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FOX 5 News Visits Museum of the Dog

December 02, 2019
Fox 5 visited the AKC Museum of the dog to learn all about the Museum's collection, interactive displays, and exhibitions. Click here to watch the segment. …
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American Kennel Club and the AKC Museum of the Dog Announce Museum Return to NYC

April 11, 2019
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading authority and advocate for dogs, and the AKC Museum of the Dog are pleased to announce that the AKC Museum of the Dog will be relocating back to New York City from St.Louis, MO. The move is the result of a mutual agreement between both boards to expand and enhance the future of the Museum. The AKC Museum of the Dog, founded in 1982, was originally housed in The New York Life Building located at 51 Madison Avenue as part of the AKC Headquarters. In 1987,…
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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.