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“Wolf to Woof” includes interactive exhibits to teach visitors about the history of dogs.

Carmen Forman October 5th, 2011

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If you want to find out what your dog was like before he or she was a pushover who could be tamed with dinner scraps or a belly scratch, visit the “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” exhibit at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua in Norman.

“Woof” is the largest traveling exhibition to display the history and evolution of man’s best friend, and explores the connection between wolves and dogs in the hopes of explaining the latter’s personalities and abilities.

Included in the exhibit are stuffed dogs, dioramas and multimedia displays.

Visitors can test their noses against a dog’s keen sense of smell, experience what it is like to be rescued by a search-and-rescue dog, and try to interpret a dog’s howls.

Jen Tregarthen, who handles marketing and public relations for the museum, said kids and their parents can “sniff out facts on the unique relationship between dogs and humans” and “discover ways in which dogs help people and how we can help our furry friends, as well.”

Admission prices are $5 for adults, and $3 for kids ages 6-17; children 5 and under are free. The exhibit will remain on display until Jan. 8, 2012.

For more information, call 325-4712 or visit snomnh.ou.edu. —Carmen Forman

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