We offer many unique, educational, and fun opportunities for kids to interact with animals and learn compassion and kindness for all living things. From afterschool clubs to camps and birthday parties, there is something for every child! 

Want to visit our Humane Education classroom to learn about our programs or the animals in our care? We currently offer walk-in hours on Mondays from 11 am-12 pm and Tuesdays from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm.

For all other visits, please email [email protected] for scheduling and availability.

Health and Safety Information – At the NHSPCA, we believe in creating a safe and healthy space for our animals, staff, and guests. At this time, masks are NOT required while participating in Humane Education programs. However, we will continue to monitor Covid-19 trends in our area, and masking requirements may be updated at any time. To maximize safety, we are continuing to limit the number of individuals in an enclosed space for long periods of time, particularly as we enter cold and flu season.

If you or someone in your group has symptoms of Covid-19 (including a fever, cough, sneezing, etc.), a known Covid-19 exposure, or you simply feel sick, we kindly ask that you do not enter our facility and notify us as soon as possible.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.  

February/March Vacation Camp

The Humane Education department at the NHSPCA is excited to welcome campers back for our next camp, running during the upcoming SAU16 school vacation week of February 27-March 3! To continue to offer camp to more age ranges during school vacations, this year we are offering two-day camps! All our campers will learn about the NHSPCA, meet our classroom ambassador animals, and complete fun animal-themed activities!

Click on buttons below to learn more about camp opportunities for ages 7-9 and 10-12

Monday-Tuesday Camp (ages 7-9)

Wednesday-Thursday Camp (ages 10-12)

Birthday Parties

Make it a day to remember! When you have a birthday party with us, you get to meet the animals in our Humane Education classroom, tour our Adoption Center, farm/barn areas, and/or our newly expanded campus, participate in animal-themed activities, and invite friends to share your child’s love for animals!  

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Volunteer Opportunities ages 13-17

Under staff supervision, teens ages 13-17 in our Junior Volunteer program will help care for animals at the NHSPCA by helping with feeding, cleaning, enrichment activities, and more.

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Kids’ Clubs

Starting in January 2023, we’re excited to be updating our afterschool club schedule so that we can offer clubs to more age-ranges again! Afterschool clubs will now be offered in sessions, taking place once per month for the next five months. Our club members will get to participate in animal-themed activities, spend time with our Ambassador animals, and learn more about the NHSPCA and the animals in our care!

Click the buttons below to learn more about our kids’ clubs, now available for ages 6-8 and ages 9-12!

Caring Kids Club

Amazing Animal Lovers Club

Storytime with the Animals

We welcome families with children ages 2-5 to visit our Humane Education classroom for story time with our classroom animals!  Children will listen to a story about an animal, color a picture of an animal, and visit the animals in the classroom. Reservations are required!  

 Reserve Spot

Reading with the Animals

Reading with the animals takes places two evenings per month and is available for children in grades 1-8! Whether your child loves to read, or they could use a boost of reading confidence, they are invited to join us at the NHSPCA to read to an animal. 

February Registration

Additional Humane Education Programs

Check out some of our other offerings by visiting the links below!

Virtual Visits

Animal Pen Pals

Scout Badge Programs 

Ethics and Welfare