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San Francisco Zoo: Tours & Tickets

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants.
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Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
+1 415-753-7080
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this zoo. There was so much to see and all of the animals seemed very relaxed, mellow and happy. The gardens which are interspersed with with animals are also lovely. We went mid week in early October and were amazed how quiet and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Elaine_Exmoor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zoo closed too early, is my only complaint. We got there as they opened, and also closed them down... There was part of the zoo we didn't hey to see even. We had a great time and saw some great animals and learned so much!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is like no other. I normally don’t care for zoo’s, but this one is different. The exhibits are wide open spaces with lakes and moots. I especially loved the Giraffes🦒 their large area was surrounded with trees and a small lake. You could...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank theinnerpath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there with my family and it is one of the most beautiful zoo’s I’ve seen. We bought my little sister a pink snake toy and she loves it, her favorite animals were the reptiles.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aaggrr13
Reviewed 8 September 2019

As a family we really enjoyed the experience. Walked in and the first thing we see are giraffes and that really got us excited. When we visited all of the animals were out and very engaged and looked to be in good health. We found...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank twysted2015
Reviewed 7 September 2019

We went to this zoo after seeing a flyer for it in our hotel. To say we were bitterly disappointed would be a understatement. The first exhibit we saw were the zebras, giraffes and ostriches, all within the same 'Africa' compound. Most of the grass...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Darren M
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

I was disappointed in this zoo. For as big as the park seemed it lacked big animal exhibits. I also found it hard to navigate. They won’t give printed maps and there are barely any signs. We spent more time appreciating the trees and plants...More

2  Thank lovesanimals9
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Every exhibit demonstrates how committed to the health and well being of the animals this generation of zoologists is. We saw signage requesting quiet from patrons - AND we saw that people were paying attention and being QUIET. And this Sunday there were mimosas on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank davetR2757JE
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

We went today for our grand daughters 2nd Birthday After her nap we arrived at 4:00 While buying the tickets we were advised the zoo closed at 5 & some areas would start to close before then. What we ended up with was a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ray C
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

Loved how the animals were so free in their own inhabitants. What a beautiful place and oh how beautiful the peacocks and parrots were so colorful and we really love the powerful gorillas too! They're doing a lot of amazing renovation to make it even...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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10 May 2019|
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Response from PatH481 | Reviewed this property |
Yes...Go early. Zoo closes at 4. No new visitors after 3.
10 April 2019|
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Response from mehetabell | Reviewed this property |
San Francisco Zoo is across the street from the Pacific Ocean. I do not know if it is a swimming beach though
7 January 2019|
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Response from dougdalton24 | Reviewed this property |
Mostly flat. A few short up and downs