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San Francisco Zoo

Lakeshore, San Francisco
  • Sherilynn M.
    "My favorites are the emperor monkeys, flamingos, and giraffes!"(9 Tips)
    John R.
    "For SF residence, free on first Wednesday of month!"(5 Tips)
    emily m.
    "sweet potato fries at the Leapin Lemur cafe."(3 Tips)
    Swann F.
    "The kids playground is really great!"(2 Tips)
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  • Nathan/ofer E.
    Its pretty good. Lots of cute animals. 🐠🐟Good place for photography and good place to hangout with your buddies 😜
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorNovember 7
    Great zoo with plenty of animals to see
  • Shawna M.
    Shawna MarieSeptember 15
    Go during the week for smaller crowds. Make sure to get a tour to feed the giraffes!
    Upvoted Sep 20
  • Rob S.
    Rob SteeleJuly 13
    Very clean, great exhibits and animals.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJuly 12
    All about those lemurs.
  • Mayank M.
    Pretty small zoo, and nothing too exciting unfortunately.
  • Brandon C.
    Huge zoo right next to the California coast. All the exhibits are excellent. The new wolf enclosure was just okay. Very clean, well organized, and overall a top zoo in the country
  • Alper E.
    Totally not worth $20. Go do smth more interesting.
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviApril 1
    Needs more monkeys!
  • Felix P.
    Nice zoo, but several areas look abandonded or are fenced off by ugly tape/ construction walls.
  • Ellen M.
    It's a weird little place. A lot of the buildings are in need of serious repairs. It's kinda fun though, lots of great animals to see.
  • Melay M.
    Melay MDecember 1, 2015
    Animales my favorite part was The family farm
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MNovember 3, 2015
    Love love love the SF zoo! A must visit
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertOctober 28, 2015
    playground was a big hit. also check out the sculpture garden nearby. realistic (though often not to scale) representations of exotic and strange life forms
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnAugust 27, 2015
    Watch out for the aggressive sea gulls at the food courts--they'll grab your pizza slice in a hot second if you're not on guard!
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnAugust 27, 2015
    The lions, tigers, leapords--and rhino and hippo.
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmithAugust 9, 2015
    The petting zoo was the best part as you can play with the goats!
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarriganJuly 30, 2015
    I wish they still had the lorikeets
  • Tim P.
    Tim PursellJuly 23, 2015
    But a membership and see the animals at different times of day and during different seasons. Animals have moods. I have mixed feelings about zoos but the anteater and giraffes always seem chilled out
  • Kaitlin N.
    Kaitlin NicholsJune 14, 2015
    Hey San Francisco Zoo, join Freebie! Read more
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry LucasJune 2, 2015
    Overall layout. It seems large, most animals seem have a lot of room. Negative is one polar bear died last week. The remaining polar bear seems sick. Make sure to bring warm clothes!!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RobinsonJune 1, 2015
    The playground is huge! Kids love it!
  • Jonathan
    JonathanJanuary 7, 2015
    Easy to get through in 1/2 a day. Awesome Grizzly Bear exhibit.
  • Bennett W W.
    Bennett W WongNovember 7, 2014
    Perfect for the kids and for folks studying biology or zoology
  • Swann F.
    Swann FreslonNovember 4, 2014
    Excellent zoo! Animals seem to be well treated and in good shape. The kids playground is really great!
  • Julia M.
    Julia MezaSeptember 22, 2014
    Gorillas, baby gorilla
  • Julia M.
    Julia MezaSeptember 22, 2014
    Parking is $10 admission $17
  • Scott H.
    Scott HSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have kids, a membership is a must-have. There is a new playground, way towards the back, that is huge.
  • Вікторія К.
    Nice place)
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    What kind of kid doesn't love the zoo? They've got gorillas, penguins, giraffes, tigers, and bears. (Oh my.) Read more
  • Mr Kon
    Mr KonJuly 20, 2014
    Make sure to be at the Giraffe House at 4:30pm for their feeding. Those animals are so amazing.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DuncanJuly 13, 2014
    Bring lunch with you
  • George C.
    George ChaoJune 9, 2014
    The ocean wind usually makes the zoo cold. Be sure wearing layered clothes visiting
  • Geli Z.
    The first Wednesday of every month is free for san Francisco residents worth proof of ID.
  • Joy D.
    Joy DingMay 22, 2014
    Baby red panda Tenzing is the cutest thing ever
  • Tom Moondog D.
    Tom Moondog DelMundoApril 22, 2014
    Amazing kids playground. Save this for last and let the types burn off their energy before heading home.
  • Richard M.
    Richard ManganApril 9, 2014
    Depressing :-(
  • Megan C.
    Megan CurlingApril 5, 2014
    Otter Eno!
  • 👾 Jon C.
    👾 Jon CarrollFebruary 24, 2014
    Go see the penguin feeding, you won't be disappointed.
  • Rob S.
    Rob SilvaFebruary 19, 2014
    Had a great time
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't miss The Scoop on Poop - both fascinating and entertaining - for parents and kids alike
  • Jill A.
    Jill AguileraJanuary 2, 2014
    Their new playground is the best ever for all ages, a must do when u go here.
  • MikeFinSF
    MikeFinSFDecember 29, 2013
    Lemurs are awesome!
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MarlowDecember 28, 2013
    The Little Puffer opens at 11am. Get there at 10:50 to be on the first train.
  • Thomas V.
    Thomas VincentNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The new playground is spectacular!
  • Stacey Q.
    Stacey QuinonesNovember 1, 2013
    Lots of free parking on Sloat blvd.
  • Doris W.
    Doris WSeptember 15, 2013
    Great place for families!
  • Arun D.
    Arun DSeptember 15, 2013
    Must see the lions when they are fed in the afternoon at 3pm. They are very animated during their lunch.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BuwemboSeptember 11, 2013
    Today is free residents day! Free admission for all SF residents
  • Kristen T.
    Kristen TrinhAugust 24, 2013
    Come for the dippin dots!
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