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Spider pavilion now open at natural history museum

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Do your kids love these creepy crawlers that spin gorgeous webs of silk? Maybe they are just fascinated by them but don't want to get too close. Or maybe they are just like me and want nothing to do with them. If you and your kids fall into the first two categories, then the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum may be an interesting exhibit for the family to explore.

Just in time for the Halloween season, you can find a marvelous display of live spiders right outside the entrance doors to the main museum. You'll learn amazing facts, and have many myths debunked in an educational environment from September 23, 2012 to November 4, 2012.

Every thirty minutes a small crowd is let in to navigate through the webs. Tickets are sold at the main museum ticket counter and right at the Spider Pavilion itself. $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, $1 for children (4 and under admitted free), museum members are free. These prices would be in addition to a regular Natural History Museum admission if you choose to enter the main museum as well. You can watch the spiders every day from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Tuesday October 4, 2012 (as with the first Tuesday of every month) admission to the main museum is free. Make sure to check out the Gem and Mineral Hall to explore the beautiful wonders that come from inside our amazing planet.

Looking for other discounts? Show a valid Metro Pass or rail ticket for $1.25 off adult admission. Children 2 and under are free. Become a member online with coupon code "Halloween" for 10% savings. Show your EBT card and receive free admission for the whole gang. (Two parents and their children)

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