Discover North America’s largest spider this fall with Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s Tarantula Hikes

SF Bay Area’s Premier Wildlife Rehabilitation and Nature Education Center connects visitors with nature at Mount Diablo

What: Explore the local habitat of tarantulas along the north face of Mount Diablo. Fall is when these eight-legged, carnivorous yet docile creatures come out of hiding in search of their mates. Join Lindsay Wildlife Museum and museum interpreter Jim Holmes as he guides the tour along a two mile hike through Mount Diablo’s tarantula territory. Pre-registration is required and hike groups are limited to 20 people.

Where: Hikes start from the Mitchell Canyon Visitor’s Center at Mount Diablo State Park. The hike distance is two miles.

When: 4-6 p.m. every Saturday beginning Saturday, September 27—Saturday, October 25, 2014.

Fee: $30 per person; $25 for members

Additional Information: This program is recommended for adults and children ages 6 and older. Hiking shoes and bottled water are recommended. Parking at the visitor’s center is $6 per vehicle. Map and directions will be provided after registration.

For more information: Please call 925 935 1978 or visit

Fun Facts: Tarantulas around the Bay Area can reach four inches long. Although tarantulas have eight eyes, they have bad eyesight.


About Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Lindsay Wildlife Museum connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. The museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center where wild live animals are just inches away from visitors. The museum includes the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S.

Visiting Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

Museum Hours & Admission
September 13–June 15: Wednesday–Friday 12 PM–5 PM, Saturday–Sunday 10 AM–5 PM
June 18, 2014–Labor Day: Wednesday–Sunday 10 AM–5 PM

Admission is free for members and children under 2 years old, $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors 65+ and $6.50 for children 2 -17.

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