May Day is looking 'rosy' at SeaQuarium Rhyl.
Release Date: Monday 28 April 2014
This is the first time the Rhyl attraction has displayed a tarantula and the new addition is part of ongoing developments to introduce different species to the centre to accompany its current fish and seal displays.
The new exhibit will challenge even the strongest of nerves! Are you arachnophobic? Or maybe a spider sat in your bathtub makes you want to scream? Prepare to be unnerved this Mayday holiday.
Aquarist Dave Handley says ‘There are currently around 900 known species of tarantula and while all have venom only a few species are dangerous to humans. Most are docile creatures that would rather run away and hide than stay and fight against any danger they also have small hairs on their abdomen that they will kick off when they feel threatened.’
The Chilean Rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) is also known as the rose hair tarantula and is native to Northern Chile, though they can also be found in Bolivia and Argentina. Females can live for up to 20 years and can reach 6 inches in diameter. Daily talks and demonstrations are planned throughout the day to allay any tales and fears by highlighting some of the more interesting facts about these less than popular little creatures.
During the May Day holidays all of SeaQuarium exhibits will be open as usual. Standard admission prices are £8.99 for adults and £7.99 for children. There will be talks and demonstrations throughout the day where visitors can learn more about the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the oceans and beyond.
OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.
LAST ADMISSION: 4.00pm
Adult - £9.50 (16-64yrs)
Child - £8.50 (3-15yrs)
Under 3's - Free
Concessions - £8.99
(Senior Citizen, Disabled, Student).
See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.