Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Guided tours are on hiatus until further notice. Please email with any questions. Thank you!

We offer guided tours to groups of various ages, from lower elementary students to senior citizens. Our staff and volunteers can tailor tours to meet the needs of individual groups.

What's included in the tour?  Tour guides share information with visitors about the history of the Boston MSPCA, the programs offered on-site, as well as basic pet care tips, interesting animal facts, and suggestions for helping animals in our communities. Visitors will be guided through a number of adoption rooms and areas, viewing our available rabbits, cats, dogs and other small animals.


When are tours offered and how long do they last?  Guided tours are available year round, Wednesdays 4pm-5pm & Fridays 3pm-4pm. Guided tours last 60 minutes.  Tours should be scheduled several weeks in advance to assure tour guide availability.  Most tour groups are capped at 20 visitors, though exceptions can be made for larger groups given advance notice.

What if I can only visit on the weekend?  While we cannot offer guided tours during our weekend hours (11am-4pm), we do have a very visitor-friendly facility and encourage small groups to visit any time we are open. 

Do you have special tour programs for Girl Scouts?  Yes, we have special tour programs for Girl Scouts who are working toward a special badge or service project.  Whether a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette, we offer a fun program that teaches the importance of responsible animal care and supporting those who are less fortunate.  Scouts can even purchase a special MSPCA fun patch at the end of their visit! 

Is there a cost for the tour?  Because the MSPCA receives no state or federal funding, we depend on the generosity of our supporters to cover the cost of care for our animals. We request a $5 donation per person for our guided tours. Financial assistance is available.

How do I schedule a tour?  Please see above. Please contact the Boston MSPCA by emailing

 If leaving a voicemail message, please include the number of attendants, the age group of the visitors, the requested date(s) and time(s), and a phone number and email where you can be reached.