Caring for endangered species, here and beyond, ensures healthy biodiverse ecosystems for all. Learn more about our programs.
LEARN AT THE ZOO
Connect with wildlife and nature in new and exciting ways! SF ZOO offers a variety of educational programs for different age groups and levels.
HOST A PARTY
You can host a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event at the Zoo.
See our Birthday Party Packages here.
BECOME A MEMBER
A Membership offers you the opportunity to forge a closer connection with our 2000 amazing animals. Benefits include unlimited admission, exclusive discounts, and more. Join us!
The mission of San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is to connect all people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action.
Open 365 days a year, San Francisco Zoo is home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals in 100 acres of majestic and peaceful gardens located directly on the Pacific Coast.
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You can help support animal enrichment programs at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens by visiting our Amazon Wish List page. Your direct purchase of interactive toys and activities helps encourage the natural and healthy behavior of some of your favorite zoo animals. Your support is greatly appreciated. Together, we can make a difference.
NEAR AND FAR
Conservation encompasses protecting and saving wild places and wild things from extinction. Our history of work has focused on helping to repopulate native ranges – such as the California bald eagle, rare amphibian and reptile species. We also work cooperatively with accredited institutions to ensure a healthy and sustainable population of endangered species living in North America and work in tandem with our global partners on in situ conservation programs.
EXPLORE HISTORY OF THE ZOO
From the humble beginnings of a lone California grizzly bear to state-of-the-art animal care and wellness, our rich history explains the evolution of our mission to care, connect, and conserve.