The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice.
Please rest assured that our zookeepers remain on the job to continue the daily care of the zoo sanctuary's animal residents.
Stay up to date on Folsom’s COVID-19 response at www.folsom.ca.us/covid-19.
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is located at 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630 (in Folsom City Lions Park, at Natoma and Stafford streets).
For additional information, call 916-461-6629 and leave a message. We will respond as quickly as we can.
|Regular Hours (September 1-May 31)|
|Tuesday-Sunday||10 a.m.-4 p.m.|
|Summer Hours (June 1-August 31)|
|Tuesday-Sunday||9 a.m.-3 p.m.|
|Holiday and Special Event Hours|
|New Year's Eve||10 a.m.–1 p.m.|
|New Year's Day||closed|
|January 4, 2020||noon- 4 p.m.|
|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.|
|Independence Day||9 a.m.–3 p.m.|
|Labor Day||10 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|November 2, decorating day for Holiday Lights event||noon-4 p.m.|
|November 11, Veterans Day||10 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|November 28, Thanksgiving Day Feast for the Animals event||10 a.m.–1 p.m.|
|Wild Nights & Holiday Lights: December 6, 7, 13-23 and 26-30
Note: the zoo sanctuary is also open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on these dates
|Christmas Eve||10 a.m.–1 p.m.|
Note: *Veterans and active military personnel are invited to enjoy free admission November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. The zoo sanctuary is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please show ID at the ticket window to receive free admission.
|Age||Weekdays (Mon-Fri)||Weekends (Sat/Sun)|
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.
|Gift Shop Hours|
|March through May||Tues-Sun||10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
|June through August||Tues-Sun||9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
|September through February||Fri-Sun||10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.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.
|January through February||Closed||N/A|
|March through May||Fri-Sun||11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
|June through August||Fri-Sun||11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
|September through December||Fri-Sun||11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.|
In the event you find the Beastro closed, drinks and snacks 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.
|January||closed||11 a.m.-4 p.m.|
|February through May||11 a.m.-2 p.m.||11 a.m.-4 p.m.|
|June through August||10 a.m.-1 p.m.||10 a.m.-3 p.m.|
|September through November||11 a.m.-1 p.m.||11 a.m.-4 p.m|
Special hours are offered on some holidays. Find a complete schedule and learn more about the Folsom Valley Railway here.