Dogs! A Science Tail

Have you ever wondered to yourself what your dog is thinking? "Dogs! A Science Tail" is a fun, interactive glimpse into the world of our canine friends. The exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways dogs see, hear, and smell their surroundings and explores why humans and dogs are best friends. Experiences range from listening to hidden sounds that dogs can hear but humans can’t, excavating replicas of fossils to determine if they belong to wolves or dogs, and walking a dog through an interactive neighborhood to understand how pets strengthen the community. The exhibition will leave you with a better understanding of what lies at the heart of the one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time.

"Dogs! A Science Tail" exhibition was created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.

PetSmart Charities is sponsoring the national tour of Dogs! A Science Tail.

The exhibition is presented in Denver by ORIJEN, a Champion Petfoods™ Brand.

Did you know? The United States has an estimated 20,000 service dogs.

Tail as Old as Time

Guests will be able to:

Role-play as an archaeologist and dig up replica fossils to find out if they belong to wolves or dogs

Analyze bones and DNA patterns to see how scientists study the effects of dog
domestication

Watch an engaging film that relates how dogs evolved from ancient wolves into a lovable and diverse array of canine companions

Dogs and Humans, Together Forever

This area invites guests to:

Interact with a virtual dog

Explore the science behind the human/dog bond. Guests will see how humans
and dogs live and work together

The Incredible Dog!

Fun activities allow guests to:

Test their running pace against the top speeds of various dog breeds, from Greyhounds to Pugs

Find out how dogs think and communicate with each other and with humans

Caring for Dogs

Learn about the responsibilities that come with bringing a dog into your life

Find out how to care for these furry family members

Practice positive reinforcement training techniques for dogs – by training a
human!

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