Just in time for the spooky season, Butterfly Pavilion transforms the zoo into a captivating spider wonderland with the astonishing limited-time exhibition, "Spiders Around the World," October 1–31, 2023. This year’s Halloween-inspired spider collection showcases more than 20 different tarantula species from across the globe such as the Columbian Pumpkin and Sapphire Ornamental tarantulas. Prepare to be mesmerized by these incredible eight- legged creatures as we celebrate their beauty, complexity, and importance in our ecosystem. Event Highlights: Spider Zone: 80-feet of Butterfly Pavilion’s butterfly conservatory will be inhabited with hundreds of free-roaming, orb-weaving spiders. Guests will have the opportunity to walk amongst the spiders and witness the spectacular creatures close-up. Itsy-Bitsy Spiderling Nursery: Visitors have the exciting opportunity to meet the offspring of Rosie! New on display this October, four different spiderling species will delight all ages. Born in Butterfly Pavilion’s laboratory from a unique breeding program, this captivating experience is sure to have visitors crawling with excitement. Last Two Weekends of October Bug-A-Boo Trick-or-Treating: Bug-A-Boo at Butterfly Pavilion has become an annual tradition, especially for families with toddlers who are seeking a new and hassle-free way to enjoy the holiday. The facility is easily walked by kids of all ages and offers parents an ideal opportunity to combine Trick-or-Treating with an educational experience. Spooky After-Hours Flashlight Tours: After the little ones have gone to bed, guests can experience Butterfly Pavilion with a one-of-a-kind, after-hours, guided flashlight tour through four indoor exhibit areas featuring diverse invertebrates at every corner.