GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Due to popular demand, the Florida Museum of Natural History has extended the closing date for “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” to Sept. 7.
Originally on display through Sept. 1, “Wolf to Woof” is the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibit on the history, biology and evolution of dogs. It shows how dogs have secured a special place in human society as an incredibly diverse and versatile species that serves as hunters, herders, guards and companions.
“ ‘Wolf to Woof’ has been a very popular summer visitor attraction, so we’ve decided to give our community an extra week to see what all the ‘howling’ is about,” said Florida Museum exhibit developer Tina Choe.
The exhibit reveals an in-depth history of dogs and their connection with wolves through four themed sections featuring artifacts, multimedia displays, photomurals and dioramas.
Visitors may participate in interactive, hands-on activities like climbing into an avalanche scene to see what it’s like to be saved by a search-and-rescue dog. Visitors may also hear the barks and growls of different dogs in the “howling area” and test their nose against a dog’s powerful sense of smell.
Admission is $7 for adults ($6 Fla. residents and seniors); $4.50 for ages 3-17 and free to museum members and University of Florida students with a valid Gator 1 card.
For more information, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits or call 352-846-2000.
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