Tour The Zoo

Personalized Tours

Would your class or group like a personalized tour of the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary? One of our fabulous, fun and fact-filled docents will lead you through the Zoo. Learn the histories of our animals and the reasons they found a permanent home with us. More information and prices below.

Need a Zoo Map?

Zoo Map

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Things To Consider Before Your Visit

  • Please Do Not Feed the Animals

    Our animals have specific diets and nutritional needs and we request that you please not feed them. Because some animals are under strict diets for medical reasons, it is vitally important that this policy is followed.

  • Animals Do Not Like to Be Teased!

    For the welfare of our animals, we ask you not to tease, whistle or yell at the animals at the Zoo. And, please do not throw food or anything else into the animal exhibits.

  • No dogs or other pets are allowed on zoo grounds,

    except service dogs.

  • No bicycles,

    tricycles, scooters, skateboards, rollershoes or rollerblades.

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    A Picture is worth a thousand words…

    We encourage you to photograph or videotape any of the animals, but you must stay safely behind any barriers and remain in the public areas at all times. If you are a member of the media and would like further assistance to photograph or videotape animals at closer range, please contact the Zoo’s management at zoobooth@folsom.ca.us or call (916) 461-6629.

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    Questions or Comments?

    Drop us a note at information@folsomzoofriends.org or call us at (916) 226-5445 and we will be happy to assist you.

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Docent Guided Tours

CURRENTLY NO DOCENT LED TOURS ARE BEING OFFERED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

Price

$6.00 for students and seniors (65+) / $7.00 adult ( June 16 – March 14)
$7.00 for students and seniors (65+) / $8.00 adult (March 15 – June 15 and all weekends)
One free chaperone per 10 paid students for school groups

Docent guided tours are a great way to educate students and to gain a deeper appreciation for the role of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary in our community. Tours must be reserved at least 30 day in advance. To reserve a tour or for more information call (916) 461-6626 or email: zoodocents@folsom.ca.us

Information
Grades Kindergarten and up 10 - 60 Students Tues – Fri 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. One Hour tour of the Zoo Sanctuary animals and artifacts led by docents.
(9:45am only June 16 through Labor Day)
Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten 8 - 40 Students Tues – Fri 9:45 & 11:00 a.m. One hour tour of the Zoo Sanctuary animals and artifacts led by docents.
(9:45am only June 16 through Labor Day) Designed for ages 4 and up.
Special Tours 10 – 40 Weekends and afternoons One hour tour of the Zoo Sanctuary animals and artifacts led by docents.
Time negotiable Subject to availability.

THE PROGRAM BELOW IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

Self Guided Group Visit

Price

$4.50 per Child (2-12)
$5.50 per Adult
At least one chaperone per 10 children

Discounted group visits are a great way for your group to gain a deeper appreciation for the animals and role of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary in our community. To reserve your discounted group visit call 916.461.6623 or email: jpeterson@folsom.ca.us.

Group Size Days/Times Information
Grades Kindergarten and up or Adult group 20 – 60 Tues – Sun 10:15 & 10:45 a.m. The Folsom Zoo Sanctuary offers discounts to groups when they schedule 30 days in advance and are pre-paid. The discount rate does not apply the day of the visit.

Bring the Zoo To You!

In class, docent led presentations invite you and your students to actively explore the amazing world of animals! For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact us by e-mail: zootoyou@folsom.ca.us or by telephone: (916) 496-2030

To learn more please download our flyer

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