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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 care for, the services we provide, and more. 

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

  • Golden Valley: Monday, 12–8 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Buffalo: Monday, 12–8 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Coon Rapids: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • St. Paul: Monday, 12–8 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Woodbury: Monday, 12–6 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 7 p. m.

Reservations are required for all tours. Our tour schedules often fill up several weeks in advance — contact us as early as possible to schedule your group tour.

Cost: $20 (plus $1 per person exceeding 20 for Golden Valley tours)
Length of tour: 45-60 minutes
Group size: Tours require a minimum of five people and can accommodate up to 15 people (or 40 people in Golden Valley, depending on time of year).
Minimum age: Participants must be at least 6 years old.

Shelter tours and classroom programs are fully booked for June, July, and August 2017.
We are almost fully booked for the school year!  Select weekday dates available in May on a first-come, first-served basis.