Dog lovers, here’s a great destination for your next trip to the Big Apple… New York City will soon have its own “dog museum” and it looks fascinating! The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is returning to New York after spending 32 years in St. Louis, Missouri. They’re preparing to reopen at 101 Park Avenue in New York City.
The museum opens February 8th!
This museum features every type of dog-related art and cultural artefact you can imagine. Their enormous collection includes painting, sculptures, giant posters from dog-related movies, drawing, books and historical items. Noteworthy items include a 2000-year-old paw print and a 30 million-year-old dog fossil.
There are also state-of-the-art interactive exhibits – one very cool screen-based exhibit promises to match you with a certain dog breed based on your physical appearance. Cool!
The museum also features an extensive library with books about every breed and more.
Admission to the Museum of the Dog will be $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $10 for students, seniors, youth (13-24) and active or retired military personnel.
Sadly, only service dogs will be allowed on the premises – after all, there is lots of valuable art in this museum, and it would be risky to have people’s dogs chasing after each other in there!