Tours

  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.

Visitas guiadas del santuario en español.

TOUR TIMES

Guided tours are offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays year-round (with the exceptions noted below). Tours are held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., and the gift store will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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. We highly recommend checking the status of the tour you wish to attend before you begin traveling to the sanctuary to ensure that we are open. 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.

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

Before your tour

  •  Call to make sure that we are open (see note above)
  •  Review the tour-day closures below
  •  Check the weather and come prepared
    • The weather in Acton can be quite different from that in the L.A. area. Please bring warm clothes, umbrellas, water bottles, sunscreen, etc., as appropriate. Comfortable, closed-toe footwear is advisable during any sanctuary visit.

TOUR DAY CLOSINGS

Due to events that we are holding at the sanctuary, we will be closed to the public and will not be offering guided tours on the following days:

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday, April 9, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

We encourage you to visit our events page for details and registration information for our events.

GROUP TOURS

Farm Sanctuary offers private tours for groups with 15 or more people.

School Groups: Admission charges will be waived for middle school and high school children that are visiting Farm Sanctuary as part of a group tour. Adult chaperones are $10 per person.

Other Groups: Non-school groups pay an admission fee of $10 per person. The minimum admission for group tours is $150 to cover our staff time and resources.

Group Tours do need to be scheduled in advance and all minors will need to have a liability release signed by their parent or guardian before the tour. If you would like to arrange a group tour or want additional information, please contact our Program Coordinator, Breezy Rondilone at brondilone@farmsanctuary.org or 661-269-5404.

Please note: our front entrance cannot accommodate buses. Please let us know ahead of time if you will be arriving by bus so we can make special arrangements.

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

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.  If a companion animal is found unattended on shelter grounds or in parking areas, Farm Sanctuary staff may call the police to investigate. Thank you for your cooperation.

SANCTUARY VISITORS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Farm Sanctuary does not discriminate against sanctuary visitors on the basis of a person’s disability and will work to provide reasonable accommodations to visitors who need such accommodations to ensure equal access to our tours, programs, services, events, and activities.  We want to make sure that all of our visitors have a meaningful and safe experience and are comfortable during a visit to our sanctuaries.  Therefore, we encourage individuals with disabilities who may have special accommodation requests to make a prior arrangement.  To set up arrangements or for more information about accommodations we can make, please contact our Program Coordinator, Breezy Rondilone at brondilone@farmsanctuary.org or 661-269-5404.

VISITORS WITH SERVICE ANIMALS

In order to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors, resident animals, and visiting service animals, certain areas of the sanctuary are accessible only by staff, our resident animals, and visiting guests.  A clean and safe area can be made available for a service dog during a guest’s visit to restricted areas.  Please note that the restricted areas include all resident animal enclosures.

For any other species of service animal, please contact us so that we can determine whether accommodation may be made. Contacting us in advance to make arrangements for service animals is strongly encouraged to assist us in preparing appropriate accommodations for the service animal upon arrival.  Please contact our Program Coordinator, Breezy Rondilone at brondilone@farmsanctuary.org or 661-269-5404 to discuss accommodations for your service animal or if you have any questions about bringing your service animal to the sanctuary.  Please do not leave service 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.

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Visitas Guiadas en Español

Farm Sanctuary ofrecerá guías en español de nuestro santuario para personas que no hablen inglés. Estas guías tienen que ser organizadas con anticipación y son sujetos a disponibilidad. Por favor contacten a nuestra Coordinadora de Programa, Breezy Rondilone a brondilone@farmsanctuary.org.     

Cuando usted visite el refugio de california del sur de Farm Sanctuary, usted va saber inmediatamente que es un lugar especial. Nuestros santuarios son hogar de rescate para vacas, cerdos, pavos, y otros animales de granja– y cada uno tiene su historia especial. Sus historias de lucha y supervivencia, contra todo pronóstico, les dan al público la precepción de las realidades que los animales de granja afrontan en la cría industrial, y también introducen al público a los individuos inspiradores con sus historias conmovedoras. Los animales que empezaron  sus vidas abusados y abandonados, ahora pasan sus días excavando en la tierra, tomando sol, y tomando siestas en la paja. Cada animal es dada la libertad y atención que necesitan, no solo para recuperarse pero para prosperar.    

Antes de su visita

Revise el clima y venga preparado.

El clima en Acton puede ser muy diferente a del área de LA. Por favor traiga ropa de abrigo, sombrillas, botellas de agua, protector solar, etc., según corresponda el clima del dia.

Zapatos cómodos y calzado cerrado-dedo del pie es recomendable durante cualquier visita del santuario.

Precios

Adultos: $10

Niños 4-12: $5

Niños de 3 años y abajo: Gratis  

Días de Cierre de Visitas Guiadas

Debido a los eventos realizarse ealizados en el santuario, estaremos cerrados al público y no ofreceremos visitas guiadas en los siguientes días:

Domingo, Febrero 11, 2018

Domingo, Abril 9, 2018

Domingo, Mayo 13, 2018

Domingo, Septiembre 16, 2018

Viernes, Noviembre 2, 2018

Sábado, Noviembre 3, 2018

Domingo, Noviembre 4, 2018

Le invitamos a visitar nuestra página de eventos para obtener información sobre registros y invitaciones para estos eventos.

Mascotas

Para la seguridad de las mascotas y la seguridad de nuestros animales, las mascotas son prohibidas en el santuario. Por favor no dejen sus mascotas adentro de sus vehículos mientras nos están visitando. Las temperaturas adentro de los vehículos pueden llegar a condiciones peligrosas para las mascotas, aun con las ventanas abiertas. Si una mascota es encontrada desatendida en la propiedad, Farm Sanctuary puede llamar a la policía para investigar. Gracias por su cooperación.  

Farm Sanctuary es la organización líder de la nación que protege animales de granja, proveer rescate y albergue a miles de animales de granja a traves de nuestros tres locales de santuario. Localizado a solo 45 minutos de Hollywood, nuestro albergue en Acton es el lugar perfecto para escaprse de la ciudad y reconectarse con la naturaleza. Farm Sanctuary esta localizado en 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton, CA.