The AKC Museum of the Dog preserves, interprets, and celebrates the role of dogs in society, educating the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that aim to inspire positive engagement with dogs.
Located in the iconic Kalikow building at 101 Park Avenue, the Museum offers rotating exhibits featuring objects from its 1,700-piece collection and 4,000-volume library. The Museum aims to capture the hearts and minds of all visitors and dog-lovers through a combination of fine art, high-tech interpretive displays, and special exhibitions.
Founded in 1982, the AKC Museum of the Dog was originally located in The New York Life Building at 51 Madison Avenue as a part of the AKC headquarters. In 1987, the Museum of the Dog was moved to Queeny Park, West St. Louis County, Missouri and after over 30 great years at Queeny Park, the decision was made to bring the Museum back to New York City to reunite it with the AKC headquarters and collection.
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Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.
Service animals are welcome in the museum. The museum entrance is wheelchair accessible via the building’s main plaza on the corner of Park Ave and E 40th Street. Accessible elevators are located on the first floor of the museum to the left of the admissions desk and gift shop. Public restrooms include accessible facilities.
If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact the museum.
Non-flash photography is permitted in the Museum for personal (non commercial) use except where noted. Flash photography, videography and tripods are not permitted in the Museum.