I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - AKC Museum of the Dog

We were given free tickets to the AKC Museum of the Dog for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: AKC Museum of the Dog

Where: 101 Park Ave.
              New York, NY

Who: All ages


Me: I love dogs so I really enjoyed the AKC Museum of the Dog. It was really fun. There were a lot of pictures of really cute dogs. There were also a lot of ceramic dogs and statutes of dogs. They were all really cute too. There was also a library full of dog books both fictional and nonfictional. There was a virtual dog that you could train. It's name was Molly. You could train her to sit, stay, come and more. After each lesson you taught the dog, you got to give the dog treats and throw a ball for her to fetch. It was really easy and a lot of fun. There was a giant wire dog sculpture that could light up in different colors. There was a statute of Stubby who was a real dog who helped in World War I. We saw a show about Stubby, and also there is an episode of  the TV show, Mysteries at the Museum, that mentions him so it was interesting to get to see a statue of him. The AKC Museum is one my favorite museums I have ever been to, and I really hope I get to go back!


Mom - Whether you want to learn about dogs or you just want to admire them, the AKC Museum of the Dog is the place to go. You can learn about different working dogs, the history of the American Kennel club, dog breeders, and more. There is even a whole library where you can research dogs. If you prefer you can also read about fictional dogs or even watch videos of dogs in the library. There is an extensive collection of dog art including dog pictures, dog paintings, dog drawings,  dog statues and more. There are exhibits of famous dogs like a picture of Millie, the Bush's Whitehouse dog and a statute of Stubby, a hero dog from World War I. There are unique dog products like a chair with dog faces carved into the arms or a collection of sculptures of tiny dogs playing in a band. There are posters of famous dogs movies like Beethoven and Lassie. There are plenty of interactive family friendly exhibits where you can virtually train a dog, find your dog match,  find out the breed of of any dog in the museum and more. There are dog crossword puzzles and word searches. There are special events like days when kids can read to real dogs, and dog art workshops and more. The AKC is a really fun and unique museum and a dog lover's paradise!


For more information, go to https://museumofthedog.org.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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