Orlando Science Center Has a Paw-some New Exhibit this Summer
Orlando Science Center Has a Paw-some New Exhibit this Summer – Dogs! A Science Tail, a hands-on science exhibition that highlights the dynamic nature of the bond between humans and dogs and enables visitors to experience the extraordinary way that dogs see, hear, and smell the world, will be on display at Orlando Science Center only for the summer. Presented locally by Orlando Health, Dogs! A Science Tail premieres at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, following an exclusive preview for Science Center members at 10 a.m. It will be on display until Labor Day, September 4.
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This highly interactive exhibition will show 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. Dogs! A Science Tail was created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. PetSmart Charities®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, is sponsoring the national tour. This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
With over a dozen different interactive exhibit pieces, Dogs! A Science Tail explores the science behind where dogs came from, how dogs experience the world, what makes our bond so special, and how to care for dogs. Enjoy interactives that illustrate how walking a dog through your neighborhood can help strengthen your community and test your pop-culture knowledge during a game of “Jeopawdy!” based on the show Jeopardy! The love between people and puppies is a tail as old as time! Step into the role of bark-eologist and dig deep into the history of our four-legged friends. Excavate replica fossils to find out whether they belonged to dogs or wolves. Analyze bones and DNA patterns to see how scientists study dog domestication to learn how wolves evolved into the diverse doggos we know and love today. Visitors will have a ball sniffing out hidden smells, testing out the speed of their own zoomies against different breeds, and getting inside a dog’s head to see and hear how they do. Dog lovers are also invited to share personal photos and stories of their dogs on a photo wall within the exhibit.
Where and When:
Orlando Science Center | Presented locally by Orlando Health, Dogs! A Science Tail premieres at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, following an exclusive preview for Science Center members at 10 a.m. It will be on display until Labor Day, September 4.
Dogs! A Science Tail is included with general admission and free to members. While the exhibit does celebrate our fur-ever friends, access is available for humans only with the exception of service animals. For more information on service animals at Orlando Science Center, please visit www.osc.org/accessibility. Events are planned throughout the exhibit’s stay to showcase appearances by therapy dogs and other service animals. Details on these events will be shared on Orlando Science Center’s social media channels and www.osc.org as they become available.
Admission to Orlando Science Center is $24 for adults, $18 for youth (ages 2-11) and free to annual members. If you have an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) or WIC card with a State-issued photo ID matching the name and state as the card, you qualify for a $3 admission per person for up to six individuals. Parking is $7 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage or park in nearby Loch Haven Park.
For more info or tickets, please visit www.osc.org.
Don’t forget to check out the 2023 Florida Kids and Family Expo August 12-13, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now! Click here for details.
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