Humane education teaches kindness, compassion and empathy for animals, people and the environment.

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 are currently undergoing some staffing changes, so please email to confirm staff 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.  

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 13-15

Under staff supervision, teens ages 13-15 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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Reading with the Animals

Reading with the animals is open to everyone 5 years and older.

 Practice reading in a safe space. Increase reading proficiency and confidence! Unwind from a busy day and help socialize our shelter animals. 

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Story Time

We’d like to welcome families with children ages 2-5 to visit our Humane Education classroom for story time with our classroom animals Tuesdays and Thursday 10:45 -11:30!  Walk-in’s welcome however, space is limited.

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Kids’ Clubs

2024 After School Clubs are still being developed.
Come back soon for more information. 

Afterschool clubs will soon be offered in sessions, 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!

kids’ clubs, will be available for ages 6-8 and ages 9-12. 

Additional Humane Education Programs

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

Animal Pen Pals

Group Tours

Scout Badge Programs