Programs for kids, families, and adults

Families at AHS programs.

Animal Humane Society offers a variety of fun, interactive, and educational programs for animal lovers of all ages. Whether you're looking to help your child foster their interest in animals, or seeking a way to celebrate your own love for animals — AHS has a program for you.

One-day camps and programs

School Break Camps

School Year Camps at AHS immerses students in grades 3-8 in everything animal. These one-of-a-kind day camps are hosted during school breaks at our each of our four locations.

Future Vet Workshop

Students in grades 3-8 interested in becoming a vet one day will love our Future Vet Workshop, which introduces them to the world of shelter medicine. This single day workshop is offered at each of our four locations.

Paint My Pet

Available for kids, families, and adults, Paint My Pet sessions help you unleash your inner artist! Paint a portrait of your pet with the help of an experienced artist at our Golden Valley or St. Paul locations.

Rescue Readers

Rescue Readers provide soothing company to dogs, cats, and critters awaiting adoption in our shelters. Opportunities are available in Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, and Woodbury. 

Cat sniffing cupcakes

Host your birthday party at Animal Humane Society

Celebrate your party animals at AHS, complete with activities like shelter tours, age-appropriate games, and a meet and greet with an adoptable animal.

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Multi-day camps and programs

Project Purpose

Project Purpose is a unique, 8-week program for students in grades 3-10 to learn more about AHS while empowering them to help make the world a better place for animals. 

Summer Camp

Summer Camp, hosted in Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, and Woodbury, is a week-long camp designed for kids entering grades 3-8. Registration for summer 2024 opens in February. 

AHS now offers half-day themed camps at our St. Paul location for grades 3-10 throughout the summer focused on arts and crafts, animal science, or careers helping animals.

Educational opportunities for student groups

AHS also hosts a variety of programs for schools, community groups, and scout groups with options to visit an AHS shelter location for interactive learning, or have an AHS humane educator come to your location or connect with your group virtually.


Review our education program policies and FAQs. For additional information, please complete our contact form.

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline