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Address: Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone Number: +1 415-753-7080
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Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis....

Nestled against the Pacific Ocean, the San Francisco Zoo is an urban oasis. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants. This Fall, join us for ZOOtoberfest which includes a hay maze, brew haus and more fun for the whole family!

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A little hard to navigate, but a nice, but not great zoo

The zoo really is not laid out that well, and you can waste time wandering around looking for what you want to see. It is expensive as well.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
48stever
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Fairfax, VA
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San Francisco, California
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family spent 1/2 day at the zoo. The new attractions are well done and hopefully the animals will have more space. It is not natural to cage the animals, but if now, will they be around for the next generation?? Enjoy while you can.

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Thank Joseph Y
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love zoo's and try and visit them in every city I go to providing they have a zoo. This zoo by far is one of the better ones I have been to. Its very big, spacious and clean. All the animal enclosures and big and spacious for the animal. All the animals looked more than happy, there seemed to... More 

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KellySFZoo, Marketing Assistant at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this review

Thank your for visiting! We appreciate your support Sarah! More 

Fairfax, VA
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100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The zoo really is not laid out that well, and you can waste time wandering around looking for what you want to see. It is expensive as well.

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1 Thank 48stever
San Francisco, California
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154 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The zoo by the beach, it has a weird lay out, but a nice collection of animals. It's a bit old and it shows, but their animal collection still very nice. Plus you can always walk to the beach afterwards!

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Thank José P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We went to zoo in August as a family and had a very nice time! It was a little cold, but we were prepared and brought all of our jackets! We seen all the animals in just enough time, because you must see the penguins and see them at feeding time! They are the cutest attraction ever! The food is... More 

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1 Thank Tani B
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Thank you for your support Tani! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for bundling up on a chilly San Francisco summer day to visit. We are so glad you got to experience the penguin feeding with your family and hope to see you again at the Zoo soon! More 

Mentor, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This is a nice zoo. It was exactly what I had hoped for. There was a lot of things to do and the staff was very knowledgeable. They were not afraid to answer questions. The animals looked healthy and well managed.

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Thank you Justin! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your support and we hope you visit again soon. More 

Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Outdoor fun for the family. Took our grandson and he saw his favorite lions then off to the excellent soft/safe playground where he ran and laughed and screamed for hours with made on the spot friends. Excellent for all ages, even benches for us old folks to rest. Close to beach if you want to expand the outing.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Exactly what you expect.... a zoo! Animals and nice areas to and watch them. We stopped and watched the cheeky monkeys for ages. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this zoo, well lay out, good resting spots. Some shade too!! Keeper talks were interesting but we didn't go to them all as we only had 3 hours to explore. A... More 

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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Friendly, knowledgeable staff... the animals are active & well cared for... my favorite was the penguins

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Perth, Australia
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89 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

The zoo grounds are massive by any zoo I have been too, most of it is tired like a time warp to 1960's animals in cages zoo. Must say that if the African Savannah is anything to go by the future is good but there is a lot of work needed. Got to love the little puffer steam train. The... More 

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