On Sept. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. a custom-built Smithsonian Institution exhibition housed on an 18-wheel truck that expands into 1,000 square feet of space , will make a one-day special appearance.
This exhibit, entitled “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” introduces visitors of all ages to the complex bond between humans and animals, and has been created to inspire the next generation of veterinarians.
The exhibit uses a dynamic combination of interactive learning stations, films, touch-screen videos, and three-dimensional settings to explore topics about animals in the home, on the farm, in zoos, in the wild, and in the veterinary clinic.
“This educational exhibit provides an added component to the 1920s Country Fair event, offering an opportunity for visitors to understand both the historic and current challenges in caring for animals,” said Dave Helmer, executive Director of the Park Commission.
Admission to the “Animal Connections” is free, while the special event fees for the 1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (65+), $6 for children ages 4 - 16, and $4 for children ages 2 and 3. No charge for children under age 2 and Friends members, with a current membership card. For more information, call 973-326-7645.