Dog lovers rejoice! Museum of the Dog is welcoming visitors to its NYC location and with COVID rules firmly in place, this is one outing that’s not for the dogs.
Brought to you by the American Kennel Club, Museum of the Dog features both works by world renowned artists and community members all focused on the love of our canine BFF’s. MoD’s mission is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the role of dogs in society and educate the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that inspire engagement with dogs.
The AKC Museum of the dog was founded in 1982 and after moving to St. Louis, it returned to its original home at the AKC headquarters.
Located at 101 Park Ave, the museum is a mix of fine art and high-tech displays and hopes to capture the hearts and minds of its visitors. And with rotating exhibits featuring objects from its 1,700-piece collection and 4,000-volume library there’s something for fans of every breed to see here.
Some of the fun interactive experiences here include “Meet the Breeds,” where you can learn about each breed’s unique physical features, personality traits, purpose/common jobs and history, and find the breeds depicted in artworks. In “Dogs on the Job” you’ll learn to train a dog using commands and hand signals. With “Find Your Match” you can take an image of yourself and, through visual recognition software, see which dog breed looks most like you (and don’t forget to post it on social media!).
MoD is currently open at 25% capacity and welcoming visitors Wednesday- Sunday 11am-6pm. They are taking COVID precautions seriously — masks are required in the museum (if you forget your mask, they have disposable ones on hand for you to use) and guests are asked to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. AKC Museum of the Dog recommends guests purchase timed tickets ($15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under) in advance. See you there for a tail-wagging good time!