Venom is one of nature’s most powerful tools—packing both the power to paralyze and the promising potential to heal. The Academy's newest aquarium exhibit, Venom: Fangs, Stingers, and Spines, features often-feared yet biologically important animals that use venom to capture prey and provide deadly defense against predators. Hear from Academy scientists and animal care biologists about the fishing spider, an aquatic species that eats prey like fish and tadpoles, and learn how venom has allowed this charismatic predator to thrive in watery environments. Come meet the fishing spider—plus an array of other live animals—for yourself when Venom opens on March 27.
Feel the sting at calacademy.org/venom