Dogs! A Science Tail

They're cuddly. They're smart. We treat them like family. From lovable companions to loyal protectors, dogs live and work alongside us. They can rescue us from peril, sniff out danger, and provide help to people in need.

Through engaging exhibits, explore the science behind the bond between humans and dogs. Find out how both species are wired for social connection, which made it possible for dogs to nuzzle their way into human society and into our hearts. Discover dogs' amazing senses and learn how they see, smell, hear, and understand their world.  

A portion of the original Dogs! A Science Tail exhibition is on display inside World of Life on the second floor.

Exhibit highlights

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Learn how dogs perceive the world and how scientists study their amazing abilities.

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View replicas of ancient burial sites showing the lengthy and emotional history of the human/dog bond. 

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Test your dog trivia knowledge in a special version of the beloved game show "Jeopardy!"

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Learn the science behind seemingly bizarre dog behaviors.

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How well do you understand dogs? See if you can decipher their barks and body language.

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Learn how dogs perceive the world and how scientists study their amazing abilities.

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View replicas of ancient burial sites showing the lengthy and emotional history of the human/dog bond. 

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Test your dog trivia knowledge in a special version of the beloved game show "Jeopardy!"

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Learn the science behind seemingly bizarre dog behaviors.

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How well do you understand dogs? See if you can decipher their barks and body language.

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Developed with support from
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