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Besides a place to adopt your family pet, the Animal Humane Society offers other family and youth programs, including classes, camps and story times at some locations.
Furry Tales Story Time
Two locations currently offer Furry Tales story times.
- Golden Valley; 2nd Wednesday of each month; 10:00 - 10:45am
- Woodbury; 1st Thursday of each month; 10:00 - 10:45am
This series is geared toward preschool kids between 2-4 years. Each month pre-ks and their parents can enjoy a picture storybook, a craft. and a special time with an animal. The program is free but pre-registration is required. Furry Tales Story Time is featured in our Top Kids Storytimes in the Twin Cities.
Birthday Parties at the Animal Humane Society
On site birthday parties are no longer offered, however, you can still schedule a shelter tour. There is also a downloadable DIY party kit available to have your own adopt-a-pet themed birthday party with stuffed pets.
Find other ideas for birthday parties in our Guide to Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids
Volunteer at the Animal Humane Society
They also offer Project Purpose workshops which give kids between the ages of 12-15 seasonal service projects. These workshops cost $40 and do not offer significant animal contact.
Summer Camps the Animal Humane Society
Animal-themed summer Camp's are offered in five-day sessions during June through August for kids finishing grades 3-10. These camps fill quickly and you'll want to get signed up early in February. This camp is featured in our annual summer camp guide, where we list updated information on dates and prices.
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