Walk Through the Lemur Forest
This is the largest outdoor lemur habitat in the U.S. and one of the only such enclosures that lets the lemurs climb large trees throughout the exhibit. Active and engaging primates originally from Madagascar, the lemurs do, indeed, leap from tree to tree. If you don't see them immediately, look higher in the trees.
Enjoy Special Seasonal Exhibits
The Zoo's Nature Trail is open year-round, but in the summer months it becomes an interactive educational wildlife experience. That's not the only limited time-only attraction at the Zoo. During the holidays, the Zoo Lights event sees the many buildings on the Zoo's grounds decorated in beautiful light installations that visitors can enjoy at night. During October, be sure to come out for ZootoberFest and Boo at the Zoo!
Ride the Famous Little Puffer Train
This pint-sized steam engine is actually more than 100 years old. It has carried generations of visitors around the Zoo and is still running today. Hop aboard and ride through the South America and Bear Country sections of the park. If the Little Puffer is a must for your gang, be sure to call the Zoo ahead of time, as the train is sometimes closed for maintenance or due to weather.
How to Get There
The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is located at the intersection of Sloat Boulevard and the Great Highway, which runs along the coast. Nearby attractions include Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach.
Public transit information, including Muni service, is available at www.511.org. If you take Muni, be sure to present proof of payment (transfer); you will receive a $1 discount off your admission.
Parking is available at the Zoo on weekends and holidays for $13 and on weekdays for $11. Parking is free for disabled guests supplying proof of a disabled placard. There is also short-term free parking nearby in the adjacent neighborhood.
Admission & Hours
Admission for adults (12-64) is $25, for seniors (65 and over) $20, for children (2-11) $18, and anyone under 2 is free. Discounted admission is available for San Francisco residents.
Open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry is 4:00 p.m.)
Wheelchairs (and strollers) are available for rent at the main gate. Accessible routes and exhibit areas are indicated on the Zoo map located at the Main Gate. A special passenger car on the Little Puffer miniature system train is designed to hold a wheelchair.