Open House Activities

Comparative Anatomy

MCGRATH ANATOMY BUILDING

Learn about different species through our comparative anatomy display, including:

  • Dog skeleton
  • Horse skeleton
  • Tiger skeleton
  • Plastination samples

Wingmasters Birds of Prey

AGNES VARIS LECTURE HALL

Birds of prey, also known as raptors, hunt and feed on other animals. These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect prey during flight, as well as their powerful talons and beaks. Raptors perform an important function at the top of our fragile food chain, keeping prey populations in check. Around the world, many raptor populations are declining due to human interference. Their future depends on us. If we give them time to adjust to the ever growing urbanization, set aside places for them to live and teach our children to respect and admire their beauty, we can all live together.

Come for the fun activities and learning experiences!

UNDER THE BIG TENT

  • AAEP – horseshoe decorating
  • AAFP – face painting
  • Cummings Admission Information
  • Cummings Research Biosafety Committee – get a free tick puller!
  • Cummings Human Resources – meet the star of Moonrise Kingdom
  • NE Students for One Health – compare the makeup of different animals
  • Paws for People – meet the animals who make our world a better place
  • SCAVMA Store – purchase 'Tufts Stuff'
  • Kids T-Shirt Coloring Table
  • V17/V18– bake sale
  • WAZE – owl pellet dissection
  • Pathology – examine slides under a microscope

In the Wildlife Building

  • Masters in Infectious Disease
  • Center for Animals and Public Policy
  • Holiday Card Creation Contest
  • International Veterinary Medicine
  • Masters in Conservation Medicine
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Turtle Rescue League
  • Wildlife Rehabilitators Association
  • Create Wildife arts and crafts

You Be the Vet

LERNER SPAY/ NEUTER CLINIC

Kids can come dress up and perform mock spay surgeries as they learn about pet population control. Be sure to bring your cameras!

Ask the Vet

TREADMILL ROOM, HOSPITAL FOR LARGE ANIMALS

Meet the veterinarians, students and staff that work in various sections of the hospital.

Specialties represented will include:

  • Oncology
  • Exotic Animal medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Equine Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Radiology exhibit includes:
    • Ultrasound demo
    • Count the babies
    • Captivating radiographs

Ongoing Activities

See a list of ongoing activities from 11am-3pm