Open daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Starting March 8, the Zoo will be open for spring/summer hours with a closing time of 5:00 pm.) Admission into Zoo ends at 3:00 pm. Members may enter until 3:30 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
Once each month, we offer free admission to San Francisco residents. Please check the Calendar of Events for confirmation of free days. Proof of San Francisco residency is required and can be established by providing the following:
- A valid driver’s license
- A valid identification card
- A utility, phone, or other local bill with your name and address, along with a current, valid photo I.D.
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.
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 email@example.com.