Venoms: Striking Beauties Exhibit Public Programs

October-November 2000

Explore the intriguing world of venom through new programs and live animal presentations. For the most up-to-date schedule, check our website www.calacademy.org, or call 415-750-7145. Programs are free for visitors after regular admission.

October

Dangerous Liaisons
Experience the extraordinary world of venomous insects and spiders through a hands-on presentation by the Insect Discovery Lab from San Francisco State University.
October 4 & 18 2:00 p.m.

Color Me Deadly
Venomous animals, such as the Sonoran coral snake, often use bright colors to advertise their lethal natures. Join us for a coloring adventure and take home your own colorful venomous creature (appropriate for ages 5 to 10).
October 5 12:30 p.m.

Tarantulas: Beauty or Beast?
Join us for a live tarantula presentation and discover the secrets behind the fangs of these oft- maligned arachnids.
October 7, 14 & 21 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Venoms ER
Discover what happens to people after a venomous bite or sting. See some of the tools used in an emergency room to treat envenomation in humans and learn what you can do locally to avoid a venomous bite or sting.
October 1, 8, 9, 15, 22, 29 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Black Widows To Go
Drop by to make your own black widow using paper and other craft materials. Learn to tell the difference between black widows and other spiders (appropriate for ages 5 to 10).
October 11 12:30 p.m.

Rattlesnakes Alive!
Get up close and personal with a live Northern Pacific rattlesnake as naturalist Katie Colbert talks about their intriguing habits in the Bay Area. This program is presented in conjunction with the East Bay Regional Park District.
October 28 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Snake Mimicry
Meet live snakes and discover how some of them play tricks on predators by changing their appearance and behavior.
October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Wasps and Bees
Find out about the success story of wasps and bees in nature and why venom provides them with the ultimate weapon for survival
October 6, 13, 20, 27 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

November

Dangerous Liaisons
Experience the extraordinary world of venomous insects and spiders through a hands-on presentation by the Insect Discovery Lab from San Francisco State University.
November 1 & 15 2:00 p.m.

Tarantulas: Beauty or Beast?
Join us for a live tarantula presentation and discover the secrets behind the fangs of these oft-maligned arachnids.
November 5,12 & 26 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Venoms ER
Discover what happens to people after a venomous bite or sting. See some of the tools used in an emergency room to treat envenomation in humans and learn what you can do locally to avoid a venomous bite or sting.
November 4, 11 & 25 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Rattlesnakes Alive!
Get up close and personal with a live Northern Pacific rattlesnake as naturalist Katie Colbert talks about their intriguing habits in the Bay Area. This program is presented in conjunction with the East Bay Regional Park District.
November 19 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Ouch! Bites and Stings
Whether it is a black widow crawling in your backyard, yellow jackets building a nest on a tree or a velvet ant resting on the trail, California has its share of venomous insects and spiders. They are never to far from us and we must co-exist with them. But what happens when humans and these venomous arthropods come in close contact? Find out and join us in an interactive program that will explore the interaction between humans and venomous insects and spiders in California.
November 18 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Snake Mimicry
Meet live snakes and discover how some of them play tricks on predators by changing their appearance and behavior.
November 7, 14, 21 & 28 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.

Wasps and Bees
Find out about the success story of wasps and bees in nature and why venom provides them with the ultimate weapon for survival
November 3, 10, 17 & 24 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.