Tours of Farm Sanctuary’s Northern California Shelter

N. CA farm animal sanctuary

The animals at Farm Sanctuary love visitors as much as you’ll love touring our farm animal shelters! Our sanctuaries are home to hundreds of 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. After meeting our farm animal friends, visitors can browse through our Education Center, filled with literature, videos, displays, and cruelty-free gift items.

Tour times

Guided Tours
Guided public tours are held at designated times from April through November. Tours take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the gift store will be open one hour before and one hour after each tour. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour you wish to join. See below for upcoming tour dates.


April 5, 2014
April 19, 2014


May 17, 2014
May 24, 2014

Self-guided Tours
We offer self-guided tours of the Orland sanctuary to Farm Sanctuary members all year between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During these tours, you are able to stroll through the sanctuary grounds and observe the animals from outside their enclosures. You do not need a reservation for these tours. Simply stop in at the People Barn upon your arrival to the sanctuary and one of our staff will assist you.


Adults: $5
Children under 12: $3
Children under 3: Free

Companion Animals

For their safety and the safety of our animal residents, companion animals are not allowed on guided tours or on the shelter grounds at any time. Dogs are welcome in our Visitor Center provided they are on a leash; however they may not be left unattended. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting because temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach life-threatening conditions very quickly, even with windows open. If you are planning to bring your companion animals to Farm Sanctuary, please make sure that you have someone to watch them while you are touring our shelter. Thank you for your cooperation.

Group Tours

Farm Sanctuary offers special tours for groups with 10 or more people — including schools, environmental clubs, and other groups. If you are a teacher or group leader and would like to arrange a special tour, please call 530-519-0183 to set up an appointment.

For important safety reasons concerning our tour guests and the animals, group tours are limited to ages 12 and older.