American Museum of Natural History- New Exhibit

 The Amazing World of Spiders

We all know the eensey-weensey spider went down the water spout. But for a lot of us, that’s about all we know about spiders. They’re around. They spin webs. They have a lot of legs and make some people shriek.
A big new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History goes way on in to the spider story, with the fishing spider and the golden orb-web spider and the goliath bird eater spider – a spider as big as your hand. It’s got the story of spider venom and spider silk – stronger than steel! – and why we need spiders.
This hour, On Point: the amazing world of spiders.
- Tom Ashbrook

Norman Platnick, curator of the American Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit, Spiders Alive!