San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

Get inspired by nature and wildlife at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens. It's one of the best things to do in San Francisco with kids.

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San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

What you'll do

Visit San Francisco Zoo & Gardens with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • General admission to the zoo and gardens.
  • Over 2,000 exotic creatures from around the world.
  • Receive a free Zoo Key when you show your pass at the box office. 
  • Your pass gives you access to many more attractions in San Francisco, so don't forget to check them out.

Home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals from all over the world, you’ll see amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, and more. In addition to its animal inhabitants, the zoo features 100 acres of tranquil gardens, with a variety of plants that are native to California and beyond.

Be sure to check the zoo’s daily calendar as there’s always something going on to enhance your visit. Don’t miss out on their special presentations, animal talks, and live demonstrations throughout the day.

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens highlights

African Savanna – an open-landscaped setting featuring giraffes, zebras, kudus, ostrich, Marabou stork, and more all living together.
Australian WalkAbout – this multi-species exhibit features red kangaroos, wallaroos, and more animal species native to Australia.
Bear Country – a naturalistic exhibit where visitors can see grizzly bears retrieve fish and honey or go for a dip in their freshwater pool.
Koret Animal Resource Center – a working educational facility that takes visitors behind the scenes in the world of animal care and zoo keeping with demonstrations and more.

Claim a free Zoo Key with your pass

San Francisco Zoo's iconic Storybooks have made a comeback! They're dotted throughout the zoo and are activated by plastic animal keys. With your pass, you can pick up your very own Zoo Key (worth $5) at the entrance, that'll allow you to listen to multilingual recordings of stories and fun facts about the animals.

Go City is a better way to sightsee. Your pass includes San Francisco Zoo & Gardens tickets, plus admission to dozens of top San Francisco attractions for one money-saving price.

Experience San Francisco Zoo & Gardens and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

View the All Inclusive Pass

Know before you go

Getting In: Proceed to the ticket windows to scan your pass.

For information, visit the San Francisco Zoo website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily: 10AM - 5PM

Buy with confidence

Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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