Arthropods are the largest animal phylum and encompass about 85% of all known animals in the world.
Arthropods are all around you every day, even in the cold winter, including spiders, centipedes, mites, ticks, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crayfish, krill, barnacles and scorpions. These invertebrates typically have a segmented body, jointed limbs and an outer shell that molts.
Don't miss a chance to:
Investigate arthropod specimens under a microscope
Touch a horseshoe crab
See live cockroach or caterpillar races
Make a bug hat to take home
Learn about beekeeping and see live bees on display
Get an up-close look some fascinating tarantulas
Join the I Ate a Bug Club
And much more!
Arthropod Day is included with Museum admission.