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San Francisco Zoo Tickets

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Enjoy the educational and family-friendly activities at the San Francisco Zoo, decked with spectacular gardens, a new playground, and over 250 exotic species waiting to make your acquaintance.


  • There’s plenty to see at the San Francisco Zoo, an urban oasis nestled against the Pacific Ocean
  • This zoo boasts over 2,000 exotic animal species over majestic, peaceful gardens for you to explore
  • From giraffes and ostriches to grizzlies and penguins, this zoo has it all
  • Take an engaging ride on the iconic miniature steam train of Little Puffer
  • Make your way to the many exhibits on display and learn the vital role played by flora in the health of our planet
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Your Experience

The Zoological Gardens of San Francisco have a lot to offer: from a plethora of exotic plant and animal species to the many educational exhibits. Learn about the mission the San Francisco Zoo has taken on, involving connecting people with wildlife while imbibing a healthy attitude towards caring for nature.

The exhibits focus on inspiring visitors to appreciate the flora and fauna left on the earth, whether exotic, endangered, or rescued! Wave at the friendly animals here, including giraffes, ostriches, grizzlies, and penguins. Head out to the majestic gardens and identify native and foreign plants. Don’t head back without a ride on the iconic “Little Puffer” steam train! Learn about one of the only three remaining 22-inch gauge engines in all of the world.

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  • Admission into San Francisco Zoo
  • Free ride on Little Puffer

Discounted Tickets

Ages 3yrs and below go free. Ages 4-14yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)


Daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (last admission at 3:00 PM)

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Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • Docent tours with corresponding guides are available upon request, but must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance
  • Docent tour guides carry out educational walking tours, specifically for school groups of 15 members or more
  • Some pathways and animal exhibits may be closed due to construction purposes
  • Make sure to wear comfortable shoes since this tour around the 100-acre park involves a fair amount of walking
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Strict Cancellation Policy

Cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled

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My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Ticket Redemption Point

Your ticket redemption point is at the attraction itself, at the San Francisco Zoo (Sloat Blvd & Great Highway)

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Getting There

  • Closest bus stops are Sloat Blvd & 45th Ave and Sloat Blvd & 47th Ave, both 5-minute walks to the ticket redemption point
  • Closest tram station is Wawona St & 46th Ave, a 5-minute walk to the ticket redemption point
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