2018 - San Francisco Zoo FREE Days. This zoo offers a FREE day at certain times of the year for San Francisco residents only. Proof of residency must be shown. 

On Mother's Day, the zoo usually has Free admission for mothers when she brings her child.

Get cheap tickets at San Francisco Zoo with a senior discount. Seniors that are residents of San Francisco receive a bigger discount. Proof of residency must be shown.

Residents of San Francisco are offered San Francisco Zoo discount tickets.

Groups of 15 or more can receive a group discount. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance.

A Military rate is offered to active military. It is the same as the San Francisco Resident Rate.

Guests with disabilities receive a discount.

Guests of the San Francisco Zoo that have taken the MUNI bus line to get there can receive a $1 discount when they show their same-day Muni receipt. Some restrictions apply.

The zoo has special events that are offered during the year. You can see these on the website, by signing up for the monthly Animail e-newsletter, following the zoo on Twitter @sfzoo or becoming a fan of the San Francisco zoo on Facebook.


Combo ticket with the Ripley's Believe it or Not or the Golden Gate Bay Cruise are available and may save you money over buying the tickets separately.

This attraction participates in the Go City Card which will save you money.

UCSF employees can receive a $1-$2 San Francisco Zoo discount or $5 off a Family Membership. The zoo coupon is available on the UCSF website and needs to be presented to the Membership Services Desk at the zoo.

If you have a zoo membership from another zoo, you may qualify for a FREE or 50% discount San Francisco Zoo ticket.

A membership includes discounts or FREE admission to over 120 zoos and aquariums in the U.S., discounts at area businesses, special events for members, discounts on food, gifts, activities, classes and camps, FREE admission for one year to the zoo.

San Francisco Zoo coupons, discounts, specials and deals are often for a limited time and usually have an expiration date.

San Francisco Zoo Information

Address:  1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, California 94132

Phone: 1-415-753-7080

Website:  www.sfzoo.org/

Animals:  over 930                    

Size:  100 acres

About San Francisco Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo is located in Northern California near the Bay. It has over 250 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. The zoo is made up of different areas such as African Region, Children’s Zoo, Outback Trail, Primate Discovery Center, Cat Kingdom, South America and Bear Country. Some of the animals you can see are zebra, giraffe, gorilla, rhino, hippo, lion, tiger, grizzly bear, ostrich and monkey.

This California zoo has a carousel and a train ride. They are both a small extra fee. This California zoo also has Talking Storybooks and Zoo Keys, which offer stories and fun facts about the animals throughout the zoo. It is also a small extra fee.

This zoo in San Francisco offers animal feeding mainly in the morning and late afternoon. These include Penguin, grizzly bear and American white pelican feedings. 

San Francisco Zoo Details

The zoo in San Francisco is open every day of the year.

San Francisco Zoo hours are seasonal. From early November to early March, they are open from 10 am to 4 pm. From early March to early November, hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. Some exhibits may open a bit later or close a bit earlier.  The Lion House is open from 1 pm to 4 pm. Bad weather can change the hours.  It is recommended you call ahead to see if they are open during bad weather.

San Francisco Zoo prices are Adults $19, Children (4-14) $13, Senior (65 and over) $16 and Children 3 and under are FREE.

San Francisco Zoo parking is $10 during the week and $12 on the weekends.  Some FREE street parking can be found on Sloat Boulevard.


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