There’s a lot to see in this urban oasis nestled against the Pacific Ocean. Browse through our pages of exhibits to learn more about the wonderful things you can experience at the San Francisco Zoo.

Lion House



This city landmark opened in 1940. Located in the center of the Zoo, across from Penguin Island, the historic Lion House has been a public favorite. Open daily from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the historic Lion House is a behind-the-scenes view of a big cat management area. There are no scheduled feedings and the animals may not always be on view inside.