What do Trapdoor Spiders, Cocktails and Dinosaurs have in Common?

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All will combine to create a wild cultural experience of fun and philanthropy at The Lost World: Night at the Museum. Guests of the Foundation for the WA Museum will have the chance to name a new WA species of the Trapdoor spider genus, Idiosoma, found in a small region of the northern Wheatbelt of WA, for a price!

Caption: A new WA species of the Trapdoor spider genus, Idiosoma.
Image courtesy Western Australian Museum

The Foundation’s annual fundraising event will be held on Friday, 22 September at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, offering guests the glittering opportunity to immerse themselves in a world ruled by life-sized dinosaurs.

An exciting array of entertainment will be on offer throughout the event, including a high-end live auction full of luxurious, glamourous and exclusive prizes and experiences. Among the auction prize list is a unique opportunity, generously provided by the WA Museum to name a Trapdoor spider.  

Supporters of the Foundation, appreciate the necessity to provide private investment to ensure the New Museum for WA is a state of the art institution which maximises its potential beyond the capability of government funding. Naming a new species of Trapdoor Spider at the event, brings guests a unique WA experience; a unique WA Museum experience and provides a unique fundraising opportunity for the Foundation for the WA Museum.

Tickets to The Lost World: Night at the Museum are available through the below link.

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