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San Francisco Zoo

Address: Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, Parkside, San Francisco, CA 94132 (Sunset)
Phone Number: 415 753 7080
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Ranked #142 of 458 Activities in San Francisco
Owner description: The penguins win the popularity contest at this zoo. You can watch being fed daily at 3 PM. Or...
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Owner description: The penguins win the popularity contest at this zoo. You can watch being fed daily at 3 PM. Or, if you prefer the big cats, come an hour earlier.

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the kids playground before meeting our family, very unique. Some of the animal displays seemed small. The flamingos were very entertaining, our granddaughter's favorite.

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This zoo is in a idyllic setting and is laid out very nicely for a lovely walk, lunch, ride on a little train and take spin on the old fashioned merry-go-round. It is always cool so bring a jacket. The cool weather helps keep the animals more active and the flowers. trees, etc... are spectacular. Plan at least a full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We loved seeing the Grizzly bear feeding! We went on a weekday and it was really nice and quiet. The food is very expensive and only average.. My favorite exhibit was definitely the monkeys! They were so active and playful!

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Wish we had more time here. We only had about an hour and a half. They closed at 4 the day we visited so we did not have much time. Kind of hustled through it. We used our local zoo membership from NC and got in free. Loved the hippo and penguin display. Also for the holidays they had a... More 

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Seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We've been to zoos all over the world and have seen tigers all around. But here in the SFO Zoo, their collection of tigers are really huge as in humongous. The biggest that we've seen, and for us that was was the highlight of our visit here. Wish that they wouldn't charge $8 for parking anymore. It should just be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I try to visit the zoo and/or aquarium in every place we travel. The San Francisco Zoo though it needs some updating was not bad at all, we enjoyed our visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love the zoo, seeing the animals, walking around. However the SF zoo, while trying to renovate the exhibits has so much space that is underused or cut off. The zoo lights was a mess, half the lights did not work. The prices keep going up on the carrousel and Little Puffer train. The food is really bad for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Anyone visiting San Fran must visit this place!! Been here many many times and I am in awe everytime I go. The animal enclosures are well maintained and the signs are nice and easy to see. I went for lots of different reasons...school projects, fieldtrips etc. I was always a big fan to the monkeys, orangutans and gorrillas. I believe... More 

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Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Really nice zoo but needs a cleaning.. I don't know if it always looks like it did today(maybe due to all the rain) but a few of the viewing areas are closed. My family and I loved the train( for an extra $5 pp) We got a cheeseburger, hot dog, chicken strips, 1 soda and popcorn for around $30, so... More 

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Duvall, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had the good fortune to visit the San Francisco zoo while visiting the area. The zoo was in an absolutely beautiful location on the Pacific Ocean. The staff were friendly. And best of all were the animals. The day we came it was drizzling. While some of the animals were hiding from the rain, others were out and friskier... More 

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