Membership

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By becoming a member of the AKC Museum of the Dog, you not only gain access to many unique benefits, but you help us continue to enrich the human-canine bond by supporting our special exhibitions, educational outreach and public programs. 

Membership provides premiere access to our world-renowned collection, facilities, and special member-only events. 

Join today and experience this exquisite, lovingly curated testament to man’s best friend.

Tax deductible amounts are calculated based on the estimated value of goods and services provided with each membership level.

Basic Membership

All memberships are based on an annual gift and include:

  • Unlimited Museum admission
  • A subscription to the quarterly newsletter and AKC Family Dog
  • 15% discount at the Museum store
  • Priority registration for Museum events
  • Admission to special Members Only events
  • Recognition in our annual report, website and in the museum
  • An AKC Museum of the Dog branded gift

Individual - $60 ($47 tax deductible)

Family/Dual - $95 ($82 tax deductible)

(Benefits of above category for 2 adults and 2 children under 12)

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$60 Individual
$95 Family/Dual
$500

Blue Ribbon

Members at this level receive all the benefits of the above level in addition to:

  • Admission passes for 2 guests
  • A 10% discount at the AKC online store
  • A 25% discount on Museum of the Dog paid events

$500 ($487 tax deductible)

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$1,000

Best of Breed

Members at this level receive all the benefits of the above level in addition to:

  • Admission passes for 6 guests
  • A 10% discount to AKC Canine Retreat
  • A 50% discount on Museum of the Dog paid events 

$1,000 ($987 tax deductible)

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$2,500

Champion

Members at this level receive all the benefits of the above level in addition to:

  • Admission passes for 8 guests
  • A 20% discount at AKC Canine Retreat
  • Private tours of the Museum
  • Free registration and admission to Museum of the Dog paid events

$2,500 ($2,487 tax deductible)

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$5,000

Grand Champion

Members at this level receive all the benefits of the above level in addition to:

  • Admission passes for 10 guests
  • 4 tickets to AKC's Annual Meet and Compete during Westminster Weekend
  • Private tour and dinner with Museum of the Dog Director (up to 4 guests)

$5,000 ($4,359 tax deductible)

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Best in Show

Members at this level receive all the benefits of the above level in addition to:

  • Admission passes for 12 guests
  • A 20% discount at the AKC Online store
  • 4 tickets to the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
  • Private tour and dinner with Museum of the Dog Director (up to 8 guests)
  • Complimentary use of Museum space for a private reception

$10,000 ($8,831 tax deductible)

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$10,000
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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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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.