Shelter tours

Kittens in adoption center

Explore Animal Humane Society with a visit to one of our four 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.


Please be advised that we have limited availability for the remainder of the school year.


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 availability).
Minimum age: Participants must be at least 6 years old.

Times vary by location.

  • Golden Valley: Monday, 12–8 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Coon Rapids: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 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 and Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5:45 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.

Girl and Cub Scout leaders:  find additional programming at our Scout page!

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