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We're open 365 days a year. Come see over 1,000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals and majestic, peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants.



Open daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm through spring and summer. Admission into Zoo ends at 4:00 pm. Members may enter until 4:30 pm. 

Children ages 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult while on Zoo grounds.

Free for Members

San Francisco Zoological Society Members receive free admission. Join today.

Free Days for San Francisco Residents

Through a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Zoo is pleased to offer Free Days for San Francisco residents on certain days. On Free Days, all San Francisco residents are eligible for free admission to the Zoo and must provide valid ID at the front gate as proof of residency. The next SF Resident Free Day is October 7, 2015.

Proof of San Francisco residency is required and can be established by providing the following:

Military Discount

Retired and active military personnel receive San Francisco resident rates (free admission on SF Resident Free Days only applies to San Francisco residents with proof of residency).

Groups and Field Trips

For information about planning a visit with a group or field trip, click here

For information about our school services, click here.

For teacher resources, click here.  

Docent Tours

Our docent guides lead educational walking tours for school groups of 15 or more (subject to availability). Tours are available during the months of September through March (subject to change) and tour topics correlate with current California Science Content Standards (SCS). Requests must be made at least 4 weeks in advance of visit. For more information and to schedule a docent tour for your school group, please call (415) 753-7122 or e-mail