Shelter tours

Explore Animal Humane Society with a visit to one of our five locations for a group tour led by one of our professional humane educators. Learn more about the history of AHS, the animals we work with, the services we provide to animals and the community, and more. Please be advised that AHS is a temporary home to shelter animals that have not had any therapy training. In that regard, AHS tours are educational in nature, and are not intended to be a therapeutic experience for tour participants.

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Tours are offered throughout the year by appointment, and can often be combined with a classroom program. Tours are offered on weekdays at all five shelter locations, during the following hours:

Golden Valley: Monday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Woodbury: Monday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Coon Rapids: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Buffalo: Monday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
St. Paul: Monday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Advanced reservations are required for all tours. Our tour schedules often fill up several weeks in advance, so contact us as early as possible to schedule your group's tour.

Cost: $1 per person ($15 minimum)
Length of tour: 45-60 minutes
Group size (including all adults/chaperones): 

Golden Valley: 5 to 40 people*
Woodbury: 5 to 15 people*
Coon Rapids: 5 to 15 people*
Buffalo: 5 to 15 people*
St. Paul: 5 to 12 people*

*Invite family and friends to make the 5 person minimum!

Minimum age: Participants must be at least 6 years old