Humane Education Programs at MSPCA Boston

Humane education helps foster compassion, responsibility, and respect toward animals, each other, and the environment; at the MSPCA, this is a high priority for us! To attain this goal, we are committed to offering a variety of outreach programs to the public – regardless of age.  Please click on the links below to learn more about the education programs at the Boston MSPCA.  Have a question?  Email

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The School Break Program is an exciting new program for older kids! Taking place during each break for Boston Public Schools, this program invites children to the shelter to help out, meet animals and see how the shelter runs! ages 11-15

Little Bookworms Story Time is the perfect program for 1 year olds through pre-k children. Offered on Tuesday mornings, all little ones are welcome! 1 year though pre-K

Rescue Readers is a new program designed to boost your six- to ten-year old’s reading confidence and help animals at the same time!  Offered select Saturday mornings, pre-registration required. ages 6-10

The Caring Kids Club is a new program for 6-10 year olds, providing participants with the opportunity to learn about our adoptable animals in a fun and interactive environment! Offered Tuesday mornings in the summer and select Tuesday afternoons during the school year; pre-registration is required. ages 6-10

The Junior Volunteer program provides children ages 11-15 the opportunity to work alongside experienced MSPCA volunteers and staff doing chores and providing care for homeless animals!  Offered select Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons, pre-registration required.  ages 11-15

Birthday Parties – You can celebrate your child’s birthday at the MSPCA! 100% of proceeds benefit the thousands of animals we care for each year. ages 5-12

Guided Tours – 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. all ages

Self-Guided Tours – Perfect for families, clubs, or scouts who would like to visit our adoption center and learn more about our animals. all ages

Educational Visits – Our volunteers can offer a presentation to your local school, after school program, or camp to teach students about the importance of caring for animals responsibly. all grades

Other Ways to HelpHost a supply drive, bake sale or lemonade/cider stand.  This is a perfect way for individuals or small groups to help animals in need and enjoy a weekend day at the MSPCA, raising money to support our animals medical needs. all ages

For more information on any of the listed educational programs, please email

Also you may want to check out Project Giving Kids for additional ideas of ways kids can help with social causes.



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