From Monday 8 June Dogs: a story of our best friend will be open every day from 10am–5pm, including weekends and all public holidays.
Finishes Sunday 2 August.
Ages 13 and over $12 Children under 13 FREE (must be accompanied by a paying adult) Museum Members FREE
Dogs have been a much-loved part of our lives since we began to domesticate them more than 10,000 years ago, but how much do we actually know about our four-legged friends?
What to expect:
Explore the history of dogs from a scientific/cultural perspective. How did they evolve from wolves to our playful pals?
Learn about dogs from popular culture, like Snoopy and Lassie!
Look at a wide array of dog skeletons – the bones have been arranged in accurate order to represent the dog by our taxidermist
Check out digital interactives explaining the incredible variation in skull shape among dogs and tools for selecting the best dog to match your lifestyle
Watch short films specifically created for the Museum highlighting the special bonds shared by owners and their dogs
Exclusive illustrations of a diverse range of different breeds
Historical and contemporary representations of dogs
Although designed for all ages there is plenty for kids to enjoy. Including:
Interact with the puppy parade in the North Foyer. Place a puppy on the runway and scan its tag to unleash facts unique to that dog. All plush dogs available to purchase in the Museum Shop to take home!