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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 #83 of 362 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Morgan Hill, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I have been traveling to the San Francisco Zoo since I was little and still love to see all of the animals. I have now begun to take my children and they are in awe as well. We always pack a lunch and drinks as the prices are a bit high at the concession stands. Last time we had our... More

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I went to the zoo on my recent trip to SF and used my membership card from my local zoo to garner a 50% discount on my entry. I was interested in visiting the zoo because they have animals I haven't seen before, namely kangaroos and koalas. I rode the train to the zoo from Fisherman's Wharf and it was... More

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Alturas, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was an awesome zoo. The animals were loving the sun so we got to see most everyone there and they were all as interested in us as we were them. We rode the train and I have to say I was disappointed that it didn't have a wider range within the park but we enjoyed in anyways.

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Hermosa Beach, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Zoo is well laid out and provides you a map showing a "zoo loop" route that takes you by all of the animal areas sorted by different regions of the world. There is also a train that takes you through the zoo and interesting special exhibits - such as the current exhibit on animal poop. The insect house was... More

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Sparks, NV.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The zoo was a great visit. The parking lot is a little small so if you go on the weekend you may have a difficult time finding parking. The zoo is laid out well and was a lot of fun.

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New Delhi, India
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360 reviews 360 reviews
227 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We, a family group of six, enjoyed our visit to the San Francisco Zoo. The best part - the Zoo is compact - not spread-out in a very large area, like the San Diego Zoo.This was good for the kids, as it did not tire them just walking long distances to see the various exhibits of animals, birds etc. There... More

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Putnam, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was here back in Feb. of 2007. The zoos around my house doesn't have a koala bear so I was pretty excited to go to this zoo and see one. It was a fun time.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have been many times at the San Francisco Zoo. I also have a paid-membership. I have encouraged in the past and still I do, many of my students who have done volunteer work there. I believe the zoo does an extraordinary job providing a service to our community and at the same time educating our youth. It is clean... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is the second time we have spent a day at this zoo in the past three months. Not too large so time to see most of the animals, a great playground for children and the farm experience was super for our 2 year old grandson. The grounds are beautiful and with San Frans cooler weather the stink of zoo... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was staying very near to the Zoo (a few stops away by L Muny) and visitd this place three times. Each time you may get to see different animals. But the place is so green and big that I could not see all in one visit so made repeated visits due to the proximity of the place with my... More

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