Tours

Explore San Francisco Zoo & Gardens in a whole new way on a one-of-a-kind guided tour to learn more about our magnificent animals, lovely gardens and rich history.

Tour Information

• Tickets available online up to midnight the day before the tour.
Please check the calendar for availability.

• Member-priced tickets are limited to the number of admissions covered by your specific Membership level.
Zoo Membership card must be presented with your tour tickets, prior to beginning your tour.

• Zoo admissions is only included with BikeAbouts and Senior Strolls.
All other tours require proof of admission or Zoo Membership prior to beginning your tour.

• All exhibit and viewing areas are wheelchair and/or stroller accessible on the Animal Amble,
Gardens Tour and Senior Stroll. For our History Tour and Secret Safari, contact us in advance 
if you have any unique mobility concerns at guidedtours@sfzoo.org for details and questions
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Wild Walks: Animal Amble

Enhance your Zoo experience with a one hour guided adventure that's fantastic for audiences of all ages! Your knowledgeable guide will entertain you with fun facts and anecdotes that will make you feel like a real Zoo insider. Routes and features frequently change, so no matter how many times you join us you can be certain you'll  learn something new!

Tour dates and times
Monday through Thursday at 11 am
Friday through Sunday at 2 pm

Tour Prices 
Members   $10 per person
Non-members  $15.00         
Children 3 & under  Free (must be carried or in a stroller)
Group size Twelve maximum
*Zoo admission is not included.

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Wild Walks: History Tour

Did you know that our parking lot used to be the largest swimming pool in the county? Or that many historic buildings from the 1930's are still housing animal exhibits today? Join us for a one hour guided tour conducted by one or our knowledgeable Interpretive Ambassadors and learn more about the 90 year history of San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. 

Tour dates and times
1st and 3rd weekends each month
Friday through Sunday at 11 am

Tour Prices  
Members   $30.00 
Non-members  $40.00        
Children 3 & under  Free (must be carried or in a stroller)
Group size:  Eight maximum
*Zoo admission is not included. 

Note: Please reach out to guidedtours@sfzoo.org a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your tour if any member of your party requires ADA accommodations.

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Wild Walks: Gardens Tour

Come get all the "dirt" on the beautiful and rare plants at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. In this one hour guided walking tour conducted by one of our knowledgeable Interpretive Ambassadors, you'll see exotic plants native to Africa, South America, Australia and California that are thriving here. You'll view some of our historic trees, learn about green gardening techniques and get the scoop on some of the animals' favorite "browse" food growing right here at the Zoo.

Tour dates and times
Book Now! For Garden Tours beginning  June 7  
 
2nd weekend each month
Friday through Sunday at  11 am 

Tour Prices  
Members   $20.00 
Non-members  $30.00        
Children 3 & under  Free (must be carried or in a stroller)
Group size:  Eight maximum
*Zoo admission is not included.

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Wild Walk: Secret Safari Tour

Enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of behind-the-scenes animal habitats. The tour will be conducted by one of the Zoo's Interpretive Ambassadors and will include up to six different animal species, some of which may not have been previously viewable here at the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. 

Tour dates and times 
4th and 5th weekends of each month 
Friday through Sunday  at 11 am and 2 pm

Tour Prices  
Members $20.00
Non-Members  $30.00
Group size Eight maximum
Age Limit Must be 8 years of age and older
* Zoo admission is not included.

Note: This is a behind the scenes area; groups must stay together and children must be supervised at all times. Please reach out to guidedtours@sfzoo.org a minimum of 48 hours in advance of your tour if any member of your party requires ADA accommodations.

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BikeAbouts

Pedal your way through the Zoo during these 90-minute riding tours! Our knowledgeable staff will be your guide as they share fun animal facts and conservation stories. During the ride you may see a sleepy tiger yawning or a grizzly bear going for a swim.

Tour dates and times
Monthly from April – October, 8:30am - 10:00am. 

Join us for extra-special BikeAbouts on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day only! During these programs, bike tours will focus on what maternal and paternal care look like throughout the animal kingdom. Stick around after the tour for a tasty continental breakfast until 11am!

Have a date in mind that you don’t see on the calendar? Contact us to schedule a private BikeAbout for groups of 10 or more riders!

Pre-registration required.
Participants must provide their own bikes. No strollers or scooters, please.

Tour Prices  
Family BikeAbouts 
SFZS Member - $20 per peddler 
Non-Member - $30 per peddler
FREE for children piggy-backing on an adult’s bike
Mother’s and Father’s Day BikeAbouts 
SFZS Member - $35 per peddler 
Non-member - $45 per peddler
FREE for children piggy-backing on an adult’s bike

*Zoo admission is included.

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Have a Question? Send an e-mail to guidedtours@sfzoo.org 

 




Senior Stroll

Enjoy a guided walking tour with almost the whole Zoo to yourself. Watch the animals that are active early in the day, with a docent guide to answer your questions and offer fascinating insights into animal behavior. Registration is not required. 

Tour dates and times 
Quarterly on the 2nd Thursday 
 9 am to 11 am

Tour Prices  
Members Free
Non-Members  $5 plus Zoo Admission
Age Limit For guests 65 years and older

*Zoo admission is included. 

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to seniorstroll@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-7122.

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Zoo Keys

The ever-popular, interactive Storybooks have returned to the Zoo, activated by the beloved, plastic animal keys that have become nostalgic icons to visitors from years past. At Storybook sites around the Zoo, visitors can listen to multilingual recordings of stories and fun facts about the animals. You can purchase your Zoo Key onsite at the Admissions Gate or in the Membership Office or online. If you have an original key, you can continue to treasure it as a collector's item as it won't work with the new boxes.

Zoo Keys are $5 each

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