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San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo
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Type of Attraction
Theme Parks, Zoos, Aquaria, City Parks & Gardens
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Science
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Price: $10-$15
Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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San Francisco Zoo

Animals Galore

Family Time Must See

Address: Phone:
Sloat Blvd & Great Hwy (35)
San Francisco, CA 94132
+1 415 753 7080


Looking to see lions, monkeys, and elephants during your visit to the Bay Area? The San Francisco Zoo is the place to go. Its first exhibits opened in the 1930s and included Monkey Island, a sea lion pool, bear grottoes, an elephant house, and an aviary. The zoo has undergone various renovations in the past few years, and is now a world-class facility that spreads over 100 acres and is home to over 900 animals. Since the zoo is located next to the Pacific Ocean, it offers visitors cool breezes and a convenient distraction from spending the day on the beach. The young ones in the group will love the six-acre Children's Zoo, which features a touch-and-feel Nature Trail, a Family Farm, and a Meerkat and Prairie Dog exhibit which allows kids to crawl and burrow through tunnels just like the animals.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-5pm daily, closing at 4pm in the winter
Visit Time: 1hr-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: The SF Zoo asks its visitors not to feed or tease the animals, and no dogs or other pets are allowed. While bicycles, tricycles, scooters, skateboards, and roller blades are all prohibited, cameras and photographers are welcome!
Price: $10-$15
Price Notes: Admission is free on the first Wednesday of every month.
Discounts Available: San Francisco Residents


Outdoor with some covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: All Ages
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI STREETCAR: L
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: The zoo charges for all-day parking in its parking lot; exit tickets may be purchased at the ticket counter at the main entrance before leaving the parking lot. Free street parking is available along Sloat Blvd.

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