An interactive exhibition that highlights the bond between humans and dogs and allows guests to experience the way that canines see, hear and smell will have its world premiere at the California Science Center on March 16, it was announced Tuesday.
"Dogs! A Science Tail" shows "how the ability to understand and communicate with each other lies at the heart of the unique relationship between humans and dogs, and what makes this one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time," according to a statement released by the California Science Center, which created and developed the exhibit with support from the Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.
PetSmart Charities will sponsor a national tour of the exhibition, in which guests explore the world from a dog's perspective.
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"Experiences will range from listening to hidden sounds that dogs can hear but humans can't, excavating replicas of actual fossils to determine if they belong to wolves or dogs, walking a dog through an interactive neighborhood to understand how pets strengthen the community, or testing your pop-culture knowledge during a game of 'Jeopawdy!' based on the show 'Jeopardy!,'" according to the Science Center.
Guests will be invited to share personal photos and stories of their dogs on a photo wall, and daily live demonstrations will highlight dogs in various roles, showing rescue, agility, sensory and service skills.
To complement the exhibit, the Science Center will show "Superpower Dogs," an IMAX documentary narrated by Chris Evans.
Exhibition ticket prices range from $7.95 to $9.95. Discounted combo tickets for both the exhibition and IMAX movies are available.
Additional discounts are available for California Science Center members, students, seniors and children. For tickets or further information, visit www.californiasciencecenter.org.