Exploration: Spider Pavilion
Friendly Warning: if you don't like spiders or other creepy crawlies, you will not like this post.
A couple of weeks ago, D&L and I went to the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum here in LA. It's a temporary exhibit, and I wasn't sure what to expect. Turns out it's an open-air structure, with walls and ceilings made out of netting...and there are spiders everywhere. Large ones. On their massive webs. Dangling from the ceiling.
We spent the first ten minutes ducking around and swiping at our hair to make sure we hadn't picked up any unwanted hitchhikers, but after being assured by a worker that the spiders were not inclined to drop on to peoples' heads, nor did they care much about biting anyone (although we were warned not to "breathe directly onto them", which I found rather interesting...), we eventually relaxed. We spent a good forty-five minutes walking around the small space, the boys discovering new webs and spiders with each cycle. It was a hit.
They're growin' up so fast.