Smithsonian Mobile Exhibit Explores the Human–Animal Bond

“Animal Connections” Rolls in to Chicago’s Museum Campus July 23–25

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education“Animal Connections: Our Journey Together,” a custom-built exhibition housed on an 18-wheel truck that expands into 1,000 square feet of space, will be at Museum Campus near the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago Tuesday, July 23, through Thursday, July 25. The exhibition, an introduction to the world of veterinary medicine, will then visit select spaces throughout the Chicago Park District July 27 through Aug. 9. Developed to inspire future generations of veterinary professionals, the free exhibition explores the shared responsibility for animals’ health and well-being. “Animal Connections” was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The exhibition is made possible through the support of Zoetis, Inc., a company that discovers, develops and manufacturers veterinary vaccines and medicines. Visitors to “Animal Connections” can continue the learning experience online at

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