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Explore all the San Francisco Zoo has to offer at your own pace with this full-day admission ticket. Go to the Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna exhibit, and spot animals native to Africa such as giraffes, zebras, and kudus. Stop by Penguin Island to watch the adorable Magellanic penguins. Check out and learn about more than 250 species that call the zoo home. 
  • Full-day admission ticket to the San Francisco Zoo
  • Stroll through the Walkabout exhibit, and see kangaroos and other animals native to Australia
  • Stop by the Doelger Primate Discovery Center, and see some of the world's most endangered species
  • Take a break by slowing down at the Insect Zoo, and enjoy insect-themed books and videos
  • Make your way to Hearst Grizzly Gulch, and get nose-to-nose with rescued grizzly sisters
  • Zoo is wheelchair accessible and are available to rent in the front plaza
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1-day admission to the San Francisco Zoo
Animal Exhibits and Shows
Hotel pick up and drop off
Food and drink
Parking (additional fees)

Departure Point

San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Boulevard at 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

Departure Time

11/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
4/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
With this admission ticket to the San Francisco Zoo, the way you spend your time is up to you. The zoo is open daily, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the grounds at your own pace.

There are more than 20 exhibits at the zoo with more than 1,000 animals to see, so you’ve got your work cut out for you. Start by stopping by the Koala Crossing Exhibit where five furry friends hang out, and point them out while they sit up high in the eucalyptus trees they like to eat off of.

Check out the meerkats and prairie dogs, and learn how two animals from two different continents can have so much in common. Don’t miss out on seeing Bear Country or Eagle Island, and the Insect Zoo is also a good place to visit if you’re into creepy-crawly creatures.

If you need some time away from all the animals, you can walk the gardens, hit the playground, or even hop on a train (own expense). Whatever you spend your time doing, you’ll walk away knowing much more about animals than you did before.
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The majestic Leanne Roberts African Region and the Valentine Family Savanna offer a multi-species landscape with giraffes, zebras, kudu, ostriches, storks, and more. At Hearst Grizzly Gulch, visitors can observe rescued grizzly sisters Kachina and Kiona. Lemurs leap through the Lipman Lemur Forest, the largest outdoor lemur habitat in the country. Penguin Island is home to the largest colony of Magellanic penguins outside of the wild. The Zoo’s troop of gorillas lives in the lush Jones Family Gorilla Preserve. Farm animals for feeding and petting can be found in the popular Fisher Family Children’s Zoo. The historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel and the 1904 miniature Little Puffer Steam Train are treasured by generations of visitors. And the $3.2 million Elinor Friend Playground re-opened to the public in fall 2013. The SF Zoo offers a rich history for its guests, including fun rides, educational programs and exciting events for children of all ages. The SF Zoo is proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The parking lot has many accessible parking spaces. Parking is free for disabled patrons supplying proof of a disabled placard.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance
  • Children ages 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult while on Zoo grounds.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY San Francisco Zoo

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Available Zoo General Admission tickets
, Apr 2021
I could not find an available general admission ticket on the Zoo website for the day I wanted to go. I learned that there may be options through Viator. I made the reservation easily for the day I wanted and there were no time entry requirements like through the Zoo website. Will use Viator again for zoo admission.
Good outing just be safe
, Apr 2021
Lots of animals not out or exhibit closed. Signs showing "high touch point" on railings but didn't see anyone coming to wipe down or disinfect areas. On several occasions watched as multiple people/kids touched same spot within moments of each other.
, Mar 2021
Perfect! Was able to get tickets even after the zoo website was sold out! Very grateful. Was able to see most of the animals except the lion house was closed because of covid and the elephants weren't out. Besides that, great trip!
Amazing & Fun
, Mar 2021
The animals and gardens ! My family and I love it so much . We enjoyed our time there and Look forward to going back soon ! Loved how much space we had to walk , was not crowded at all and we loved the train ride !
Great family excursion
, Mar 2021
Definitely still works when all slots on the official zoo website are sold out, no entry time slot here either, just present booking confirmation at entrance on the day of the booking and you ll be admitted.
, Mar 2021
Me and my family went to San Francisco from LA to have a mini vacations and we decided to go to the Zoo. We got our tickets on Viator online and didn’t have any problems at the window to register.
Good experience
, Mar 2021
We could get tickets just before one day though all tickets were booked online in sfo zoo website , and it very easy to use this site and get tickets booked
Love, Love, the Animals
, Feb 2021
OMG we had a ball, yes in the pandemic the zoo was still a fun time. The staff throughout the park was awesome m. Oh yeah snd the cheeseburgers and fries saved the day. Love it!!!
, Nov 2020
We were able to get in without a problem. We really enjoyed the zoo and ticket buying experience. I would definitely recommend
Great vibes at the zoo
, Nov 2020
The animals ... Unfortunately there wasn't alot of animals out but it was still fun .. due to covid .. couldn't get to close but it's understandable.. everyone was very nice and were taken care of things . Great day

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