RBG After Dark
February 7, March 7, April 4

7 to 10 p.m.; RBG Centre

Grab a drink, enjoy the music, and experience RBG’s latest exhibition, after dark! On the first Thursday of each month, Spiders Alive is transformed into a nighttime experience with pub trivia, food and cocktails available for purchase, special guests and 17 of our eight-legged buddies. Learn more about the exhibit here.

This is a 19+ event. Event tickets required.

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After Dark Adventures

Discover Tequila

One agave, two agave, three agave, floor! Visit our Mediterranean Garden to discover the link between plants and tequila.

Pub Trivia

Challenge your friends to a spidery trivia contest

Meet the Spiders

Join us for an intimate encounter with our crawling, many-legged friends.

Wild Spiders Inside!

February 7: Discovering wild spiders in winter? Absolutely! You just have to know where to look. Often it’s telltale webs that give them away. Join Dan “the Nature Man” Schneider to explore the spidery wilderness of RBG’s Mediterranean Gardens, and learn about spiders that live with us.

Spider Talk

How do they do that? Spider-expert Haley Yorke owns over 80 arachnids, as both pets and research subjects, so she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to weird and wonderful spider facts! Join Haley each night as she explores a new wacky topic relating to spiders and their behaviours.

February 7: Spider Sex! Come and discover the weird and wonderful sex lives of spiders - just in time for Valentine’s Day!

March 7: March Madness With over 46,000 spider species, there’s tons of weird and wild spider diversity out there! Come celebrate the biggest, fastest, and craziest spiders!

April 4: Come to your Senses Test your spidey-senses and learn how spiders experience the world differently than humans.


Party games, discovery stations, music, and more!

trees lit up with flood lights

Event Tickets

Tickets are available online, or at the door upon entering the event. Food and drink available for purchase separately upon arrival.

Visitor Ticket Price
Event Ticket $18
(+service fee)
Student Ticket* $15
(+service fee)
Purchase Tickets
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale.
  • HST is included in ticket price
  • General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event.
  • *A valid student card from a post-secondary institution is required for entry with a student ticket.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite and have a drink while learning about everyone's favourite arachnids! Food and drink will be available for purchase during this event, including pulled chicken tacos from our chefs at the Greenhouse Café, and "infused" tequilas that are sure to excite the taste buds!

All prices are inclusive of HST

Food Menu

Pulled Chicken Taco with chili lime aioli and fried japapenos
Cripy Fish Taco
with lemon aioli and fruit salsa
Sweet Potato Taco
with maple aioli and roasted pumpkin seeds
All tacos garnished with cabbage, shred radish, fresh cilantro, served with side of nacho chips and salsa
$9.00 each

Nacho Box with salsa and sour cream

Warm Pretzels with Honey Mustard Dip
$4.50 each

Kettle Chips and Cookies
$2.00 each


Infused Milagro Tequila $7.25 
Bubble Gum
BlackBerry, Thyme and Lime

Tequila Sunrise $7.25

Juan Collins $7.25

Bloody Maria $7.25

Coffee/Tea $2.50

Pop, Juice $3.00

Domestic Beer $6.25

House Brand Liquors $6.25

House Red and White Wine $7.00

orb weaver spider

About the Exhibit

Explore the amazing adaptations and behaviours of over 17 species of spiders and other many-legged creatures.

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RBG cosists of four formal gardens contained within 1,100 hectares of nature reserve.

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Gardens and Trails

Explore and enjoy the many historical outdoor plant collections, the indoor Mediterranean Garden, and 27 km of nature trails.

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