VIP 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.


BikeAbouts SF Zoo

VIP Savanna Tour

Join our Ambassador team for an informative and exciting journey through our Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna.You’ll stroll the pathways, learning about our animals and their conservation efforts, and get to feed a giraffe along the way! Includes use of a VIP lanyard which will identify you as a VIP, and entitles you to discounts on food, beverages, and gift shop items. Also can be used for a carousel ride!**-restrictions apply.

This is a walking tour, led by a guide. If you have mobility needs, electric carts/wheeled chairs are allowed or can be rented at the gift shop. It will take approximately one hour to complete. Feeding is dependent upon giraffe participation, but will always be attempted. Space is limited to 12 persons per tour.

  • Tours are available at 1:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday. Please meet at the Guided Tours podium just past the admissions gatehouse no later than 5 minutes before tour start time.  Late entries will not be allowed.
  • General Admission tickets are NOT included in the price of the VIP Savanna Tour tickets.

Senior Mornings Guided Tour

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. For guests 65 year and older.

First Thursday of the month
9:00 am
FREE for Senior level Members
$10 for non-members
Parking included

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to [email protected] 

BikeAbouts SF Zoo


Pedal your way through the Zoo during these 60-minute riding tours! Our knowledgeable staff will be
your guide as they share fun animal facts and conservation stories.

2024 Tour dates and times
Sunday, May 12 – 9am (Mother’s Day)
Sunday, June 16 – 9am (Father’s Day)
Saturday, July 13 – 9am
Saturday, August 10 – 9am
Saturday, September 14 – 9am
Saturday, October 12 – 9am

Join us for extra-special BikeAbouts on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day only, which include a continental breakfast served immediately following the event! During these programs, bike tours will focus on what maternal and paternal care look like throughout the animal kingdom.

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 is required and participants must provide their own bikes and bike locks. No strollers or scooters, please. All bikes need to be outside the zoo by 10:00 am when we open to the general public.

Please have locks with you, to secure your bike(s) to our bike rack, if you plan to re-enter the zoo for the day. Any age peddlers who are riding their own bikes are required to purchase a full ticket. Only young
children who are riding in a child’s seat or trailer (piggy-backing), qualify for free admission.

Tour Prices  

Family BikeAbouts
SFZS Member – $27 per peddler
Non-Member – $37 per peddler
FREE for children piggy-backing on an adult’s bike
Mother’s and Father’s Day BikeAbouts (includes continental breakfast)
SFZS Member – $45 per peddler
Non-member – $55 per peddler
FREE for children piggy-backing on an adult’s bike

Discounted Zoo admission available for purchase at ticketing windows on day of tour.

Proof of BikeAbout required for discount.

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to [email protected] 

To access BikeAbout tickets, click on the orange button below. Then click on the Programs tab in the pop-up window and select Special Programs from the drop-down menu.