Zoos & Wildlife

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

Folsom, CA

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Address: 403 Stafford Street Folsom, CA 95630 Number: 916-351-3527 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals, and now YOU get to meet them! 

Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary offers a home to wild animals that are non-releasable back into the wild. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or orphaned in the wild. Most are native to North America, and all have names and personalities. A visit to Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary allows kids to not only meet these amazing animals and learn all about them, but they can also hear about their individual stories at the exhibits.

It's an invaluable lesson for kids all about conservation and looking after our animals! Not only that, at the exhibits kids can read factual, up-to-date information about the species too.

The zoo teaches about common and uncommon animals, both wild and domestic, and includes those in between, like feral pigs and wolf-dog hybrids.  Kids can meet beautiful black bears, and come face to face with some pretty special felines including tigers, cougars and the cheeky bobcats. 

Even insects such as the honey bees and hissing cockroaches have found a home in this charming zoo!

Throughout the year the zoo hosts events across the year including Wild Nights, and you can even celebrate your birthday at the zoo too! Why not spend that special day with your school friends AND new animal friends!

A very special family day out surrounded by some very special animals, with your admission going directly towards their care!

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How much does it cost?



$6 weekdays, $7 weekends



$5 weekdays, $6 weekends (Ages 2-12)



Senior discounts, plus the first Tuesday of every month September to February, admission to the Zoo is half price!


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12 months


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Additional Information

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.

I'm Hungry!


It's not just the animals that need feeding, we get it! Named after their beloved Black Bear Fisher, the Beastro offers a variety of tasty snacks, beverages, and lunch items. Proceeds help support the Zoo Sanctuary.

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Where is it at?


Located in Folsom City Park

Teachers corner


Schools can enjoy personalized tours of the sanctuary with one of their fabulous, fun and fact-filled docents! The tours are geared towards different age groups, and they offer discounts too!

Can I get one of those?


The 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.

Need a little extra help?


Give them a call to chat about accessibility, they will be happy to help!

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When can we go?

9am - 3pm June - August (Holiday & Special Event hours vary so check online)

Open year round but closed Mondays, Christmas Day & New Years Day

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