Membership in The Friends of the Folsom Zoo, Inc., 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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Your Membership Benefits

Membership Levels

(effective January 2023)


Admit 1 named individual (Age 13 to 64)


Admit 1 named individual (Age 65 and above)


Admit 2 named* individuals (Age 13 and older) and up to 4 children** (Ages 2-12) per visit

Family Plus

Admit 3 named* individuals (Age 13 and older) and up to 4 children** (Ages 2-12) per visit


* All named individuals need to be registered in the Membership Program.

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

Member Benefits

  • Free admission to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary for one year
  • eMembership card for each member age 13 and older (valid photo ID will be required at time of entry)***
  • Automatic email updates and news (with valid email)
  • 10% discount at the Zoo Sanctuary gift shop
  • 10% discount at Fisher’s “Beastro”
  • Special offers/discounts, event notifications and more (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 purchase tickets online or at the gate.

All members 13 years and older will need to show their digital or hard copy membership card at the Ticket Booth. 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. 

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 provide entrance for 2 or 3 named individuals with children (age 2 to 12; under 2 are free).  Our Individual (age 13 to 64) and Senior (age 65 and up) membership levels provide entrance for a single named individual.

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.

All of our memberships are valid one year from the month of processing. For example, if your membership is processed on March 16, 2023, it will be valid until March 31, 2024. 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. 

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.

We do not offer memberships to daycare centers and school classes. An option would be to arrange for a Docent-guided tour to get the most from your classroom visit. See the Tour the Zoo page by clicking here for costs and information.  Or you can visit on your own by purchasing tickets online in advance or at the gate.

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