Valentine’s Day Champagne Stroll


Discover animal mating facts as you explore the Zoo on February 15-17

Birds do it, bees do it and apparently every couple (and sometimes procreating single individuals) in the animal kingdom does as well. For a different twist on the science of animal mating behaviors, San Francisco Zoo and Gardens presents a special Valentine’s Day Champagne Stroll, where couples can pony up to The Love Potion Bar for mimosas and wine, then follow along on a self-guided tour with their significant “otter” to various animal habitats to catch up on fascinating animal mating facts. Engaging animal mating behavior facts can be found on brightly-colored, heart-shaped illustrated signs located around the Zoo Guests can glean information on such animals as ostriches, whose elaborate courtship dance is a sight to behold; African lions who engage in marathon days of mating and the massive nesting groups of Magellanic penguin couples. 

Special Mating Animal Talks
  • 10:30 - Red kangaroo 
  • 11:00 – Magellanic Penguin
  • 11:30 – Flamingo
  • 12:30  -Siafaka
  • 1:15 – Ostrich
  • 2:15 – Mandrill 
  • 2:15 – Greater One horned rhino
  • 2:30 – Giant Anteater (Puente al Sur)
  • 3:00  -  Honduran spiny tail iguana 
  • 3:45 – Giraffe Barn
Self-Guided Tour
  • Guests can enjoy the Valentine’s stroll until 4 p.m
Love Potion Bar by Lemur Cafe**
  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The event is free with paid Zoo admission.
*Please be advised that some of the information found on the signs may not be appropriate for children.
**Only adults 21 and over are eligible to purchase alcoholic beverages. 
Photo: Marianne Hale