The AVMA, the Smithsonian Institution and Zoetis are teaming up to bring the wonders of the human-animal bond to communities across the United States. This exciting collaboration will begin its nationwide, two-year tour this summer with a launch at the AVMA’s Annual Convention in Chicago, and you won’t want to miss it.
The exhibit, Animal Connections: Our Journey Together, is housed in a mini-museum inside an expandable 18-wheel semitrailer and will introduce visitors of all ages to the human-animal bond and the critical role veterinarians play in animal health. Visitors are offered a variety of interactive ways to learn about the important roles that animals – small and large, domestic and wild – play in our society and in our lives. Exhibit sections focus on animals in the home, on the farm, at the zoo and in the wild. A virtual veterinary clinic at the center provides opportunities for visitors of all ages to develop their diagnostic skills as they assume the role of a veterinarian.
The free mobile museum will debut in Chicago at the AVMA’s 150th Anniversary Convention at McCormick Place, and then head out across the country, visiting more than 75 locations. Check back with us often to keep track of the tour schedule, and be sure to share the itinerary with your friends around the country so they don’t miss it, either.
We are proud to collaborate with our partners on such a fun, hands-on experience that will touch hundreds of thousands of people from coast to coast. We hope to see you on one of our many stops along the way.