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Help I Found a Wild Animal!

Have you found an animal that has obvious injuries or is in immediate peril? Do not give any food or water as this can be harmful to the animal. Keep warm, dark and quiet and away from other animals and people. Transfer to your nearest rehab facility as soon as possible. Click the following link for a list of organizations that specialize in rehab of found wildlife - Wildlife Contact List

Fall Hours

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is open to the public. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. As a Friends Member you do not need a ticket.  When you arrive at the Ticket Booth, simply show your membership card and ID and you're in!

For non-members, save time and purchase your tickets online in advance.  Tickets are $7 per person for ages 2 and older. Ages under 2 years are free (no ticket required). The button below, and on the Hours and Pricing page, will take you the City’s WebTrac system.  Non-member tickets are date specific and good all day.

Even on the days the zoo sanctuary is closed, our zookeepers remain on the job to continue the daily care of the zoo sanctuary’s animal residents. The zoo will continue to share photos and videos that provide a behind-the-scenes view of daily life at the zoo sanctuary on their public Facebook page.  

Visit https://www.folsom.ca.us/government/parks-recreation/facilities/zoo-sanctuary for more information.

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Jr Zookeeper Holiday Break Camps

Caring for animals is a fun, rewarding, and sometimes messy job! Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary Junior Zookeeper Camp is a hands-on “what it’s like to care for animals” experience. Campers ...

Barnyard Buddies Kids Camp

Calling young animal lovers ages 4 to 6! Our new program – Barnyard Buddies – will teach little ones about our amazing animals with a guided tour of the zoo ...

Train Open

All aboard! The Folsom Valley Railway operates a miniature scale live steam train on a track that circles through City Lions Park. The open car round-trip ride lasts approximately 10 ...

The Animals would love to see you.
Come visit us!

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is located at 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, California, in the heart of the City of Folsom. Operating since 1963, the zoo has been the home to hundreds of animals from squirrels and deer to bobcats and bears.

Each year the zoo welcomes over 100,000 visitors in a simple and unassuming park like environment. With close to 100 animals and adjacent to Lions Park (featuring tables, BBQ’s and children’s play areas) and the Folsom Valley (mini-scale) Railway, not to mention City Hall, Dan Russell Arena, and the Folsom City Library, we know you and your family will enjoy your visit.