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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Hosts FutureVet®

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Hosts FutureVet® Presentation on March 31 in conjunction with The Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog™ Exhibit

Children to Learn About Pet Care, Careers in Veterinary Medicine from Banfield Veterinarian

ATLANTA, March 13, 2012 – The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will host Banfield’s FutureVet® program on Saturday, March 31. FutureVet provides hands-on opportunities for children to explore the world of veterinary medicine. This interactive presentation is led by a licensed Banfield® Pet Hospital veterinarian and allows children to learn about the anatomy of companion animals through anatomical models, fun learning activities, and meeting a Delta Society® therapy pet. The presentation will also teach children how to be responsible pet owners and how to safely approach a pet. Each event will end with a mini-graduation, complete with a certificate and stethoscope.

· Topics covered during the presentation include:

· Elements involved in a general pet exam

· Pet nutrition

· How to approach an unfamiliar or familiar dog safely

· General Care Guidelines

WHEN: Saturday, March 31 at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW

Atlanta, GA 30313

COST: Included with general admission; Free for members

AGES: 4 – 10

About FutureVet®

FutureVet® is a program designed for veterinarians to help them educate and encourage youth to pursue careers in pet health and veterinary medicine. FutureVet® provides students with the opportunity to learn from licensed doctors about their journey to becoming a veterinarian and the exciting world of veterinary medicine. One of the best things veterinarians can do to increase interest in the veterinary profession is to reach out and inspire our youth. Communicating with kids about being a pet doctor and the human-pet bond is a great way we can ensure that there will be competent, compassionate veterinarians for years to come.

Museum hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $12.75 plus tax for adults and children ages 2 and above; children under 2 are free. Imagine It! is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW.

Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta

Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta is a smart place to play and a non-profit organization offering a family-friendly space filled with interactive, educational exhibits and programming for children ages eight and under. The Museum’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. The Museum’s four permanent learning zones consist of bright, creative, hands-on exhibits that are designed to give children an opportunity to learn through play. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp, and facility rentals.

For more information or to support The Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit their website at or call 404.659.KIDS [5437].


Exhibit Sponsors

The Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog® exhibit is made possible in Atlanta through generous support by The Home Depot Foundation and Publix Super Markets Charities. Media sponsorship from Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Brochure printing courtesy of Primerica

Major funding for Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture.


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