The San Francisco Zoo sometimes offer ways to save, including a free day for San Francisco locals. They sometimes offer a coupon for free child admission with a paid adult ticket (which will be added here when available). The Zoo also provides free days and a discount for AAA members, active military, or disabled.
You’ll always find something new going on at the SF Zoo. A favorite time to take kids is in the morning or late afternoon to watch the animal feedings. As Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, the six-acre San Francisco Zoo features 245 different animal species in naturalistic settings.
Recent additions include a three-acre African Savanna (giraffe, zebra, ostrich), Koala Crossing, Gorilla Preserve, Lemur Forest, Penguin Island and the Australian WalkAbout. You can ride on the historic Little Puffer steam train and the beautifully restored Dentzel Carousel.
FREE DAYS: The San Francisco Zoo offers free admission to San Francisco residents on certain days of the year. Proof of San Francisco residency is required (show a valid driver’s license, a valid identification card or a utility bill with your name and address, along with a valid photo ID). For a schedule of upcoming free days, visit the official San Francisco Zoo website at www.sfzoo.org.
SAVVY TIP: Children under 3 are always free.
AAA: If you’re a AAA member, you may be able to get a deal. Check with your AAA office first before you head out.
MILITARY: Active military & disabled discounts can receive a small discount at the gate.
COUPON: One free child admission with paid adult admission. NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
WHEN: SF Zoo is open from 11am to 4pm daily. Extended weekend and special summer hours are 10:30am to 4:30pm. (But check with the Zoo before you go.)
WHERE: San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA 94132. Map & Location.
STAYING OVER? If you’re visiting San Francisco, check out the Hotel Packages that include tickets to the San Francisco Zoo, along with other attractions like Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, and California Academy of Sciences.