Two children training brown rabbit during special experience attraction at Animal Welfare Association.

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Experiences

Ever Wanted to
Become a Vet For a Day?,Have a Private Cat Party?,Become a Rabbit Trainer?,Solve Puzzles with Dogs?

Now You Can, Only at AWA

Does your child love animals? So much that they talk about growing up and working with them? Bring them to Animal Welfare Association and give them an experience they’ll never forget!

Your child and 1 special guest will be treated like VIPs as they get to hangout behind-the-scenes and engage with our animals in ways you won’t find anywhere else.

You can choose their favorite experience, add them to a birthday party hosted at AWA, or stack them together to give them a day full of memories that last a lifetime!

Child looking into microscope during Vet Pretend Play Experience at Animal Welfare Association.

5 Amazing VIP Experiences

Become Vet for a Day

Become Vet for a Day


Go on a behind the scenes tour of our Pet Clinic and become a vet yourself with this immersive dress up experience! We will perform surgery on stuffed animals, look at parasites through microscopes, view x-rays, and tour each aspect of the clinic.

30 mins
Community Cat Room

Community Cat Room


Spend time surrounded by and playing with multiple cats in our Community Cat Room.

This area is usually off-limits, so you'll feel like a real VIP getting the opportunity to pet, play and hangout in their private room!

15 mins
Doggy Treasure Box

Doggy Treasure Box


Go behind-the-scenes in our pet kitchen and make mega enrichment toy puzzles for 2 dogs.

You and a friend will watch them go crazy trying to figure out how to solve your puzzles!

25 mins
Shadow a Vet Tech

Shadow a Vet Tech


Get behind-the-scenes and tour the shelter's medical area while a Vet/ Vet Tech demonstrates the examination process an animal goes through when they enter the shelter.

20 mins
Become a Bunny Trainer

Become a Bunny Trainer


Learn how to target train a bunny using special training equipment and Bunny's favorite treats! Get close and personal with the bunnies in our small animal room.

20 mins
Book a Birthday Party

Book a Birthday Party


Did you know you can host a birthday party at AWA!? You can also Pair these VIP experiences with a birthday party for an ultimate celebration they will NEVER forget!

2 Hrs

AWA Youth & Education Programs

AWA Summer Camp

Looking for a fun, educational and unique activity for your child this summer? Look no further than Camp Tails & Whiskers at AWA! AWA Camp

Field Trips

Come Visit AWA, and Bring the Whole Class! We are now offering field trips for groups of up to 30 visitors, age 5 and up.

Kids Day Off Camps

No School? No Problem! AWA now offers day camps year round! Sign Up Now So your child has the day off? Let them spend it

Tail Talks

AWA's TAIL Talks Series A new program for 2023, AWA's TAIL Talks are a series of seminars, designed to educate, promote discussion, and incite change

Scout Merit Badge Opportunities

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts alike can visit the Animal Welfare Association facility for all their animal-related merit badges!Scouts will play educational games, create enrichment

Birthday Parties

Calling All Paw-ty Animals! Animal lovers turning 6 and up can now celebrate your birthday with an AWA Pet-acular Party! Up to 30 guests will

Tales with Tails

Children having storytime with an animal, can it get any more adorable? AWA's Youth Volunteer Reading Program The Animal Welfare Association’s Tales with Tails Reading

Flyer with multiple dogs and cats promoting AWA's Subaru Loves Pets Month