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.

News & Press

Press Center

Discover the latest news and updates at AKC Museum of the Dog! We always have exciting things going on, so stay up-to-date with our news stories and press releases. For inquiries, please contact: communications@akc.org

NY1 - Paws on Parade

September 28, 2022
Cable news television channel NY1 covers The AKC Museum of the Dog's 40th anniversay celebration Paws on Parade which took place in Bryant Park, New York City. To watch the coverage click here. …
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A tribute to the K9 officers and handlers of 9/11

September 27, 2022
"Now, more than 21 years later, the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York, New York, is making sure we forever remember these valiant men, women, and dogs in uniform. The museum is hosting a special “K9 Officers and Handlers Tribute” on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 6-8pm. The reception and evening event is to salute the hero dogs of 9/11 and police canine officers across the country." To read the rest of the article click here.  …
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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.