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5/24 Friday

Sawyer the Seadog

Friday, May 24 1pm — 3pm
In honor of Fleet Week and Memorial Day, Sawyer the Seadog will visit MOD to educate visitors on dogs and military history! Meet Sawyer from the National Museum of the U.S. Navy to learn about the roles of dogs in the United States military. From coloring pages to historical handouts, take home some history on your visit in honor of Memorial Day.…
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5/25 Saturday

Smoky, The Dog That Saved My Life: The Bill Wynne Story

Saturday, May 25 12:30pm — 2pm
Meet Nancy Roe Pimm, author of Smoky, the Dog That Saved My Life: The Billy Wynne Story and Bill Wynne, WWII veteran. World War II soldier Bill Wynne met Smoky while serving in New Guinea, where the dog, who was smaller than Wynne’s army boot, was found trying to scratch her way out of a foxhole. After he adopted her, Smoky served as the squadron mascot and is credited as being the first therapy dog for the emotional support she provided the soldiers. Hear stories from Pimm and Wynne, then watch Rick Caran and his Yorkie Ruby entertain the crowd…
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5/27 Monday

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Movie Screening, Memorial Day

Monday, May 27 1pm — 2:40pm
Join us this Memorial Day at the Museum of the Dog for a movie screening of “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.” It is the true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history.  Run time is 1 hour and 34 minutes.…
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Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.


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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.