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.

South American Tropical Forest



This indoor habitat is home to many South American reptile, fish and bird species, including a 15-foot long green anaconda, tropical frogs, turtles and green-winged macaws, that fly freely among the tall trees and tropical plants. With the vocal birds and humid air, you’ll really get a sense of what it feels like to be in the rainforest.

The historic building located on the northern side of the Zoo is an original depression-era WPA project, and was originally an aquatic birdhouse. Today, the climate-controlled building is a place where you can come in and sit for a while, observe the birds flying overhead, or to simply enjoy the warm, tropical atmosphere.