Posted on 03 May, 2019 in C4E, Excursions, Students



On Wednesday 23 April the Darwin High Centre for Excellence Science class came face to face with live arachnids like tarantulas, giant water spiders and deadly funnel-webs and redbacks at the museums Spiders Exhibit.

Spiders features fascinating exhibits and interactive displays, along with live spiders and nearly 200 additional specimens that will inspire curiosity about the natural world and give a sense of wonder about the animals themselves.

Students had the opportunity to explore all aspects of a spider’s life from their jaws, venom and nutrition to their reproduction and growth in different habitats.

A jointly developed exhibition by the Australian Museum and Questacon – The National Science & Technology Centre, the interactive exhibit enabled students to n ‘hold’ a virtual wolf spider in their hand and challenge a colourful peacock spider to a dance-off!

The exhibition was enjoyed by everyone, with students commenting:

The spider expedition was exciting and something new for the class. I was very interested and would encourage everyone to go and have a look.
The spider exhibition was absolutely fascinating and showcased very interesting information, detailed diagrams and displays and also had interactive activities which were very enjoyable.
I thought it was an interesting experience, I learned new facts about peacock spiders and funnel webs. 

Get updates

Subscribe to receive our school newsletter. It's spam free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

The Compass App

Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.

© 2016 Darwin High School. CRICOS Provider: Northern Territory Department of Education, CRICOS Provider Number: 00780M, Course Code Intensive English: 048904G, Course Code Senior Secondary: 058744C

School Web Design by Dash.