Shelter tours offer a hands-on approach to humane education and allow students to experience the animal shelter world first-hand. Groups will have the opportunity to socialize with shelter pets, and educators have the option of adding a community service element or educational presentation to their group’s experience.
Educators and group leaders can request a guided group tour for any age group during shelter operating hours. A Maui Humane Society representative will introduce the group to Freddie the tortoise and give them a tour of our Cat Ohana, Critter Corner and Dog Kennels while providing information about some of our agency’s programs and initiatives along the way.
Booking a Shelter Tour
To book a shelter tour, educators must first submit a Shelter Tour Request.
Because of space restrictions, tour groups are limited to a maximum of 12 students and 2 chaperones per tour (larger groups may be split into smaller units/ time-blocked). Groups of students under age 7 must be accompanied by one chaperone per 6 students. Group shelter tours must be booked at least one week in advance of the proposed date. If your group will be adding a community service element or educational presentation to their shelter experience, this must be noted on the request form and submitted a minimum of two weeks from the proposed date.
Questions? Contact our Outreach & Education Coordinator at (808) 877-3680 ext. 233 or email us.