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.

TOUR TIMES

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 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. 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. 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, April 9, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sunday, November 5, 2017

We encourage you to visit our event page for detalls and registration information for these events.

SPANISH-LANGUAGE TOURS

Beginning in January 2017, Farm Sanctuary will be offering a Spanish-language tour of our sanctuary at 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. These tours will be in addition to our regular tours.

Comenzando en enero 2017, vamos a empezar a ofrecer recorridos de nuestro santuario en español cada segundo y cuarto sábado del mes a las 2 p.m. Estos recorridos serían además de los de inglés.

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 contact our Program Coordinator, Breezy Rondilone at brondilone@farmsanctuary.org or 661-269-5404.

Please note: For safety reasons, group tours are limited to ages of 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

Comenzando en enero del 2017, el Farm Sanctuary ofrecerá una visitas guiadas del santuario en español a las 2 de la tarde el segundo y cuarto sábado de cada mes.  Estas giras son ademas de nuestras giras regulares.

 

Visitas Guiadas en Grupos

El Farm Sanctuary ofrece visitas guiadas especiales a grupos de 10 personas o más.  Si Ud. es un(a) educador(a) o líder de un grupo y quisiera organizar una gira especial or quisiera información adicional, por favor envíe un email a info@farmsanctuary.org para hacer una cita.

Tome en cuenta que por razones de seguridad, los grupos son limitados a edades de 12 años en adelante.

 

Visitas guiadas en español en el Farm Sanctuary en Acton, CA

Cuando: A las 2 de la tarde cada segundo y cuarto sábado de cada mes

Donde: 5200 Escondido Canyon Road en Acton, CA

Detalles: Durante su visita, embarcarán en una gira de una hora del albergue de los animales con uno de nuestros visitas guiadas.  A lo largo de la gira conocerán a los animales rescatados como a nuestras vacas, cerdos, pavos, cabras y otros animales de nuestra granja.  Después de conocer a nuestros animales de la granja, visiten nuestra tienda de regalos en donde pueden encontrar literatura educacional, libros de receta de cocina, ropa y otros recuerdos.

 

Visite farmsanctuary.org antes de su visita para mas información y para confirmar las horas de las visitas guiadas.

 

¡Esperamos verlos en el santuario!

 

El Farm Sanctuary es la organización líder de la nación en proteger 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.

Días de Cierre de Visitas Guiadas

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

Domingo, 13 de noviembre

Le pedimos que visite nuestra página de eventos para información referente a estos eventos.

En observación de la temporada festiva, estaremos cerrados al público y no ofreceremos visitas guiadas en los siguientes días:

Domingo, 27 de noviembre del 2016

Sabado, 24 de diciembre del 2016

Domingo, 25 de diciembre del 2016

Sabado, 31 de diciembre del 2016

Domingo, 1ro de enero del 2017