UPCOMING EVENTS

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

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  • 9/17 Tuesday
    Dogs After the Job: Retired Police Canine Foundation

    Dogs After the Job: Retired Police Canine Foundation

    Tuesday, September 17 1pm — 3pm

    After training interactive dog Molly and learning about Dogs on the Job during your visit, make your way to the library to meet Richard Geraci, Trustee of the Retired Police Canine Foundation (RPCF). Learn about the organization and its mission to raise awareness about the service dogs provide in homeland security , community police work, and border patrol – and to relieve the financial burden of those who adopt these dogs when they retire by assisting with vet bills, securing housing, and assisting with other expenses.

    Drop in to learn more about dogs in the force and their life when they retire.

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  • 9/19 Thursday

    Painting a Master

    Thursday, September 19 12:30pm — 2:30pm

    Walk through the galleries and see an old masterpiece come to life. Watch artist Johanne Mangi paint her own rendition of some of the most renown artworks from the Museum collection. 

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  • 10/15 Tuesday

    Painting a Master

    Tuesday, October 15 12:30pm — 2:30pm

    Walk through the galleries and see an old masterpiece come to life. Watch artist Johanne Mangi paint her own rendition of some of the most renown artworks from the Museum collection. 

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  • 10/16 Wednesday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Wednesday, October 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.

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  • 10/20 Sunday
    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Dagger DogVinci: Painting Demo

    Sunday, October 20 11am — 1pm

    Meet Dagger...the Painting Dog! Come see Yvonne and her dog Dagger as he paints in the Museum library! Dagger "The Do Good Dog" has sold over 450 paintings and has donated over $130,000 to charity to date. Dagger's Paint 'N Paw Workshops have become extremely popular keeping him busy as he travels from libraries & schools bringing his message of Education and Community Service to each. Stop by to seem him and snap a picture in our library!

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  • 11/8 Friday
    In The Author’s Corner: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain

    In The Author’s Corner: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain

    Friday, November 8 2pm — 4pm

    Join us in the library to meet and listen to Rick Crandall and Joseph Cosgriff as they take us through their book: The Dog Who Took Me Up A Mountain.

    The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in his mid-60s and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado’s highest peaks. Depressed following tech industry bubble burst, a divorce and an empty nest, Rick moved to Aspen. Soon, his new wife was breeding award winning Australian terriers and Rick was walking them. Walks turned to hikes with Emme, a 20-pound Australian terrier always climbing higher. Rick got stronger, healthier and at age 64 climbed his first of 58 of Colorado’s “fourteeners” -- peaks with altitudes of over 14,000 feet. In mountaineering, Rick found his new passion. Emme has led him—out of the abyss and to the top of the mountain. Rick’s story is about living your best life at a point when some people think life is over. It’s an inspirational story about facing challenges; starting again and that you’re never too old to find your passion.

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  • 11/12 Tuesday
    Pastel Workshop

    Pastel Workshop

    Tuesday, November 12 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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  • 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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  • 11/29 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.

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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.

    Buy Tickets Soon!

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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.