NYC – Museum of the Dog

The Smithsonian had a day where it was free admission to several museums throughout the country and free is always good for me! I have passed the museum, several times, and decided this was the day to visit. So here I am at the Museum of the Dog in NYC.

The museum has beautiful dog-themed fine art, statues, a full library of all things dog, and other exhibits! There is even a fun interactive program to see what dog you are! I found the exhibition spaces to be outstanding. I had plenty of room to look around and the exhibits seemed like they were surrounding you. If you are a dog lover then, you will be in heaven.


There are a few interactive stations. What breed of dog you would be, then try the digital board with information about all the different breeds.

There is also a small library and coloring station. The majority of the museum is paintings, statues, and glass dogs. I wish there were more interactive parts to the museum.



The staff is extremely friendly and so happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have. There is also a cute gift shop for the dog-lover in your life.

Buy your tickets in advance online as reservations are required. Be sure to choose the Furry Friday option and add the dog ticket too! When you arrive in-person, you must sign a waiver for your dog.

The first Friday of every month is Furry Friday and leashed-dogs are allowed to join you at the museum between 6-8pm. Fee: $15

I would recommend a visit to any dog lover

Web page: here

Author: thom bradley

I am an educator who has worked in Woodstock NY, Rhinebeck NY, Salisbury CT and who has lived in Rhinebeck, Wilmington NC and New York City. I have been interested in photography since the '60s. I enjoy walking as a hobby and have taken quite a few pictures during these strolls. I share some of these adventures on thombradley.org or www.thombradley.wordpress.com. I

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