September 14th, 2012
08:00 AM ET

Spiders: Creepy but fascinating

Do spiders send shivers down your spine, or do they pique your curiosity? An exhibition in New York will teach you lots about these creatures.

The American Museum of Natural History exhibit about arachnids is called Spiders Alive!

The exclamation is with good reason, since the spiders really are alive. They're safely ensconced behind glass but alive all the same. I'm not one of those people who gets freaked out by spiders, but even so, there's something inherently creepy about them. Maybe it's those wonderfully sinister names that look like they could be splashed across the title sequence of a B-movie from the 1950s: The Black Widow! The Brown Recluse! Tarantula!



  • Elizabeth Landau
  • Sophia Dengo
    Senior Designer