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Educational Tours for Groups

NOTICE (8/6/2022): Tours are available on Saturdays between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for up to 12 individuals. If your group size exceeds this number, please contact us for more information at

Come to NHES’ animal care facility, the Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC), for an inside look at one of the nation’s finest animal shelters! To ensure the safety and comfort of BAAC’s animals, tours will be limited to a maximum of 12 total participants, including adult chaperones. Tours are completely free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Our humane educators will work with your group to tailor a tour and program to fit your group’s needs.

Tours last 45-60 minutes and include:

  • Spending time in our popular cattery
  • Making treats for our shelter dogs or cat toys
  • Learning the safe way to meet and interact with animals

Reservations are required. Virtual tours are available for classrooms and large groups. For more information or questions, please email

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