San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco, CA

Zoos & Wildlife
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Address: 1 Zoo Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA How do we get there? Number: (415) 753-7080
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About this activity

We LOVE a good zoo, but we love them even more when we know that the animals have been rescued, or are being cared for because they're endangered - and that's exactly San Francisco Zoo!

San Francisco Zoo has exotic and rescued animals from all across the globe. Kids can travel the world without having to leave the city!

With over 1,000 creatures for them to explore and learn about, they will have a great day meeting creatures from all continents.

They can explore Africa and the various landscapes which are home to creatures like zebras, giraffes, ostriches and kudu...just to name a few!

The family can go down under as they experience koalas and kangaroos in the Walkabout Exhibit! Keep an eye out for those super cute joeys - you might just spot on in it's mothers pouch!

You might even come across animals you have never heard of before, like the KuneKune Pig, Scimitar-Horned Oryx or the Siamang - any ideas what they are?

You will just have to visit to find out!

San Francisco Zoo isn't just animals though! There are beautiful gardens where you can explore the beautifully colored plants, and plenty of RIDES for those little ones! A zoo experience wouldn't be complete without that ride on a steam train, or a spin on that historic 1921 carousel. 

The playground is always popular with kids as it's modeled after three ecosystems and sections appeal to different age groups.

Don't miss the storytelling either! There are storybook sites around the zoo and kids can listen to stories and fun facts about the animals. Amazing stuff!

Animal fun...and then this popular San Francisco attraction! Don't forget your camera!


Activity location


The main entrance is at Sloat Blvd. at the Great Highway
San Francisco, CA. 94132

The San Francisco Zoo encourages you to use public transportation when visiting us. Within San Francisco, take the Muni L Taraval line outbound to the Zoo. Muni bus lines 23 and 18 also stop at the Zoo. Use the 511 TakeTransit Trip Planner for door-to-door directions by entering your starting address and "SF Zoo" for your destination address along with "San Francisco" for your destination city.

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How much does it cost?






$18 (Ages 2 to 11)



Senior and San Francisco resident discounts


Free Under

2 years


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San Francisco Zoo FAQ’s

Their hope is that caring for specific animals will inspire people to care for all wildlife, and that this is the first step in the journey to becoming a conservationist.

The San Francisco Zoo has several restaurants offering a variety of food choices - from tasty hot dogs and burgers, to Asian specialties and vegetarian choices. Snack and beverage carts are also stationed around the zoo along with picnic tables and outdoor seating.

Check the times for any events happening first thing in the morning, then you can plan your day around them!

The shop is a great place to pick up some fun gifts and souvenirs! From animal related toys, gifts and apparel, there will be something for everyone!

There are a number of educational programs for all grade levels. What a great idea for a day out of the classroom! You can also try an overnight excursion - how amazing!

They have salads and sandwiches available in the restaurants if you want to stay healthy!

Wagons, Jeeps, wheelchairs, and electric scooters are available for daily rental at the Entry Village on a first come, first served basis. The zoo is accessible.

If you love visiting the zoo, look into membership because you help the animals AND get free admission!

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