Dog lovers rejoice: New York City’s newest museum pays homage to man’s best friend. Housed in the same Midtown office building as the American Kennel Club’s headquarters and library, the AKC Museum of the Dog not only displays 180 pieces of dog artwork, it also features half a dozen interactive digital exhibits, such as the “Meet the Breeds” table where visitors can explore all 193 of AKC’s recognized breeds. A surefire crowdpleaser is the digital interactive puppy training display, starring an adorable 10-month-old Labrador Retriever. And have you ever wondered what dog breed looks most like you? Wonder no more. Have your photo taken and analyzed on the spot, and you’ll find out which Spot bears your features. You may be surprised. You’ll certainly chuckle.
Activities for kids and a gift shop for man and beast are on-site. There is one caveat, however: Your four-legged friend has to stay at home, unless it’s a service dog or has been invited for special educational demonstrations.
Opening hours are Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+), students/youths (13-24) and military/veterans, $5 for children under 12.
AKC Museum of the Dog, 101 Park Ave., at E. 40th St., 212.695.8360, www.museumofthedog.org