Tours of Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter

S. California farm animal sanctuary

When you visit Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter, you’ll know right away that it is a special place. Our sanctuaries are home to rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, and other farm animals — and each has a special story. Their stories of struggle and survival, against all odds, give the public insight into the realities farm animals face in the modern factory farming industry, but also introduce us to inspiring individuals through their heartwarming tales. Animals who began their lives abused and neglected now spend their days digging in the dirt, basking in the sun, and napping in the straw. Each animal is given the freedom and attention needed not only to recover but to thrive.

During your visit to our sanctuary, you can take an hour-long tour of the shelter with one of our tour guides, meeting the sanctuary animals along the way! After meeting our farm animal friends, visit our gift shop, which contains educational literature, cookbooks, apparel, and other souvenirs.

2015 Schedule
Farm Sanctuary is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays. Guided tours are held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., and the gift store will be open one hour before and one hour after each tour. These tours start promptly at the designated times. If you arrive late, we cannot guarantee a spot on the tour. Please plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your tour. To visit with the animals, you do need to join a guided tour. Reservations are not required.

On very rare occasions, we have to close unexpectedly on tour days. Check the status of the tour you wish to attend before you begin traveling to the sanctuary. To check the status, please call 661-269-5404 and press option 6. This information will be updated by 9:30 a.m. each tour-day morning reflecting the status of that date’s tours.

Please note that we will be closed to the public on Saturday, October 24, and Sunday, October 25, and will not be offering guided tours.

On Sunday, November 15, we will holding our Celebration for the Turkeys event and will not be holding regular guided tours. You must be pre-registered for this event to visit the sanctuary on this day. Registration information.

Please check back in January for updated Tour Schedule for 2016


Adults: $10
Children 4-12: $5
Children 3 and under: Free

Companion Animals

For their safety and the safety of our animal residents, companion animals are not allowed on the sanctuary grounds at any time. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting, as temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach life-threatening conditions very quickly, even with windows open. Thank you for your cooperation.

Group Tours

Farm Sanctuary offers special tours for groups with 10 or more people. If you are a teacher or group leader and would like to arrange a special tour or want additional information, please email to set up an appointment.

Please note: For safety reasons, group tours are limited to ages of 12 and older.