Join us on Friday evenings for SF Zoo’s Sunset Fridays beginning July 7!

Sunset Fridays, a new after-hours event for the whole family, will debut at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens on Friday, July 7 and will run consecutive Fridays thru August 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Playfield Lawn. Guests will enjoy live music by SFJazz and other special performances, outdoor bar, kid-friendly activities, ambassador animals and more

Historic Sunset 

The event name harkens to SF Zoo’s unique proximity to the Pacific Ocean and location in the historic Sunset District, with timing for the summer event close to the sunset hour and in honor of the many animal species that are crepuscular – or active during sundown!

The first-time event will take place in the open Playfield area featuring:
• Elinor Friend Playground
• Historic Dentzel Carousel
• Playfield Café
• Performances on the Playfield Lawn

While the entire zoo will not be open, guests can visit the following exhibits on their scheduled nights, to learn more about these amazing species:

July 7  Chilean Flamingo Habitat
July 14  California Conservation Corridor
July 21 Giraffe Lodge
July 28 Chilean Flamingo Habitat
August 4 Giraffe Lodge
August 11 Giraffe Lodge
August 18 Chilean Flamingo Habitat
August 25 Giraffe Lodge


Ticket Info

Zoo Members receive free admission to the event just show your Membership card when you arrive. No advance reservation is necessary. 

Children 11 and under are free.

Non- Member tickets are $12 per person ages 12 and over.
Tickets for non-members can be purchased here or walk-up to the ticket window; reservations are not required.