An exhibition that gives every dog (and cat!) its day !

 

We have coexisted with dogs and cats for thousands of years, but what do we actually know about them? What are they feeling? How do they perceive the world? Do they understand us? This exhibition looks at recent findings by experts in animal behavior and encourages us to reevaluate everything we know about these animals.

The exhibition is arranged to take visitors on a fun, sensory, and interactive journey through three different topics:

IN THEIR SKIN
This is a space in which visitors can be active, comparing their own physical skills to those of animals: speed, agility, capacity to jump, etc. They can discover a range of canine and feline body shapes and observe these animals’ characteristics.

IN THEIR HEADS
Visitors are plunged into an exhibit that puts them on the level of an animal; they are invited to look, listen, and feel like a dog or cat, and to benefit from unique immersive experiments. Emphasis is also placed on animal communication, their expression of emotions, and on human interpretation of their behavior.

IN OUR SOCIETY
Dogs and cats are prevalent in our homes, on our streets, and in our culture. This final section shows visitors the nature of our relationship with these animals over time and the important role they play today in our society.

 

 


Some figures - 2015 – 2016 Paris, Cité des sciences et de l’industrie : 171 913 visitors
- 2016 – 2017 Toulouse, Muséum d’histoire naturelle : 77 915 visitors
- 2016 – 2017 Québec, Musée de la Civilisation : 540 000 visitors
- 2017 - 2018  Vienna, Naturhistorisches Museum : 402 279 visitors