There are millions of cats and dogs living as pets in every country in the world. But do we really know our daily companions? Cats & Dogs: the Exhibition aims to present scientific, sociological and cultural knowledge about these animals. Ethology, the science of animal behavior, has come leaps and bounds these past few years, overturning a number of preconceived ideas about cats and dogs. They demonstrate their skills, awareness and intelligence every day. This exhibition offers a sensory and interactive journey largely devoted to games and simulations: there is nothing better than putting yourself in an animal's place to understand them better and decode their behavior. This is an exhibition that gives every dog (and cat!) its day! Using colors, materials and selected furnishings, three different scenes are created, consisting of distinct environments that let visitors experience each universe. In their skin. An active space where visitors compare their own physical skills to those of the animals, such as speed, agility, capacity to jump. They discover the different range of canine and feline body shape types and observe their characteristics. In their heads. Look, listen and feel like a dog or cat, with unusual immersive experiments. Understand how they communicate, interpret their emotions and decrypt their behavior. In our society. Dogs and cats fill our homes, our streets and even our culture. This final section shows the nature of our relationship with these animals over time, and the important role they play today in our society.
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