The AKC Museum of the Dog: A Paw-fect Event Venue in NYC

What to Know about Hosting an Event at The AKC Museum of the Dog

Love dogs? Have an event coming up? BLACE has the perfect venue for you! Host your next event at NYC's most charming and unique event space dedicated to man's best friend—the AKC Museum of the Dog. With its stunning canine-related art collection and rich history, this museum offers a one-of-a-kind experience that you and your guests will love.

History of the AKC Museum of the Dog

Located in the heart of New York City, the AKC Museum of the Dog has a rich history dating back to 1982. Originally, the unique museum was located in The New York Life Building at 51 Madison Avenue as part of the American Kennel Association's (AKC) headquarters, but by 1987, the museum moved across state lines to Queeny Park, West St. Louis County, Missouri.

For 30 years, the AKC Museum of the Dog resided in Queeny Park, where visitors could come and explore the fascinating exhibits that celebrated all things canine. After a successful residence in Missouri, the museum was brought back home to NYC and reunited with the AKC headquarters at 101 Park Ave in the Kalikow building.

Today, the AKC Museum of the Dog in NYC features rotating canine-related exhibits that educate the public about the human-canine bond through its 1,700-piece collection and library filled with 4000-volumes.

What Events are Best at the AKC Museum of the Dog?  

One of the best parts about the AKC Museum of the Dog is its ability to accommodate various events due to the uniqueness of the space. Some events that are perfect for hosting here include:

• Product launches
• Brand activations
• Corporate dinners
• Corporate cocktail events
• Photoshoots
• Interview video productions
• Holiday parties
• Networking events
• Press events

What Does the Venue Offer?

The AKC Museum of the Dog is a spacious, two-floor venue filled with stunning works of art, interactive experiences like "Discover Your Look-Alike Dog," and exhibition areas. The 15,000 sq. ft. space features high ceilings, beautiful lighting, and a modern yet timeless aesthetic that will impress your guest list of up to 300 people. Essential amenities offered at the venue include an elevator, WIFI, glass frontage, HVAC, and ADA restrooms.

Are Dogs Allowed at the AKC Museum of the Dog? 

Out of courtesy, only service dogs and dogs invited for demonstration are allowed in the venue. However, "Furry Fridays" are offered at the museum monthly for you and your dog to attend by reservation.

How to Book the Venue for Your Next Event  

Ready to book the AKC Museum of the Dog for your upcoming event? You're in luck! The event venue is available for private rental exclusively through the BLACE platform.

And guess what? Our platform allows you to book your event, from venue to vendors, all in one place with end-to-end event management. So, you can seamlessly book everything your event at the AKC Museum of the Dog needs, including entertainment, A/V & lighting, floral & décor, photographers, videographers, and staffing.

Book the venue online today!