WE ARE OPEN 11:00AM-6:00PM
Today’s Hours: 11am – 6pm
The Museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. We will open for regular hours Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00am – 6:00pm with last admission at 5:00pm.
Close out your week by taking time to Paws to Read with the AKC Museum of the Dog! Join us in our library space on Friday afternoons for a dog-themed storytime complete with special toys and puzzles, art making, and learning about different breeds of dogs. This program is designed for kids 10 and under with an adult learning partner, but everyone is welcome.
Special for February 23: Join author/illustrator Erin McGill for a reading of her book, “If You Want a Friend in Washington: Wacky, Wild, & Wonderful Presidential Pets.” We will look at presidential pets and find out more about which breeds have made for some of the most notable First Dogs.
Free for Members and included with General Admission. Space is limited. Use the link on this listing to purchase your tickets and reserve your space.
Here’s your chance to visit the AKC MoD with your favorite furry friends! But, get your tickets early! These events typically sell out and we cannot guarantee there will be space the day of the event.
Roam the galleries with fellow dog owners and lovers during our pet friendly hours.
Free for Members at the Individual level and above; Non-Members $20 Humans, $5 Dogs.
All attendees will be required to sign a waiver before entry.
Special for March 1: March Madness
Celebrate dog mascots at this edition of Furry Friday! Learn which breeds represent which teams and what makes a great dog mascot. Also, participate in our own Museum tournament to find out which stuffed dog is the champion cuddler. Snuggle some stuffed pups from the shop and tell us which breed should win our version of The Big Dance.
Join the New York Adventure Club for an exclusive after-hours pastel painting workshop at the AKC Museum of the Dog!
Led by award-winning artist Karen Miura and her dog, Lucy, our fun and relaxed artistic experience will include:
All painting supplies will be provided, and all art can be taken home!
*Please bring a 5×7 or 6×8 color image of your pet, along with a black and white photocopy of that photo. (Let us know at check in if you need to print yours on-site)
**Pets are not allowed for this class
***All interested are welcome, no painting experience is required
Get to know a dog breed at the AKC Museum of the Dog!
Each month we are highlighting one of the 201 recognized breeds in the American Kennel Club. You’ll learn the history of the breed as well as key characteristics of their anatomy and coat that help them meet the standard. Activities include art-making, stories and books, a collectable breed fact sheet, and an opportunity to meet a live dog.
March’s Breed Spotlight: Irish Red and White Setter
The rollicking Irish Red and White Setter is an athletic medium-sized bird dog bred primarily for hunting. Fun-loving, friendly, and high-spirited, Irish Red and Whites are a bit shorter and stockier than their cousin the Irish Setter. The stunning coat, vivid red islands floating on a sea of pearl white, has a practical function: it enables hunters to spot their dog at a distance. The handsome face projects a keen but kindly expression.
This event is free for Members and included with General Admission. Please be sure to purchase your General Admission tickets for the date of the event.
Fittingly on K9 Veteran’s Day, the AKC Museum of the Dog opens the exhibition, The Dogs That Serve: The K9 Transit Bureau as photographed by Margaret Foxmoore.
The Dogs That Serve tells the story of the NYPD Transit Bureau Canine Unit through the use of beautiful images captured by Margaret Foxmoore. The exhibition is punctuated with articles written by the unit’s founding officers and those who currently serve and explores moments with the officers and their K9 partners photographed over the past six years. These are the teams that keep New York City, and the nation safer.
The exhibition runs March 13, 2024 – May 5, 2024.
Special for March 15: Teaching Dog Tricks!
Join representatives from School For The Dogs and learn the basics for how to teach your dog new tricks. Trick training is a great way to exercise your dog’s mind and body without a lot of space or a big time commitment. Learn building-block skills needed to teach adorable behaviors and give humans lots of fun ideas for new ways to challenge their dogs! No prior tricks training required!
There will be two training sessions, one at 6:15pm and one at 7:00pm. Please select which hour during the time of ticket purchase/registration.
AKC Museum of the Dog Members, at the Individual level and above that register and attend this Furry Friday, will have a chance to enter their dog to be picked as a demonstration dog during the program. Not a Member? Join today! Demo dogs should not have any serious behavioral concerns and should be comfortable working with a new person in a busy environment. Please bring your dog’s favorite treats and a favorite toy in case you are selected. A brief questionnaire will follow so we can learn more about your dog before the presentation.
Anna Ostroff, CPDT-KA, SFTD-CPT, FFCP, AKC CGC, CTDI, SA PRO™
Anna is a Behavior Therapy Trainer and the Group Class Manager at School For The Dogs in NYC. Anna loves making training enjoyable by giving humans and dogs the tools to communicate and has been working with dogs for over a decade. She began in rescue, consulting on behavior cases and serving as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Mighty Mutts. Anna specializes in separation anxiety, fear based anxiety and aggression, and also has a love for tricks training.