UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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  • 12/17 Tuesday
    Hachiko: A Look into the Life of “Hachi”

    Hachiko: A Look into the Life of “Hachi”

    Tuesday, December 17 12pm — 1pm

    Sit and Learn with Yumi McDonald as she tells the story of Hachiko, an Akita that developed an unbreakable bond with its owner in Japan. Discover the tale of the dog who never stopped waiting for his master at Shibuya Station from McDonald, whose mother saw Hachiko as a child. Even meet an Akita in person!

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 12/21 Saturday
    MEET THE BREEDS®: Gordon Setter

    MEET THE BREEDS®: Gordon Setter

    Saturday, December 21 12pm — 2pm

    Join us as we welcome a Gordon Setter to the Museum. Dog owner Jennifer will be available to answer your questions about the breed and learn about its personality, lifestyle and more! Learn more about Gordon Setters and even meet one in person. Yes, dog-selfies are not only accepted, but encouraged! 

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 12/28 Saturday
    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    Saturday, December 28 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!

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 1/3 Friday
    Furry Friday

    Furry Friday

    Friday, January 3 5pm — 7pm

    Furry Fridays are here! Buy your ticket for you and your dog to visit the Museum during our special "furry" friendly hours. The first Friday of each month will one of the rare opportunities for you to bring your dog to the Museum! Buy your tickets today!

    *If you will be attending with your dog(s), you will be required to sign a waiver upon entry.


    Membership Discount Available

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  • 1/11 Saturday
    Meet the Breeds®: Schipperke

    Meet the Breeds®: Schipperke

    Saturday, January 11 12pm — 2pm

    Meet Seeker the Schipperke in our library on January 11th! Dog owner Melanie will be available to answer your questions about the breed and learn about its personality, lifestyle and more! We invite you to get up close and make a new furry friend while learning all about Schipperkes.

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 1/15 Wednesday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Wednesday, January 15 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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  • 1/24 Friday
    Dog Days of Winter

    Dog Days of Winter

    Friday, January 24 — Friday, February 14
    10am — 5pm

    This February, the AKC Museum of the Dog will be hosting a Members Only pop-up exhibition showcasing the artistic talent within our community. Anyone currently enrolled in a membership program is encouraged to submit their canine-centric art for consideration—this includes all membership levels and types. 

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  • 2/13 Thursday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Thursday, February 13 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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  • 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.

    Tickets Available Soon.

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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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  • 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.