Smithsonian Brings Traveling Exhibit to Detroit Zoo


ROYAL OAK — The traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” will make a stop at the Detroit Zoo. The exhibit is designed to introduce visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals and is presented by the Smithsonian to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Created to inspire the next generation of veterinarians, the exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films and touch screen videos, and three-dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in the wild, at the zoo and in the veterinary clinic. It also highlights the varied roles veterinarians play in the health of animals.

“Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” a custom-built exhibition housed on an 18-wheel truck that expands into 1,000 square feet of space, will be at the Detroit Zoo from June 25-27. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free exhibit will be staged in front of the main gate and is open to the public.