Open daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Last admission sold one hour before closing time; last Member entry 30 minutes before closing. Children ages 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult while on Zoo grounds.
Rainy Day Fun
Although rain is coming, the Zoo is still open for a wild adventure! On rainy days, the first 100 people will receive a complimentary rain poncho.
Free for Members
San Francisco Zoological Society Members receive free admission. Join today.
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).
Guests with Disabilities
Guests with disabilities 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 June 1, 2016.
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.
Please note: Last free admission to the Zoo given at 4:00 pm.