On Wednesday December 7th, the Museum will open from 11am-4:30pm, with last admission at 3:30pm. Additionally, the Museum will be fully closed on Thursday, December 8th.


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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 for 1 year
  • 15% discount at the Museum store
  • Priority registration for Museum events
  • Admission to special Members Only events & Exhibition Previews
  • An AKC Museum of the Dog Membership Card 
  • A subscription to the quarterly newsletter and AKC Family Dog

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

Blue Ribbon

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

  • Guest Passes for 4
  • 10% off at the AKC online store
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, on the Member Wall at the Museum, and on our website.
  • Exclusive Museum of the Dog branded Member Pin

$250 ($237 tax deductible)

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Grand Champion

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

  • Guest Passes for 6 guests
  • Free Private Tour for Member and up to 5 guests
  • Complimentary Museum of the Dog gift

$500 ($487 tax deductible)

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Best in Show

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

  • Guest passes for 10 guests
  • Free registration & admission to MoD Paid events
  • 15% off AKC online store
  • Invitation to Museum Gala
  • Free private tour with Museum Curator or Museum Director

$1000 ($987 tax deductible)

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Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.



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.