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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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

PBS - AKC Museum of the Dog Preview

September 15, 2022
"A visit to the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, one of the only museums dedicated solely to the depiction of dogs. The Museum celebrates the important role dogs play in society as well as the more personal human-to-canine bond. Its permanent collection, one of the largest holdings of canine-related fine art in the world, comprises paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and bronzes." To watch the video click here.…
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The New York Times - The Dogs of 9/11: Their Failed Searches for Life Helped Sustain It

August 30, 2021
"Though there were not many survivors to find amid the destruction, the devotion of the dogs to their work became an inspiring sight to emergency medical workers and to others who witnessed the urgent rescue effort. Now, as the 20th anniversary of the attacks approaches, those efforts are being memorialized in an exhibition opening on Wednesday at the American Kennel Club’s Museum of the Dog. Titled “9/11 Remembered: Search & Rescue Dogs,” the exhibition also looks beyond the parameters of 9/11 to recognize dogs who worked at other disasters as well, not just in the United States,…
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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.