Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

PLEASE NOTE that we are not hosting any in-person activities Thanksgiving Day.
However, thanks to our generous sponsors, every animal received festive meals and treats for the holiday.

Our current hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission is only available through online ticket purchase in advance; tickets are not available at the gate.

Online ticket sales open at noon each Monday for that week's block of tickets. Friends members need to reserve their admission tickets online as well. The number of available tickets is limited each day to allow visitors to maintain social distancing. Read more about our online tickets and safety protocol.

Please rest assured that even on the days the zoo sanctuary is closed, our zookeepers remain on the job to continue the daily care of the zoo sanctuary's animal residents.

Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Hours and Admission:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; online tickets must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be sold at the gate.

Online ticket cost will be $5 per person for ages 2 and older; ages under 2 years are free (no ticket required).

Please note: the zoo sanctuary gift shop and Fisher's Beastro are closed until further notice.

Location and Directions

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 approximately 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 approximately three miles and turn right onto Folsom/Auburn Road. Follow for approximately 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 916-461-6629 and leave a message. We will respond as quickly as we can.

Holiday and Special Event Hours
November 11, Veterans Day CLOSED
Christmas Eve  TBA
Christmas Day CLOSED 

 

  • All hours/days are weather permitting; schedule is subject to change.
  • No pets are allowed in the 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.

 

Folsom Valley Railway

The train is operating from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

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 sanctuary main front gate; tickets are $3/person.

Train Hours:
Current Schedule of Operation Mon-Thurs Fri/Sat/Sun
October through December 2020 CLOSED 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Special hours are offered on some holidays. Find a complete schedule and learn more about the Folsom Valley Railway here.