FEB. 21, 2012 -- The Magic House is going to the dogs, cats and hamsters. On Saturday, March 3, the Magic House will open a pet clinic in the museum's Children's Village.
Children can dress up in lab coats and scrubs and take on the role of veterinarians and veterinarian assistants as they bandage, weigh, X-ray, scan microchips, groom and take care of their stuffed furry patients. The pet clinic will feature two exam rooms, a grooming center, an office, kennels, a fenced-in play area and a hamster habitat.
The Animal Protective Association of Missouri will teach children about responsible pet ownership on the opening day of the exhibit. Children can play a giant board game on animal safety, participate in fun art activities and use microscopes to discover the science behind providing good pet care. The APA will also be bringing their Homeward Bound Mobile Adoption Unit with real dogs and cats to visit with children from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. These pets are looking for a new home and will be available for adoption that day.
The Pet Clinic exhibit at the Magic House is sponsored by ZhuZhu Pets. The Magic House is a children's participatory museum and is located at 516 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, Mo., 63122.
Photo courtesy of the Magic House.