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Admission to the San Francisco Zoo

By San Francisco Zoological Society
Price is AU$35per adult


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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected


  • More than 2,000 exotic, endangered & rescued animals

  • Sprawling 100-acre (40-ha) site along the Pacific Ocean

  • Animals coming from Africa, Australia & South America

  • Native, exotic & ancient plants in the gorgeous gardens

  • Educational programmes & lectures all day across the zoo

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Admission to the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens

  • What's excluded

    Admission to special ticketed exhibits, encounters, rides, or games

  • What's excluded

    Parking fees

Know before you book

  • Children 1 and younger are complimentary. Guests 14 and younger must be accompanied by a paying guest age 15 or older.

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

  • Hours of operation are 10 AM–5 PM daily. Last admission is at 4 PM.

What you can expect

Become one with wildlife at the San Francisco Zoo, home to more than 2,000 exotic and endangered animals from across the globe. Spanning more 100 acres (40 ha) along the shore of the ocean, the zoo is where animal lovers of all ages can get close to mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds.

Divided into 7 main exhibit zones, the San Francisco Zoo boasts more than 2,000 amazing animals coming from the African savannah to the Australian outback to the South American jungle. See silly giraffes and zebras in the African Region, marvel at majestic leopards and lions in the Cat Kingdom, and come face-to-face with wolves and grizzlies out in Bear Country.

In addition to all of the wonderful animals you can see, the zoo is home to immaculate gardens filled with both native plants and exotic species. Admire the bright blooms near the African exhibits and come close to varieties that have survived for millions of years in the Prehistoric Garden. In the browse gardens, the zoo even grows their own eucalyptus, bamboo, and other plants to feed their many koalas, rhinos, and giraffes.

While at the zoo, you can opt to buy admission to other attractions and activities such as carousel rides, animal feedings, and scavenger hunts. Throughout the day, you can also attend free educational programmes, with keeper talks held at nearly 20 sites across the zoo.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • San Francisco Zoo
  • Sloat Boulevard
  • San Francisco California 94132

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • San Francisco Zoo
    • Sloat Boulevard
    • San Francisco California 94132

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