Free Spider Cannibalism Science Cafe

October 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Attractions, Kids

UPDATE: We’ve heard from KNME that this October 23 Science Cafe event is now full.

If you’re not completely grossed out by spiders, then crawl on over to the Science Cafe!

KNME is hosting a free Science Café Spider Cannibalism event and discussion on the morning of Saturday October 23. With Halloween right around the corner, this could be a good way to get yourself or your kids in the mood for Halloween creepy crawlies… or maybe even provide ideas for a Halloween costume?

 The topic of this Science Cafe is spider cannibalism. The Redback spider is one of the most famous poisonous spiders of Australia, but these spiders do things a little differently….  The Science Café will show clips about this creepy critter and its cannibalistic habits from NOVA scienceNOW by PBS, and speaker Dr. Ralph Charlton will lead the discussion in a cafe style atmosphere.

Dr Charlton is curator of invertebrates at the Albuquerque Biopark, and he’ll answer questions and talk about the Botanical Garden Showroom exhibit of carnivorous plants and bugs in their natural habitat.

The Spider Cannibalism Science Café spins its web:

  • When:  Saturday, October 23, 2010
  • Time:  10 am to noon
  • Where:  Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanic Garden Education Building, 2601 Central Avenue NW
  • Cost:  FREE! Reservations required.  THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

If you are interested in this creepy crawly event, RSVP to the Spider Cannibalism Science Cafe fast, as seats are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. 




2 Responses to “Free Spider Cannibalism Science Cafe”
  1. Tania says:

    Thanks Laurel – it’s great that KNME is doing this series! I’ll update the post.

  2. Laurel says:

    Sorry that Science Cafe is sold out!