Tarantula Meet and Greet
Saturdays, October 8 – November 19
11 a.m. to Noon
Spiders have often been cast as monsters and villains in the media we consume. They have starred as old-school horror monsters that stomp on buildings, giant demons preventing safe passage and terrifying enemies to defeat in video games. This type-casting of spiders stems from the prevalence of Arachnophobia, or the irrational fear of spiders, in our population. However, spiders are valuable parts of our ecosystem, one of the most sustainable forms of pest control and the vast majority of spiders are harmless to humans. As we learn more about our 8-legged friends, the more we understand and grow to care for them. Come meet our lovely tarantulas, talk to our team and learn more about the misunderstood perception of spiders during this short presentation and Meet and Greet. Included with General Garden Tickets, which are free for Members and up to $15 for non-members.