Who Let the Dogs Out: Service Dogs in Museums Presentation April 1

Posted on 12/17/2019
At any given time, there are approximately 50,000 service dogs assisting their disabled handlers in the United States. Service dogs and their handlers should be welcomed into museums, but how do we balance public access and collections care without excluding service dogs and the handlers that depend on them? How should staff and volunteers interact with service dog teams, and should issues arise, how should they best be handled? At its basis, this program is about the legal definitions of service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals, what questions can be asked of a service dog handler, what expectations are realistic for a service dog, and how to react when those expectations are not met.

Join speaker Brandi Coyner and her dog for Who Let the Dogs Out: Service Dogs in Museums. The presentation is in partnership with Science Museum Oklahoma and will be held at Science Museum Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, on April 1, 2020 at 3:00pm. There is no charge to attend, however, pre-registration is required. Register here by March 23 to attend the presentation.
This presentation is sponsored in part by National Cowboy & Western Heritage MuseumThe Springer Company, Grady County Historical Society, Daystar Foundation and Library, Inc., Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts, Dane & Lynn Pollei, Collections Research for Museums, and Science Museum Oklahoma.