The Jacksonville Humane Society is proud to offer field trips for students in all grades, K-12. Field trips are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups must be a minimum of 10 students.
The following packages are available:
Length: 1 hour
Includes an info session with a Q & A for students, shelter tour of adoption village, foster office and hospital. Students may have a chance to see kittens being bottle fed or surgery in progress. Students will be able to meet a cat or dog (or both) depending on availability at the shelter.
Maximum Students: 30
Provided: Weekdays beginning at 10:30 or 11 a.m.
Cost: $10/student or $200 max (no charge for adults)
Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Includes an info session with a Q & A for students, shelter tour of adoption, foster office and hospital. Students may have a chance to see kittens being bottle fed or surgery in progress. Students will be able to meet a cat or dog (or both) depending on availability at the shelter. At end of tour, students will be allowed to read to the cats and dogs as part of our Pawsitive Reading enrichment program. Students may bring a book to read or borrow one from our book cart.
Cost: $15/student or $300 max (no charge for adults)
Provided: Weekdays beginning at 10 or 10:30 a.m.
Maximum Students: 30
Field trips must have a 10 student minimum. Groups are permitted to bring less than 10 students if the minimum payment for a group of 10 students is met based on package pricing.
Note: JHS is an animal shelter and, as such, cannot guarantee that an animal suitable for interaction will be available. All efforts will be made but student interaction with a dog or cat is never guaranteed.
We receive many requests for scout troops and other groups to visit in the afternoon and on weekends. We are unable to provide tours to groups at these times. Small groups are welcome to visit our adoption center any time during open hours (M-F 12-7, Sat-Sun 10-5) and inquire about the self-guided tours at the front desk. You may also download our self-guided tour to review with your small group prior to visiting JHS.