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Something Animal

Find out more about Fluffy and Fido

It’s estimated that Americans have some 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats. These creatures have lived alongside us for 15,000 years, but do we really know our four-legged companions?

Well, thanks to a new exhibit at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 230 N. Rose St., we can become more enlightened. Cats & Dogs, which opens May 16 and runs through Sept. 9, will let visitors experience what it is like to be in a cat’s world and a dog's world. More than 20 hands-on exhibits will highlight the anatomy and physical skills of the animals, what’s going on inside those furry little heads and the relationships between humans and animals.

For more information, including museum hours, visit or call 373-7990.