San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco

San Francisco Zoo hosts gardens and habitats with over 1,000 animals from more than 250 species. Among numerous mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and invertebrates, you'll have a chance to see the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in captivity. You'll also have the chance to examine insect specimens under a microscope and observe a large selection of live arthropods, including centipedes, hissing cockroaches, termites, tarantulas, and bees. The zoo hosts exhibits of Africa and South America with their native animals, aviary, large cat, bear and primate centers, and a children's zoo with a feeding and petting farm. Check out the miniature steam train ride here. Plan to visit San Francisco Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Francisco attractions using our San Francisco online route planner .
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  • East of San Francisco, which draws together peer 39 side is not much of a clear sky, but yeoh and APE (did throughout the week) in the West in clear sky blue Zoo better. I've been here a lot of Zoo is one of the unusual point of animals all had a wide radius of range lifestyle?. (Animals in one of our very wide) so that the animals are active and comfortable? As soon as a position at the entrance to the right seemed to be blah, child care, if anti-clockwise. Piazza del Gesù Nuovo, animal feeding and children's playground. We do not have much time to turn around, as opposed to when the Zoo closed found here.
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  • Various parts closed. Many animals can also the night stay at so you don't see them. The Zoo is in a nice park. Parking can be a problem. We had to drive around for a while for a spot
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  • The SF zoo is a nice zoo with a good variety of animals. The signage could be better as we often got confused as to where to go next. The carousel is excellent but another extra cost over an already h...  more »
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  • San Francisco zoo is small but fun. The animals seem really happy and are very well taken care of. The giraffes exhibit was our favorite. They seemed so playful and we loved that they came so close to get a drink. Great selfie opportunity! I recommend bringing your lunch with you (Stop and get a California Special sandwich on dutch crunch from George's Zoo Liquor Deli).
  • Lovely experience. I took my daughter for her 11month celebration and she loved it. The atmosphere was very nice. The weather was cold but the trip to the zoo was worth it. They had an abundance of different animals here!!!!
  • The zoo is pretty small. They don't have some of the biggest hits like elephants or polar bears. The rhino's horn is missing. Of course the main purpose of the zoo is conservation and they are certainly doing that. However some of the zoo was under construction and I didn't get to see everything I had last time. They have a really great playground, especially for toddlers. We had a fun day there - there's definitely lots to see.
  • The zoo is quite magnificent. There are lots of beautiful trees. The Africa enclosure is spacious with beautiful animals. The price for admission is more than reasonable. I have it for 4 stars only for the fact there isn't enough parking. We had to park across a busy highway and navigate across it a stroller with no sidewalks or easy access.
  • It was a lovely day. The Zoo is very clean. The habits for the cats were amazing. I love the history with the zoo. My recommendation for families without kids is to visit the zoo on a weekday. The amount of yelling children annoyed us, but the zoo itself was great! My husband and I will definitely be back!
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