San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco, CA

Where are we going?

San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco

415 753-7080

What is there to do?

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!


How much does it cost?

Adults: $20

Children: $14 (ages 4 to 14)

Discount: Seniors $17 and San Francisco residents

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

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.


When can we go?

10am - 5pm through spring and summer.

Open 365 Days a Year


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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.

Healthy Eating

They have salads and sandwiches available in the restaurants if you want to stay healthy! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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