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We have lived together with dogs and cats for thousands of years, but what do we actually know about them? What are their emotions? How do they perceive the world? Do they understand us? This exhibition looks at recent findings by experts in animal behaviour and gives us the chance to look at these animals from a new angle. The exhibition is arranged to take visitors on a fun, sensory and interactive journey through three different topics:
In their skin
This is 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
Plunged into a space decorated to put us on a level with the animals, visitors are invited to look, listen and feel like a dog or cat, with unusual immersive experiments. Understand how they communicate, interpret their emotions and decrypt their behaviour.
In our society
Dogs and cats fill our homes, our streets and even our culture. This final section shows visitors the nature of our relationship with these animals over time, and the important role they play today in our society.