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UPCOMING Programs

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

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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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  • 4/15 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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  • 5/1 Friday
    Furry Friday

    Furry Friday

    Friday, May 1 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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  • 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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  • 6/5 Friday
    Furry Friday

    Furry Friday

    Friday, June 5 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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  • 7/3 Friday
    Furry Friday

    Furry Friday

    Friday, July 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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  • 7/10 Friday

    On the Trail of Lassie’s Tale

    Friday, July 10 12pm — 1:30pm

    Join us for a talk with Geoff Gehman, journalist and Knight biographer, during "On the Trail of Lassie's Tale: The Underdog Story of Eric Knight's 'Lassie Come-Home'". Gehman will visit the Museum in celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Eric' Knight's "Lassie Come-Home".  Listen and learn about the legacy of Knight's work as an author and the inspiration behind on of the best-known and most beloved dog-and-human story. Sit in for stories and a Q&A segment in our library.   

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  • 8/7 Friday
    Furry Friday

    Furry Friday

    Friday, August 7 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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  • 11/7 Saturday

    Canine Lymphoma Lecture

    Saturday, November 7 2pm — 5pm

    Join us for a lecture about the latest in lymphoma research on Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day! Brought to you by the Canine Health Foundation (CHF), this lecture is free and available from 2pm-3pm and 4pm-5pm.

    Visit the CHF website to learn more about the work of the foundation in funding scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease.

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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.