bronx

NY TImes review

Best, Frank
 

S2000

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Bleh, $19 to see tarantulas I already own and a 10 minute "presentation" consisting of a guy pokin' a rose hair and emperor scorpion. The exhibit was interesting albeit small and best suited for kids, not adults. I visited yesterday (9/10) on a whim after boarding the train not realizing I didn't have work that day :(

I have crappy cell phone pics but I doubt anyone wants to see them lol.
 

Kazaam

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Such things make me sad, there's always a bunch of kids poking the enclosures with their filthy hands to make the spiders move.
 

findi

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Hi, thanks for the feedback. Actually, the museum's spider exhibit is very well-controlled; visitors are let in on a timed basis, only a certain number at a time, according to ticket purchase, security personnel are always present; museum visitors tend to be well-behaved in any event (I've worked at many, and several zoos, over the past 25 years). In earlier times, visitors to the Bx Zoo were very badly behaved; situation is somewhat improved today, but not ideal. Security is tight though, and people are corrected or ejected as needed. The most impressive visitors I've ever seen were in Japan - even groups of teenagers behaved wonderfully, and so exhibits can be designed to allow great views and close contact. Japanese tourists here in the US are unfailingly well-mannered also. Best, Frank
 
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