January 19, 2024

Dogs! A Science Tail Opens at Discovery Place Science February 3

Exhibition explores the dynamic nature of the bond between humans and dogs

Media Contact: Sarah Wheat | swheat@discoveryplace.org

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 16, 2024) – Discovery Place Science announces the featured exhibition Dogs! A Science Tail will open on February 3 and be on display through May 5, 2024. Through this highly interactive exhibition, guests will experience first-hand the way dogs see, hear and smell the world.

“More than 65 million American households own dogs, and more than half of all Charlotte residents are dog owners,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, President & CEO of Discovery Place. “We couldn’t imagine a more exciting, interactive way to explore the bond between humans and dogs–especially in a community that loves its dogs as much as we do.”

“When we saw an increasing amount of scientific research on dogs, it occurred to us that dogs would make a great subject for an exhibition,” said Jeffrey Rudolf, President of California Science Center—the organization that created and developed Dogs! A Science Tail. “What better way is there to inspire science learning than by experiencing how dogs see, hear and smell the world?”

While exploring Dogs! A Science Tail, guests will experience the world from a dog’s perspective through a variety of hands-on exhibits, including:

  • Listening to hidden sounds that dogs can hear but humans can’t
  • Excavating replicas of actual fossils to determine if they belong to wolves or dogs
  • Testing pop-culture knowledge in a game of “Jeopawdy!” based on the show Jeopardy!

Attn media: Exhibition images are available here. Please email Sarah Wheat, swheat@discoveryplace.org, to schedule a media tour to view the exhibition prior to its public opening.

Tickets for humans only can be purchased online at discoveryplace.org. Pets are not permitted in Discovery Place Science*. Entrance to Dogs! A Science Tail is included with Museum General Admission and is free to Members.

*Emotional support animals, comfort animals, pets and therapy dogs are not service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and are not permitted in Discovery Place Science. A service dog is defined as one that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a guest with a disability. Discovery Place Science welcomes service dogs, who must behave safely and be controlled at all times.

Dogs! A Science Tail exhibition was created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.

About Discovery Place
Discovery Place brings science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences that enable the community to understand, enjoy and apply science to their lives. Discovery Place is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and leader in STEM education to the Carolinas through four distinct museum experiences—Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids Huntersville and Discovery Place Kids Rockingham. Discovery Place serves over 750,000 people a year—through Museum visitations, interactive educational programming, professional development training and community outreach initiatives—shaping a future where people embrace science to create opportunities, build hope, solve problems and bring positive change for our world. In 2017, Discovery Place was named as a finalist for the National Medal by the Institute for Museum and Library Science. Discovery Place is supported, in part, by the Infusion Fund and its generous donors.

About the California Science Center
The California Science Center is a dynamic destination where families, adults and children can explore the wonders of science through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations, innovative programs and awe-inspiring films. The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are in historic Exposition Park just west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles.