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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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  • 11/19 Tuesday
    Cheetah Conservation Fund: Dogs Saving Cats Lecture

    Cheetah Conservation Fund: Dogs Saving Cats Lecture

    Tuesday, November 19 6:30pm — 8pm

    Dogs saving cats…can you believe it! Join us at the Museum for an exclusive lecture featuring guest speaker Brian Badger of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Learn about the Livestock Guarding Dog program and the impact of Anatolian Shepherds aiding in cheetah conservation in Namibia. This lecture is available from 6:30-8pm, including time for a half hour lecture, Q&A with Brian, and the opportunity to privately tour the Museum space afterhours.

    Brian Badger is the Director of Conservation & Outreach for the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in the United States. Brian’s has been associated with CCF more than 16 years and that includes working as CCF’s Operations Manager for five years at the CCF Research and Education Centre, which serves as the International Headquarters for CCF’s global operations in Namibia where Livestock Guarding Dogs help save cheetah in the wild.

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  • 11/23 Saturday

    Reed Evins: Artist at Work

    Saturday, November 23 12pm — 2pm

    Join artist Reed Evins in the Library to witness his process and watch his creations come to life! Reed’s recent collection of paper dog collages cleverly uses his unique sense of color, texture, and unexpected materials. Stop by during your visit to watch Evins at work and maybe even take one of his works home from our giftshop!

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 11/29 Friday
    In The Author’s Corner: The Muttcracker

    In The Author’s Corner: The Muttcracker

    Friday, November 29 12pm — 1pm

    Start out the holiday season with a reading from author Donna Parrey of The Muttcracker! The book and illustrations tell the classic tale of the Nutcracker with a doggy twist! Listen to hear the different breeds mentioned in this holiday tail to add a special memory with your family during your visit.

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 12/1 Sunday
    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Sunday, December 1 11am — 1pm

    Rescheduled: As promised, Dagger DogVinci and his owner, artist Yvonne Dagger will be coming to the Museum for a live painting demonstration. Dagger is a unique and talented dog who uses his skills as an artist to educate children and give back to charitable organizations! In his "career, Dagger has helped to raise over $130,000 for charities and will debut in France next year! Come see him for a day the entire family will enjoy!

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 12/3 Tuesday
    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    NYPD Transit Bureau K-9 Unit: Live Demonstration

    Tuesday, December 3 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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  • 12/8 Sunday

    Reed Evins: Artist at Work

    Sunday, December 8 12pm — 2pm

    Join artist Reed Evins in the Library to witness his process and watch his creations come to life! Reed’s recent collection of paper dog collages cleverly uses his unique sense of color, texture, and unexpected materials. Stop by during your visit to watch Evins at work and maybe even take one of his works home from our giftshop!

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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  • 12/11 Wednesday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Wednesday, December 11 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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  • 12/13 Friday

    Painting Demonstration: Johanne Mangi

    Friday, December 13 12pm — 2pm

    Drop in during your visit to see artist Johanne Mangi in action as she paints a Fiona, the Bernese Mountain Dog, in our library! Fiona is the AKC's one millionth AKC Canine Good Citizen and spends her time as a grief therapy dog. Meet Fiona and watch as Mangi brings her to life through a painting portrait session.

    Program Free with the purchase of admission.

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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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  • 1/11 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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  • 1/24 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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  • 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.