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Dogs: A story of our best friend

08/06/2020 @ 10:00 AM - 02/08/2020 @ 5:00 PM ACST


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!
  • Play in the dog kennel
  • Crawl through the doggy door
  • Find fun facts in the text panels
  • Take a selfie in the farm scene
  • Explore the activity trail


08/06/2020 @ 10:00 AM ACST
02/08/2020 @ 5:00 PM ACST
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SA Museum
221 North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia Australia
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