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icon6 hours  (Approx.)

Overview

Explore all the San Francisco Zoo has to offer at your own pace with this full-day admission ticket. Go to the Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna exhibit, and spot animals native to Africa such as giraffes, zebras, and kudus. Stop by Penguin Island to watch the adorable Magellanic penguins. Check out and learn about more than 250 species that call the zoo home. 
  • Full-day admission ticket to the San Francisco Zoo
  • Stroll through the Walkabout exhibit, and see kangaroos and other animals native to Australia
  • Stop by the Doelger Primate Discovery Center, and see some of the world's most endangered species
  • Take a break by slowing down at the Insect Zoo, and enjoy insect-themed books and videos
  • Make your way to Hearst Grizzly Gulch, and get nose-to-nose with rescued grizzly sisters
  • Zoo is wheelchair accessible and are available to rent in the front plaza
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1-day admission to the San Francisco Zoo
Animal Exhibits and Shows
Hotel pick up and drop off
Food and drink
Parking (additional fees)

Departure Point

San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

Departure Time

4/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
With this admission ticket to the San Francisco Zoo, the way you spend your time is up to you. The zoo is open daily, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the grounds at your own pace.

There are more than 20 exhibits at the zoo with more than 1,000 animals to see, so you’ve got your work cut out for you. Start by stopping by the Koala Crossing Exhibit where five furry friends hang out, and point them out while they sit up high in the eucalyptus trees they like to eat off of.

Check out the meerkats and prairie dogs, and learn how two animals from two different continents can have so much in common. Don’t miss out on seeing Bear Country or Eagle Island, and the Insect Zoo is also a good place to visit if you’re into creepy-crawly creatures.

If you need some time away from all the animals, you can walk the gardens, hit the playground, or even hop on a train (own expense). Whatever you spend your time doing, you’ll walk away knowing much more about animals than you did before.
Itinerary
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San Francisco Zoo
The majestic Leanne Roberts African Region and the Valentine Family Savanna offer a multi-species landscape with giraffes, zebras, kudu, ostriches, storks, and more. At Hearst Grizzly Gulch, visitors can observe rescued grizzly sisters Kachina and Kiona. Lemurs leap through the Lipman Lemur Forest, the largest outdoor lemur habitat in the country. Penguin Island is home to the largest colony of Magellanic penguins outside of the wild. The Zoo’s troop of gorillas lives in the lush Jones Family Gorilla Preserve. Farm animals for feeding and petting can be found in the popular Fisher Family Children’s Zoo. The historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel and the 1904 miniature Little Puffer Steam Train are treasured by generations of visitors. And the $3.2 million Elinor Friend Playground re-opened to the public in fall 2013. The SF Zoo offers a rich history for its guests, including fun rides, educational programs and exciting events for children of all ages. The SF Zoo is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The parking lot has many accessible parking spaces. Parking is free for disabled patrons supplying proof of a disabled placard.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance
  • Children ages 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult while on Zoo grounds.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Zoo

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Francisco Zoo General Admission?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Zoo General Admission.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Francisco Zoo General Admission?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Zoo General Admission.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Francisco Zoo General Admission?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Francisco Zoo General Admission.

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  • "Getting the tickets was tricky but overall it was very easy to find what I needed and had a great time." See review

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Underwhelming
LCC
, Jun 2021
We had to wear masks outside, which seemed so out of alignment with the CDC & state guidelines. It seems strange that you do not have to wear masks inside grocery stores, and, you have to wear them outside at a zoo. Also, lots of parts of the zoo were closed and it seemed run down.
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star-5
Great time love the animals
Dulce_S
, Jun 2021
First time seeing koalas and orange pandas, nice place to take a kid love how they maintain the place clean.
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star-5
Awesome experience before during and after.
Natalie_M
, Jun 2021
SF Zoo was clean and everyone was taking precautions through the park. The ticket process was easy and quick!
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Sad
Joseluis_M
, Jun 2021
Seeing all the animals by themselves is really sad, They look sad and lonely. Wouldn’t want to go again
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Too busy with not enough animals
Molly_G
, Jun 2021
Parking was a joke, had to walk well over a mile to get in. Pre purchased tickets, yet had to wait in a line for over 30 minutes to go in. When we got to the front, they didn’t even check the tickets and let us in. Animals weren’t out and more than half the cages were empty. Decided to have lunch, again pre-paid and pre-ordered at the Cafe, another 45 minute wait for a burnt cheeseburger and frozen chicken strips. No healthy choices. Would not come back.
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Not worth the time or money yet
Kathleen_H
, Jun 2021
We saw very few animals, all the indoor exhibits are still closed. Spent 2 hours there and that was more than enough time.
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Not happy
Erika_E
, Jun 2021
No animals were out to see. Waste of my money my Grandchildren were disappointed. If you are going to charge to see animals there should be some to see
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Not good
Neeti_T
, Jun 2021
I called to change my booking in an emergency but they refused to do it. The zoo opens at 10 and I called 26 hours before. Need to have a policy to accommodate emergencies
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Quick and Easy
Delois_H
, Jun 2021
So quick and efficient to purchase zoo tickets and so smooth to actually present the confirmation number in a touch less environment. Will definitely use again
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One of the best
Shane_S
, Jun 2021
Seeing the apes and being with family . I also enjoyed , that all the animals were out even tho they are sleep. But I want too purpose a suggestion , I think too make the animals feel better too see humans we give them a 2 month break to refresh themselves and the zoo staff from all the people .
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