Utah Museum of Natural History and Moran Eye Center Partner to Provide Insight into Animal, Human Vision

Utah Museum of Natural History and Moran Eye Center Partner to Provide Insight into Animal, Human Vision

Oct 6, 2003 6:00 PM

Do dogs see in color? Do cats see what we see? Do some animals have more than two eyes? What does the world look like to someone suffering from a blinding eye disease? Answers to questions like these are the subject of Animal Eyes, a hands-on exhibition opening on Saturday, October 4 at the Utah Museum of Natural History on the University of Utah campus.

The new exhibit, which runs through January 4, 2004, features six interactive areas that explore what we know about human and animal vision. The traveling national exhibit was developed by the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Museum of Vision. An international committee of research scientists and ophthalmologists provided review of the exhibitions content. Locally, the Moran Eye Center partnered with the Utah Museum of Natural History to create an exhibit that provides an in-depth look at human vision and ongoing research projects at the center.

A series of special activities including free vision screenings, visits from seeing eye dogs, and hands-on activities are planned on a number of Saturdays throughout the run of the exhibit. For more information, call the museum at 581-4303 or visit www.umnh.utah.edu.

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