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San Francisco Zoo

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Opens in 24 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
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+1 415-753-7080
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice wooded area feels like you're in a big Forest. Really like the look of the zoo over all the ambiance. Some of the enclosures or kind of old and out of date and then the one for the Penguins was totally pathetic. But they...More

1  Thank bruce p
Reviewed 4 days ago

I grew up with this Zoo. During all my childhood years, visiting other zoos around the world, this one doesn't seem to get many upgrades or improvements. It is a Zoo, and a great place to walk around, hang out, especially if you have a...More

1  Thank Lawrence L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be aware that some of the animals may not be on display. Also, be aware that some of the animals may be hiding in their own area and you won't be able to see them. There are docents around the zoo and some of them...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park, expect to do lots of walking as big distances between attractions. Very well maintained. Forget about going in the morning with the big crowd, rock up at 2 when it starts cooling down with tourists leaving as park is open until 8 pm...More

1  Thank legodude1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for family or solo... Just walk around and experience a nice day in the jungle. Right next to the Great Hwy so you can visit the beach right afterwards. You can ride the carousel and go to the petting zoo. Fun for...More

Thank makeitso4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the zoo. Very diverse and well planned facility. The only drawback was parking. Get there early or you will struggle to find parking. Price was reasonable and you can get tickets on line.

Thank Birdman45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

SF Zoo is located on the West side of SF along the coast, so can get a bit windy. The Zoo is very family friendly, especially if you have young children and using a stroller. There's also a big playground inside the zoo for the...More

Thank Shafie I
BobCSFZoo, Guest Relations Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Shafie. Thanks for coming to visit and for taking time to post a review. See you soon. Bob

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The zoo is a such a wonderful place to visit. So much so, my family have become members. We typically go just for a couple hours at a time and visit every couple of months. My daughter loves the petting farm and I enjoy seeing...More

Thank letsoh
BobCSFZoo, Guest Relations Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for being a Member. We are a non profit institution and depend on the support of the community. See you soon. Bob

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little out of the main area of San Fran. It was about a $20 uber from pier 39. The zoo was good there was a lot to see and it wasn't too expensive around $20 If I remember correctly. Lots of...More

Thank neilhen10
BobCSFZoo, Guest Relations Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you neilhen 10. We hope you visit again sometime! Regards, Bob

Reviewed July 15, 2018

Medium sized park with good spacious areas for the animals. Good for families with smaller children.

Thank Jtjkz
BobCSFZoo, Guest Relations Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review. I trust you discovered our awesome playground. I play on it myself sometimes. LOL. Bob

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Response from makeitso4u | Reviewed this property |
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Stephanie H
April 29, 2018|
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Response from eke-ono | Reviewed this property |
We saw the sloth, as he slooooowly crossed the cage on a branch
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February 3, 2018|
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Response from makeitso4u | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need a whole day! Well worth it
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