Special Programs

Experience a connection to our animal residents in an entirely different way!  Our Special Programs create new ways for you to enjoy everything the Zoo has to offer, and your purchase supports the Zoo’s mission.  Watch for special member discounts!

Zen at the Zoo

Imagine performing yoga poses as giraffe and zebra graze nearby, that is the ultimate zen! This year, SF Zoo is offering its first-ever Zen at the Zoo, featuring Vinyasa Flow. This one-hour outdoor class will be conducted in the “Donga,” the public viewing area that sits right in the middle of the Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna.

2024 Dates

All Dates have a 9am start time. It is recommended you arrive at the Zoo’s main entrance by 8:45am

  • Sunday, May 26
  • Sunday, June 9
  • Sunday, June 23
  • Sunday, July 14
  • Sunday, July 21
  • Sunday, August 4
  • Sunday, August 18
  • Sunday, September 1
  • Sunday, September 8
  • Sunday, September 22
  • Sunday, October 6
  • Sunday, October 13

Suitable for all skill levels of yoga practitioners, Vinyasa Flow unites breath to movement while offering a variety of poses. You will flow between postures while building strength, endurance, balance, and mental focus. Expect a well-rounded practice involving sun salutations, standing and seated postures, and a strong focus on the power of breath. Details here.

Members: $25 per session

General Public:  $50 per session (includes Zoo admission ticket for the full day)

(Go to the Special Programs tab on the ticketing page; Members click on the Member Tickets for the discount)

Sunset Fridays

An after-hours event for the whole family, will debut at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens on Friday, July 5, and will run on consecutive Fridays through August 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Playfield Lawn. Guests will enjoy live music, outdoor bars, kid-friendly activities, ambassador animals, and more.

  • Visitors who have a general admission ticket for daytime Zoo access will be able to attend Sunset Fridays at no additional charge. This is a free event for members of the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens (membership card must be presented at entry).

Live Entertainment Lineup

  • July 5: Damir Stosic Band (Contemporary Rock)

  • July 12: West Coast Cool (Jazz)

  • July 19: Gayle Lynn & the Helping Hands (Folk)

  • July 26: Lucky Drive (Eclectic Rock & Soul)

  • August 2: The Dunes (Classic Rock)

  • August 9: Ricky’s Grupo Afro-Nativo (Afro-Latin)

  • August 16: The Puckett Family Project (Acoustic Rock)

  • August 23: Red Licorice (Blues)

  • August 30: Jeffo & the Rhinos (Rock)

    Ticket and Event Info

    Zoo Members receive free admission to the event, show your Membership card when you arrive. No advanced 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.

    • Folding chairs and outside food and beverages are allowed.
    • Pets are not permitted on Zoo grounds, however, service animals are allowed entry.

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