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Red Light Pet Shop Opening

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We welcome Pet Shop enthusiasts to attend our opening event where they can get a taste of our infamous spirulina cocktails, check out our fully stocked pet store, and be serenaded by a bio jam session where composers, musicians, and performers will make sweet music with their microbe friends.

Red Light Pet Shop
Waag Society is opening the world's first pop-up microbial pet shop in the heart of Amsterdam's Red Light District. After hosting two successful events in 2015—at the Dutch Design Week and the Museum Night Amsterdam—we've decided to open our biobank to the public for three whole weeks at the Schatjes Gallery!

In the Red Light Pet Shop, our curated collection of bacteria, fungi, and algae will be available for purchase. Caring for these creatures is fun, educational, and highly rewarding! So come pick up some of our cutest micro-pets and wake up each morning to the sight of a happy colony. And remember: if you take good care of your pets, one day they may just take care of you.

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The Red Light Pet Shop is open from 21 July - 13 August on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 till 17:00