Photo courtesy San Diego Museum of Man
Photo courtesy San Diego Museum of Man

Millennia ago humans began sharing their meals with wolves. Now we couldn’t live without our pets.

Living with Animals, a exhibit opening Saturday at the San Diego Museum of Man, explores the surprising, unique, and inspiring ways that we live with animals.

It turns out that whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest, or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex.

The interactive exhibit explans:

  • From the ancient outdoors to our modern livingrooms, how wild animals became our pets
  • How humans created pests, from roaches to pigeons to rats
  • The changing human meal and how it affects the animals we live with

The museum in Balboa Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.