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Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary

Do you like children and animals, want to make a difference, and have fun doing it?
Join the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Docent Program!  Classes starting in February.
Sign up now!! Click here for more information.

The new 2022 Folsom Zoo Sanctuary calendars are now available in the Gift Shop.  Stop by and check it out!

You can also purchase the calendars at the Online Gift Shop by clicking here.

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

Folsom Zoo Sanctuary 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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Wild Nights and Holiday Lights 2021

Thank you to all who helped make the return of this beloved event so successful. Wishing you the best in 2022 from the Friends of the Folsom Zoo Board!

Beary Good News in 2022

The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary announced today they are happy to officially introduce the zoo sanctuary's newest resident, Olive. Olive may be small, but her personality is big! She was orphaned ...

40th Anniversary Year

As we wrap up our 40th anniversary year, the "Friends" organization would like to wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year.  Your support over the past ...

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.