Spiders: Fear & Fascination

June 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019


Free for ROM Members

From spinning webs, dancing, swimming, to even losing a limb and growing it back, spiders are one of the most amazing animals on the planet! Spiders: Fear & Fascination will bring you face-to-face with over 200 live and preserved specimens, interactive and augmented reality experiences, and even a live venom-milking lab. Ignite your curiosity, conquer your fear, and see spiders in a whole new light.

Exhibition Partners

An exhibition developed by the Australian Museum & toured internationally by Flying Fish


Comment by Diane McIntyre

Please let me know the scheduled duration of the "Spiders" exhibit. I only find the opening date of June 16/2018. Is this the members opening date or that of the public?

Comment by Lead Concierge

Hello Diane,
The Spiders Exhibition will open to the public on Saturday June 16 and will be at the ROM for several months. 
Information on the Members Preview will be released closer to the opening of the exhibition. Please stay tune to our Member eNewsletters.


Comment by Lila

Wow, looking forward to taking my little one to check this out and hopefully he will conquer his fear of spiders. I must say, having the membership is so worth it! So much to learn for both kids and adults without having to worry about paying extra all the time :)

Comment by Sandy Robins-Chapman

In general your exhibitions are very well done. I am hoping you will allow photography in this one.

Thanks in advance. I certainly enjoyed photographing in the Victoria B.C. Bug Museum.

Looking forward to this one.