Zoo Hours

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is open each week from Tuesday through Sunday. We are closed on Mondays, unless it is a major holiday. (See list of holidays below)

  • Regular hours (Sepember 1 – May 31) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Summer hours (June 1 – August 31) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. Please call (916) 351-3527 to verify hours.

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2017 Holiday Hours

 Sunday, January 1,  2017
New Year’s Day
CLOSED
 Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Monday, February 20
Presidents’ Day
OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Monday, May 29
Memorial Day
OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Tuesday, July 4
Independence Day
OPEN 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 Monday, September 4
Labor Day
OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Friday,  November 10
Veteran’s Day
OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Thursday, November  23
Thanksgiving Day
SHORT 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 Friday, November 24
Day after Thanksgiving
OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 Sunday, December  24
Christmas Eve
SHORT 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 Monday, December 25
Christmas Day
CLOSED
 Sunday, December  31
New Year’s Eve
SHORT 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Gift Shop Hours:

  • Regular Hours (March-October) 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Winter Hours (November-February) 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Admission Prices

General Admission: (Effective July 1st, 2012)

Age Weekday Weekend
 FFZS Members
Free Free
 Children
Under 2
Free Free
 Children
2-12
$4.00 $5.00
 General
13-64
$5.00 $6.00
 Senior
65 and over
$4.00 $5.00
 Parking
Free Free

Half Price Days
The first Tuesday of every month September through February, admission to the Zoo is half price!

Free Admission to Zoo Members

Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Members receive FREE admission with an annual Membership for you or your family!

Groups Rates

For more information, or to find out if your group is eligible for discounted admission, call 916-351-3384 or email jpeterson@folsom.ca.us.

School Group

School groups receive discounted admission to the Zoo throughout the year. Please call 916-351-3384 or email jpeterson@folsom.ca.us to make a reservation. Make sure and arrange for special Docent-guided tour to get the most from your classroom visit. Please call 916-351-3513 or email zoodocents@folsom.ca.us for docent led tours.

Directions

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is a great way to spend the day and getting here is very easy!

Directions from Hwy 50

  1. Exit at Folsom Blvd;
  2. Turn left at the off ramp intersection. Follow for 3 miles;
  3. Turn right at the traffic light onto Natoma Street. Follow for about 1 mile;
  4. Turn left at the traffic light onto Stafford Street; and
  5. Turn right into the Zoo entrance past the library.

Directions from Interstate 80

  1. Exit at Douglas Blvd. heading East. Follow Douglas Blvd. for 4 miles;
  2. Turn Right onto Folsom-Auburn Road. Follow for about 4 miles;
  3. Turn Left to go over new Folsom Crossings Bridge.
  4. Turn Right at the traffic light onto Natoma Street. Follow for about 1 mile;
  5. Turn Right at the traffic light onto Stafford Street, past Folsom City Hall; and
  6. Turn right into the Zoo entrance past the library.
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