Tucker's Trials

Tucker's Trials

Posted by: Steven Beverly, Marketing Manager    |    Wednesday, May 16, 2012


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May 16, 2012

Exhibit teaches children about spinal injuries, dogs, and how they relate to human health

Muncie, IN— Meet Lucky and Tucker in this interactive exhibit and learn how advances in veterinary science can lead to advances in human health.

Visitors will meet Lucky, the dachshund who was injured in a car accident and treated at the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Lucky will be your guide as you discover how the nervous systems of people and dogs are alike.

Hands-on activities and a video game help you find out how the nervous system works, what happens when injuries occur and how to help people and animals with spinal cord injuries.

Tucker is a golden retriever who was treated for bladder cancer. Together you will learn how medicines are first discovered by scientists in laboratories and what it takes to get new medicines approved for use in people. Tucker even made an interactive video to walk you through the phases of a clinical trial.

Tucker’s Trials and Lucky’s Back will be on display until July 22, 2012. Exhibits are open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; members and children 3 and under are free.

This exhibit was organized by the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and Purdue Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Indiana Dairy & Nutrition Council.

For more information, visit minnetrista.net or call (765) 282-4848. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information on our exhibits and events. 

Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit www.minnetrista.net.


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