Membership in Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary, a 501(c)3 volunteer organization, provides you a full year of free admission to the zoo and is one way you can help in supporting optimal habitats and care of our residents.

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Benefits of Membership

Your Membership Benefits

Membership Levels

(effective Nov. 2015)


Admit one named individual


Admit one named individual age 65 and above


Admit two named individuals and up to 4 children**, ages 2-12, per visit

Family Plus

Admit three named individuals and up to 4 children**, ages 2-12, per visit


**Additional children, ages 2-12, for Family and Family Plus levels are subject to normal gate fees

Member Benefits

  • Free admission to the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary for one year
  • eMembership card for each adult member (valid photo ID will be required at time of entry)**
  • Automatic email updates and news (optional with valid email)
  • 10% discount at the Zoo Sanctuary gift shop
  • 10% discount at Fisher’s “Beastro”
  • Special offers/discounts, event notifications and more (optional with valid email) when available
  • ** Not valid for city sponsored or private special events (i.e. Holiday Lights)



Yes, it is immediately active if you joined on-line. Simply download the eMembership Card app to your smartphone and download your card immediately! When you arrive at the Ticket Booth, simply show your membership card and ID and you're in!

The public or guests will still need to reserve and purchase tickets online. Admission is only available through online ticket purchase in advance, no tickets sold at the gate.

We have an assortment of memberships to meet visitor’s needs. The membership you choose should be based on two key factors. First how many Adults are in your household and secondly, will you be bringing children or grandchildren with you. Our Family and Family Plus memberships are for 2 or 3 adults with children and our Individual and Senior membership levels are for a single Adult.

We, currently, do not offer memberships to daycare centers and school classes. Due to the pandemic and limited staff, we cannot offer discounted admissions at this time.  Once we are fully open, an option would be to arrange for a Docent-guided tour to get the most from your classroom visit.  When we are cleared to do this, we will post the contact information.

Membership is tax deductible less the fair market value of benefits received, whether used or not. The fair market value of benefits received is not substantial for our memberships.

All of our memberships are valid one year from the month of processing. For example, if your membership is processed on March 16, 2021, it will be valid until March 31, 2022. On-line memberships are processed immediately.

Please allow up to 30 days for membership card processing if you requested a hard copy of your card. If you joined online, your membership is available immediately and you can access your card through the mobile app. 

No, not at this time.  Download the mobile app with the information that was sent to you or request a hard copy of your membership card.  Allow up to 30 days for processing a hard copy of the card. 

Unfortunately No.  As a City of Folsom facility, the revenue collected at the Zoo ticket booth cannot be comingled with the Friends (non-profit) organization and applied to a membership. We apologize for this inconvenience. Memberships must be purchased in advance of paying gate admission fees and can be done so on-line the same day.

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