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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.

Tours are offered throughout the year by appointment, and can often be combined with a classroom program. Tours can be scheduled on Monday from 12-8PM, and Tuesday-Friday from 10AM-8PM. 

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 20 people or 40 people split into two groups*
Woodbury:  5 to 15 people*
Coon Rapids:  5 to 12 people*
Buffalo:  5 to 12 people*
St. Paul:  5 to 10 people*

*Invite family and friends to make the minimum!

Minimum age: Participants must be at least 6 years old

Availability: By appointment only. Please call at least 2-4 weeks in advance to schedule your tour.

For more information, please call (763) 489-2220 or contact Education online.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

Operating hours

St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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