What do you get when you cross a best friend with four legs, a beak, gills, floppy ears, scaled skin AND a curly tail? Pets, of course! Welcome to Ready, Pet, Go!, an exhibit that’s all about pets and children’s inherent connection to animals. Sit, stay, pretend, play!
Ready, Pet, Go! offers children the opportunity to:
- Act like pets and other animals.
- Climb in, out and around supersized pet structures.
- Dress up in fur, floppy ears and other pet-inspired costumes.
- Read and tell stories about pets and their own pet experiences.
- And much more!
Moms, dads and caregivers will learn the many benefits of pets and pet play, and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets.
Be sure to check out:
- Kiddy Condo – Act like your favorite pet, or play with a furry friend on this giant, carpeted climbing structure, made specifically for kids!
- The Coop – Climb up the ramp, hide in the nooks, or just poke around our urban-inspired chicken coop!
- Add-a-Tag – Make a tag with your (real or pretend) pet’s name, and add it our collection!
- Sherbert – Whisper your innermost secrets to CCM’s fantasy pet—named by the museum’s Facebook community—brush its tail, catch a ride on its back, and make Sherbert part of your storytelling adventure!
Special Program: Pet Pals
Every Tuesday at 1 pm, visitors will be treated to a special visit with a live animal, courtesy of The Anti-Cruelty Society. Visit the website calendar for other related programming.