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San Francisco Zoo

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Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
+1 415-753-7080
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
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1 - 10 of 625 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is huge! We really needed an entire day. I love that the exhibits are up close and easy for toddlers to view. The play areas are just amazing!

Thank Marci H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Covered whole park in about 4 hours. Enjoyable alone. There was a lot of hype about the panda and turns out the little one was a real poser!!More

Thank Cecile K
BobCSFZoo, Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Cecile. So glad you came and was able to stay a full four hours. We have a 100 acre park and there's lots to see and do. Are those little Red Pandas a riot or what? Tenzing, the young male is pretty comfortable around...More

Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Small scale zoo - very spacious with great landscapes. Good range of animals- the bears and the lemurs and monkeys were particularly impressive. Good fun outing.

Thank Peterk9999
BobCSFZoo, Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Hi Peter. Thanks for coming to visit the San Francisco Zoo and thanks so very much for your kind review! We're very proud of our zoo, staff, and the beautiful gardens. Hope to see you again! Bob

Reviewed October 31, 2017

Lovely spacious zoo where the landscaping was more interesting for me than the animals. My 2 year old grandson loved it and did not want to get off the mini-train which he adored. Lots of easy parking. Well worth a visit but not cheap.More

Thank bobattheeagles
BobCSFZoo, Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Hi Bob, thanks so much for coming to visit and taking the time to publish your review. Our Horticulture staff is top notched and we're very proud of their good work. Thanks for noticing. Glad your grandson enjoyed the train. BTW. Little Puffer is an...More

Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been to quite a few zoos and this one is one of the least favorite. Half the zoo was closed off labeled “employee only”. The zoo exhibits were very outdated and unimpressive. We really did enjoy the lemur/monkey exhibit and set up. Most exhibits...More

1  Thank Audreyy_MI
BobCSFZoo, Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Hi Audrey. Sorry that your visit to the zoo was less than you may have expected. Ours is a 90 year old 100 acre zoo and we're open 365 days a year so our maintenance and new exhibit construction is on-going and happens a lot...More

Reviewed October 26, 2017

When I went there was a lot of work being done. Hopefully soon they will be finished. Try to make time to see when the zookeepers have their talks and feed the animals. It is especially informative then. Also make time for the petting zoo...More

Thank Mak684
BobCSFZoo, Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Hi Mak. Thanks for coming to visit the zoo. Glad you enjoyed the petting zoo over in the Exploration Zone. There's a goat named Patty who really likes being petted when I go over there. Our Keeper Talk program is a great opportunity to chat...More

Reviewed October 18, 2017

The zoo is much improved and modernized since our last visit many years ago when residing in the city. Located in the southwest part of the city between the Pacific Ocean and Lake Merced, the zoo has a wide diversity of exhibits from an African...More

Thank KLE2013
BobCSFZoo, Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Shall I say "Welcome Back"? Thanks for visiting, reminiscing, and publishing such a kind review! Hope to see you again next time you're in the Bay Area. Bob

Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We wanted something to occupy us in the morning before heading to the airport , we were surprised how much was here. Plenty of exhibits and the enclosures were bigger than I have seen in other city zoo's. Food was horrendously overpriced but it comes...More

Thank Dan C
BobCSFZoo, Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Hi Dan. Thanks for your kind review and we do hope to see you again soon. Bob

Reviewed September 28, 2017

Spent almost full day here, more than enough animals to keep kids happy. Staff were really engaging. Its not a huge zoo but good for what is there.

Thank SnowballNewcastle
BobCSFZoo, Guest Relations Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thanks so much for coming to visit and taking time to post a comment. Hope to see you again! Bob

Reviewed September 27, 2017

I can't believe it's only $20 to get into this zoo! It's a super place - the animals aren't behind big high fences so kids can get really good views of them. And there's a miniature train in the middle of the park that my...More

Thank Fiona H
BobCSFZoo, Guest Relations Manager at San Francisco Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thanks for your kind comment. We really are one of the most affordable family outings in the San Francisco area. Looking forward to seeing you again. Bob

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Dana S
October 4, 2017|
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Response from roberthhunter | Reviewed this property |
A day should do it...
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Robert P
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Response from BobCSFZoo | Property representative |
Hi there! We have two grizzly bear sisters who are 14 and 2 new black bear cubs!
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Response from Evan L | Reviewed this property |
No I'm sorry he lives somewhere else but there is 4 or so other gorillas.
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