The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is located at 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630
(in Folsom City Lions Park, at Natoma and Stafford streets).
From Highway 50 take the Folsom Blvd exit and turn left onto Folsom Blvd. Follow approx. three miles and turn right onto Natoma Street. Follow for a half mile and turn left onto Stafford Street. Take the first right into the parking lot; the Zoo Sanctuary is located adjacent to the parking lot.
From I-80 take the Eureka exit; follow for one mile and turn left onto Douglas Blvd. Follow for approx. three miles and turn right onto Folsom/Auburn Road. Follow for approx. four miles and turn left at the traffic light onto Natoma Street. Follow for a half mile and turn left onto Stafford Street. Take the first right into the parking lot; the Zoo Sanctuary is located adjacent to the parking lot.
For additional information, call 916-351-3527. Note: you may receive a recording if you call after hours.
Open Tuesday through Sunday
Regular hours (Sept. 1-May 31) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Summer hours (June 1-Aug. 31) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
We are closed on Mondays to provide a day of rest for the animals (with the exception of special holiday hours listed below).
Please allow at least one hour for your visit. We do not offer reduced or free admission just prior to closing time.
All hours/days are weather permitting; schedule is subject to change.
Please note: no pets are allowed in City of Folsom facilities. Service animals are welcomed and permitted in accordance with the Americans for Disabilities Act (ADA).
The full text of the ADA Service Animal Policy is available upon request by contacting City of Folsom Animal Services at 916-461-6040.
January 1, New Year's Day - Zoo
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
President's Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Memorial Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
July 4 Independence Day - 9 a.m. – 3p.m.
Labor Day, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Veteran's Day, (observed) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Christmas Day - Zoo Closed
New Year's Eve, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Children 0-1 year – Free
Ages 2 through 12 – $5
Ages 13 through 64 – $6
Seniors (Age 65+) – $5
Children 0-1 year – Free
Ages 2 through 12 – $6
Ages 13 through 64 – $7
Seniors (Age 65+) – $6
Our gift shop is located inside the zoo and features a wide variety of unique gift items for all ages, including clothing, toys, plush animals and more! Proceeds help support the Zoo Sanctuary. Contact the Gift Shop at 916-351-3338.
Gift Shop Hours:
March through May: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30p.m.
June through August: Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30p.m.
September through February: Friday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2:30p.m.
Named after our beloved Black Bear Fisher, the Beastro offers a variety of tasty snacks, beverages, and lunch items. Proceeds help support the Zoo Sanctuary.
March-May: Friday-Sunday, 11a.m.-2:30p.m.;
June-August: Friday-Sunday, 11a.m.-2:30p.m.;
September-December: Friday-Sunday, 11a.m.-2:30p.m.
Closed the months of January and February.
In the event you find the Beastro closed, drinks are available in the gift shop.
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 minutes. Purchase ride tickets and board the train at the depot outside the Zoo's main front gate; tickets are $3/person.
Train Hours: June-August, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday/Sunday;
September-November, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday/Sunday; January, 11am-4pm Saturday/Sunday; February-May, 11am-2pm Tuesday-Friday and 11am-4pm Saturday/Sunday.
Special hours are offered on some holidays.