Pet Vet

Kittens and puppies and turtles, oh my! Explore our pet vet office and learn a new respect for creatures great and small.

Underwritten by the John S. and Norma W. Darling Foundation


  • Nurse sick and injured animals back to health on the examining and operating tables
  • Examine x-rays to determine what’s wrong with the pets
  • Get play animals clean at the grooming station
  • Determine what diet is best for your pet and make a healthy meal
  • Climb aboard our scale to see how you compare to your pet's ideal weight
  • Help the lost pets find their correct homes by using scanners to read information on embedded microchips
  • Clamber through our pet obstacle course to test strength and balance - but be careful or you'll end up in the doghouse!
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Exhibit Type


Focused Field Trips Aligned with this Exhibit

Animal Adaptations

Sensational Senses

This exhibit is aligned with Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

Educational Benefits

  • Use imagination and role-play in the care of healthy, sick, or injured animals
  • Identify basic principles of animal care
  • Identify animal characteristics
  • Examine specimens
  • Engage in cooperative play and problem solving

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