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Address: Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, Parkside, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone Number: 415 753 7080
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Description: The penguins win the popularity contest at this zoo. You can watch being...
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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Easy to maneuver and enjoy. Disabled parking tip.

As a SF Zoo member, I come here every month or so. If visiting more than 2 times in a year with a family, it may be advantageous to buy a family membership especially with two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We went here several years ago and were pleasantly surprised at the improvements since then. The exhibits were large and clean. It is easy to navigate. We were pushing a stroller and had no problem. The new playground area was fantastic! Could have spent hours there! They had someone thete blowing bubbles and our two year old grandson was delighted...chasing... More 

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Pacifica
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

As a SF Zoo member, I come here every month or so. If visiting more than 2 times in a year with a family, it may be advantageous to buy a family membership especially with two parking coupons, two rides tickets, and two non-member admission tickets that are included with the membership. Parking $8 during Mon-Fri and an extra $2,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I really did enjoy this zoo, the animals have lots of space and there was a lot of interesting talks through the day however the grizzly bears looked like they had too many in the exhibit and the polar bear exhibit was totally unsuitable, no ice, only a small amount of water and it looked like it was going to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I wasn't really happy with the idea of going to a zoo, but we had to take are kid, he loved it, I loved it, we spend there the whole day, it's very nice that we can enjoy this kind of things , we are going back next month with friends and family!!

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It is good clean zoo to spend a day around with kids . They have got all regular animals, but the best are the Rhinos and hippos . The play park is really fun for kids all ages . I have seen a lot of other zoo's around the country so comparatively, I felt this is small and little expensive... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Felt like a refuge from the busy surrounding city! It's not a "fancy" zoo, but lots of nice exhibits and the keepers are happy to engage.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I took my family, i have 2 little kids, to spend half a day here. The place is clean. Lots of animals to watch. Lots of things to learn. There is a very nice playground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Nice zoo, we used a free children's admission coupon off of a rack card at the hotel so it was only about $35 for our family of 3 to get in. We got there first thing in the morning as soon as they opened so that we could see the animals that we really wanted to see before the crowds... More 

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Zoo not very crowded. Great place to spend the day. Will only take about 3-4hrs to get thru. The giraffes are fun to watch, as are the bears and the polar bear when she is in the water playing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The zoo itself is just ok. Not necesarily a wide range of animals, but there are fun things for kids. There is a renovated playground that is really nice. My kids spend most of our trips playing there and at the petting zoo. With an annual family pass, its great for us locals as an alternative to a park. Without... More 

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