UPCOMING EVENTS

View our calendar of upcoming events and join us for fun times at AKC Museum of the Dog!

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  • 2/18 Tuesday
    Paws to Read

    Paws to Read

    Tuesday, February 18 — Friday, February 21
    11am — 12pm

    New York Therapy Animals, Inc. joins MOD for February's Paws to Read. Bring your child to the Museum for the opportunity to read aloud alongside therapy dog teams, encouraging young readers. Your child will sit with a group and take turns reading pages from stories about sled dogs to arctic exploration. With books with reading levels for all ages, Paws to Read is sure to be memorable for the whole family!

    Please arrive on time to ensure your child can participate in a group.

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  • 2/23 Sunday
    Meet the Breeds®: Alaskan Malamute

    Meet the Breeds®: Alaskan Malamute

    Sunday, February 23 12pm — 2pm

    Tour Mush! A Tribute to Sled Dogs from Arctic Exploration to the Iditarod and then, learn about Alaskan Malamutes up close and in person! Meet two Alaskan Malamutes and speak with breed experts to learn all above their innate qualities that make them such great snow dogs. 

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  • 3/8 Sunday
    Meet the Breeds®: Barbet

    Meet the Breeds®: Barbet

    Sunday, March 8 12pm — 2pm

    Take the opportunity to visit the Museum and meet one of the newest breeds to be recognized by the AKC, the Barbet! Ask a breed expert from the Barbet Club of America all about this new breed and meet one onsite in our library.

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  • 3/17 Tuesday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Tuesday, March 17 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

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  • 4/11 Saturday
    Meet the Breeds®: Papillon

    Meet the Breeds®: Papillon

    Saturday, April 11 12pm — 2pm

    April's Breed of the Month is fitting given the beginning of Spring... the Papillon, which translates in French to "Butterfly", will be at the Museum from 12pm-2pm for visitors to sit, stay and learn about! Four Papillon dogs will be onsite as well as two members of the Greater Delaware Valley Papillon Club to answer all of your questions about the breed. Our first question, why is the Papillon named after a butterfly?.... Stop by to find out!

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  • 4/14 Tuesday
    Fire Safety Training with Molly

    Fire Safety Training with Molly

    Tuesday, April 14 12pm — 2pm

    Molly, a Dalmatian with a red vest, badge and red toenails is a retired fire service dog for her fire department, honorary Fire Marshal for the Little Rock Fire Department and mascot for the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation. Join us in the library to learn about fire safety and meet Molly!

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  • 4/15 Wednesday
    K9 Tabitha Explosion Detection Dog

    K9 Tabitha Explosion Detection Dog

    Wednesday, April 15 12pm — 2pm

    Tabitha is a 6 year old Doberman Pinscher and is a certified working bomb dog that works for a private security company at JFK airport. Join us in the Library to meet Tabitha and learn about her work for our community.

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  • 4/16 Thursday
    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    Thursday, April 16 12pm — 2pm

    Join us for live demonstrations with the Transit Bureau K-9 Unit. Learn how police dogs are trained to detect and protect as working dogs for the NYPD. The Museum library space transforms so that you these canines in action working alongside their handler partners. Pick up information on the Retired Police Canine Foundation during your visit to learn a little about dogs after retirement and how you can help!

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  • 4/16 Thursday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Thursday, April 16 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

    Tickets Available Soon.

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  • 4/19 Sunday
    Tagalong: Service Dog Demonstration

    Tagalong: Service Dog Demonstration

    Sunday, April 19 12pm — 2pm

    Tagalong is a service dog equipped to aid people with limited mobility by opening doors, turning on light switches and getting dressed. Tag can serve as a balance aid, provide hearing alerts and assist with different psychiatric conditions including PTSD, Autism, and anxiety. Join us in the library for a special demonstration of Tagalong's skills and to learn about how dogs work to help us in our everyday lives!

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  • 5/14 Thursday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Thursday, May 14 6pm — 8:30pm

    Enjoy private access to the AKC Museum after the doors close to the public. Make your way to the library for a step-by-step demonstration with Karen Miura on pastel painting dogs — bring a photo of your pet, or use her dog Lucy as your muse! Opportunities afterward to play with Lucy and socialize with other canine-loving adventurers.

    Tickets Available Soon.

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  • 6/3 Wednesday
    Painting Demonstration: Patrick Saunders

    Painting Demonstration: Patrick Saunders

    Wednesday, June 3 12pm — 2pm

    Drop in during your visit to see artist Patrick Saunders in action as he paints in our library! Ask questions and get up close to see his work up close. 

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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    Plan a visit for your dog at the AKC CANINE RETREAT!

    Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.


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    Accessibility

    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.

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    Photography Policy

    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.