San Francisco Zoo
San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo

Located at
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco, CA 94132
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Category: Family / Kids
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The San Francisco Zoo is one of the city's star attractions, high on the list of things to do and see. This wonderful, historic zoo shines a spotlight on the importance of conservation and respect for all animals. There are 7 main sections of the San Francisco Zoo: the African Region, Primate Discovery Center, Cat Kingdom, South America, Bear Country, Outback Trail, and the Children's Zoo. In addition, kids will love the Little Puffer train and the beautiful carousel.

Hours
  • Open 365 days a year.
  • Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Prices
  • Adults-$15/$12 for San Francisco residents
  • Seniors (65 plus)-$12/$7.50 SF residents
  • Children (4 to 14)-$9/$5.50 for SF residents
  • Children 3 and younger are free

Events

Summer camp, Girl Scouts, Breakfast with Lemurs, early bird tours, animal encounters, docent Q &A, bio-fact carts

Activities

  • Animal exhibits
  • Little Puffer Train
  • Carousel
  • Children's Petting Zoo
  • Dining and gift shop

Classes and events

The San Francisco Zoo offers classes and summer camp for kids. Educating the public on the world’s animals and ecosystems is one of the most important missions of the San Francisco Zoo. To that end, the Zoo offers summer Zoo Camps for children of all ages, as well as classes throughout the year for all ages from infants on up.

Tours

Visitors can register online for tours – just like the early bird tours that happen on Saturdays & Sundays. This is a great way to get a “behind the scenes” look at the San Francisco Zoo before other visitors even arrive! Tours are held between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

FAQs

Q1: Am I allowed to bring outside foods and/or drinks?

A1: Yes. There are picnic tables and benches throughout the San Francisco Zoo. If you do not bring your own food and drinks, the Zoo is home to three Cafes serving a variety of foods from salads and soups to chicken tenders and French fries. There are also snack carts in the Zoo.

Q2: Are there any discounts or specials available?

A2: Zoo members are always free, and San Francisco residents receive a special rate every day. Active U.S. military receive San Francisco resident rates.

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