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Spiders – The Exhibition

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the exhibition be on?
A: 6 December 2019 – 4 May 2020

Q: What is the exhibition about?
A: In this interactive exhibition, guests can learn all about spiders taking them from one of the most feared to the most fascinating. You can encounter spider specimens (both live and preserved) and see leading research completed by Queensland Museum Scientists. Visit our exhibition page to learn more.

Q: How can I buy tickets?

A: You can pre-purchase your tickets online to skip the queue. You can book tickets through Q-Tix. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from our sales desk on level 2 of Queensland Museum. 

Q: What is the structure of the exhibition?
A: The exhibition is located on level 3 and you can enter daily from 9:40am until 5pm. Last ticket sales are 4pm.

Visitor Information

  • Please be aware that there are live spiders are on display in the exhibition.
  • All tickets purchased are for entry on the day of purchase. You can enter as many times as you like on the day of entry. Please note that during peak periods, you may have to queue for re-entry.
  • Children under 5 are free
  • Large bags, food & drink cannot be taken into the exhibition
  • No Flash photography

Q: When are the Museum’s opening hours for the duration of the exhibition?
A: The Museum is open daily from 9.30am - 5pm. Excluding Christmas Day, Boxing  Day and Good Friday. Open from 1.30pm Anzac Day. 

Q: What ages is the exhibit suitable for?
A: Generally this exhibition is suitable for kids aged 5 years and over. There is an children’s activity area included that younger leaners might also enjoy.

Q: How long should I allow for my visit? 
A: 1 hour on average.

Q: Will I be asked to leave if I stay in the exhibition for a long period? 
A: No. You can come and go as much as you like on the day your ticket is stamped. Please note that during peak periods, you may have to queue for re-entry.

Q: Can I get a pass out or use my ticket to re-enter the exhibit? 
A: Yes, you will be able to visit the exhibition throughout the day you visit. Please note, your ticket will no longer be valid after the day of your first visit. Please note that during peak periods, you may have to queue for re-entry.

Q: Can I take in a pram? What items are not allowed in the exhibition? 
A: Yes, however we ask that people be aware that there is limited room for prams.

  • No large bags
  • No eating and drinking
  • No motorcycle helmets

Q: Can I take photos inside the exhibition? 
A: Yes but to protect the spiders and for the comfort of other visitors please do not use your flash. 

Q: Do you have guides and tours within the exhibition? Do you offer audio devices to explain the exhibition?
A: There will be daily public programs featuring live spiders. If visitors require individual assistance, for example, auslan interpretation, please let our staff know at information or phone to arrange an interpreter. 

Apologies, we do not offer audio devices at this present time. There will be large printed books of exhibition text available upon request at the exhibition entry. 

Q: I have difficulty reading the exhibition text in low light. 
A: Large print books are available for the exhibition to assist visitors who may have difficulty reading. Please contact our friendly staff for further information.

Q: Is the exhibit wheelchair friendly? 
A: Yes, please contact our friendly staff for further information.

Q: Is there seating within the exhibition?
A: Yes, there is limited seating available in the exhibition.

Q: Is the exhibition available in other languages?
A: No