Cats and dogs are a familiar presence in Seattle. It’s no wonder that they officially outnumber human children in our city. It’s Raining Cats and Dogs brings together rarely seen objects and images from MOHAI’s collection taking a closer look at Puget Sound history through the stories of cats and dogs. Guaranteed fun for animal lovers of all ages–this exhibit shows the importance of these animals throughout history.
Discover rarely seen objects from MOHAI’s collections that illustrate the lasting love people have for their pets. See artifacts that speak to moments in Seattle’s history, as well as show these furry companions as symbols and decorations.
Changes in Seattle history are preserved through cat and dog stories that highlight their shifting roles from workers to fur-children, their portrayal as symbols, as well as a couple “strays,” or objects that do not fit into a theme, are a bit of a mystery, or have never been exhibited before.
This family-friendly exhibit features open play areas with pet themed games, oversized toys and a reading nook.