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San Francisco Zoo

Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, Parkside, San Francisco, CA 94132 (Sunset)
415 753 7080
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Ranked #90 of 375 Attractions in San Francisco
Type: Zoos
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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McDonough, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the San Fran zoo. Went with our daughter and her husband and 2 little ones. There is so much to look at! There are so many different types of animals and their enclosures are roomy and seem comfortable. We especially loved seeing the giraffes, gorillas and elephants. We brought a nice picnic lunch from... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I found out here the space is bigger than in zoo Miami that's for some of the animals these might not be the biggest zoo in the usa but its pretty big a lot of animals to enjoy like most zoo you will get a work out a lot of walking bring the right shoes and usually its cold so... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Being on the West side of San Francisco, San Francisco Zoo is a long way from the tourist havens of North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. But that doesn't mean you have to skip on visiting it, or pay for a day's car rental, petrol and $8 parking. Simply hop on the L train for only $2 per person to get... More

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South San Francisco, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

At 14 mos, my baby isn't quite old enough for the zoo. She LOVES the newly-built playground, however. There are different themed sections of playground (pond, arctic, jungle) for different ages. Other parents say their older kids love the train. Personally, I love the animals, so we are all happy. The zoo is best on the weekdays when it isn't... More

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

San Francisco zoo is located in South Western Corner of San Francisco and covers an area of 99 acres. I had been to this Zoo on Sunday the 14th September 2014 with my wife and Son's family. It is open 7 days a week and the timings are from 10 am to 5 pm. Entrance Fee USD.14 for Adult and... More

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We drove down from Sacramento to beat the heat and to enjoy the animals as part of our day. Lo and behold...there's a 3 week old giraffe! The neatest sight was watching mother and the baby interacting together. In addition, they have a baby gorilla in their gorilla exhibit. We caught the animals in the morning mostly playing and having... More

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san pedro, ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My 22-year old daughter still loves the zoo, so we planned a trip up to the Bay area. This zoo makes for a pleasant walk while enjoying the sounds of the animals and learning bits of info. Lots of trees and places to sit and rest if need be. Being next to the water creates a cool breeze that's appreciated.

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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I went with my three year old daughter and her grandparents who absolutely loved the experience. I was pleasantly surprised and amazed by the entire zoo and location which is across from the ocean and beach. In my opinion, the entry prices are well worth your money and time to visit compared to amusement parks within the SF Bay Area.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

From the outside it doesn't look like a massive facility, however once you are in there, there is plenty to see. I was amazed at Polar Bears in California! If you are a creative type, then the installation there showing the amount of litter dumped in the sea and affecting marine life is an eye opener, and the artwork created... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We spend 5 hours here with our 7 year old. So much to see!! Loved the habitats of the animals, the vastness of the park. There were lots of neat places to take photos and we loved the recycled items display. We belong to Philadelphia Zoo and this is a reciprocal zoo so we go discounted pass and food! The... More

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