Family & Adult Programs

Families that Zoo together, care, connect, and conserve together. Our Family and Adult programs provide fun learning opportunities for all.

Ocean Explorers
BikeAbouts
Conservation Speaker Series
Senior Stroll
Wildlife Illustration


Ocean Explorers

Dive in to discover the incredible diversity of our world's oceans! During this mixed-age program families will investigate our connections to marine habitats and animals through hands-on activities, guided exploration, and science! The journey will begin at the new Coastal Conservation Center overlooking the Pacific coastline and continue in the Zoo as we learn how all living things rely on healthy oceans.

2018-19 Dates:

October 13 - Oceans Alive 
December 1 - On the Move 
February 9 - What's on the Menu? 
April 13 - Sharks!

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Have a Question? Send an e-mail to education@sfzoo.org or call 415-753-7073 x 8137

Class Days/Times:
Select Saturdays, October - April 
1:00 - 3:30pm

Fees:
Includes 1 adult and 1 child participant; each child must be accompanied by an adult.

SFZS Members - $40 per class
Non-Member - $50 per class
Additional Adult - $10 per class
Get 10% off by registering for all 4 classes!
*Pre-registration required

Fees include Zoo admission and a parking pass.




BikeAbouts

Pedal your way through the Zoo during these 90-minute riding tours! Our knowledgeable staff will be your guide as they share fun animal facts and conservation stories. During the ride you may see a sleepy tiger yawning, a grizzly going for a swim, or a group of monkeys joining together in an early-morning symphony. Tours are offered monthly from April – October, 8:30am - 10:00am. 

Join us for extra-special BikeAbouts on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day only! During these programs, bike tours will focus on what maternal and paternal care look like throughout the animal kingdom. Stick around after the tour for a tasty continental breakfast until 11am!

Have a date in mind that you don’t see on the calendar? Contact us to schedule a private BikeAbout for groups of 10 or more riders!

Pre-registration required.
Participants must provide their own bikes. No strollers or scooters, please.
Zoo admission is included. 


Registration Closed

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to bike@sfzoo.org or call 415-753-7073 x 8137

Upcoming BikeAbouts

2019 dates coming soon! 

Fees:

Family BikeAbouts 
SFZS Members - $20 per peddler 
Non-Member - $30 per peddler
FREE for children piggy-backing on an adult’s bike

Mother’s and Father’s Day BikeAbouts 
SFZS Member - $35 per peddler 
Non-member - $45 per peddler
FREE for children piggy-backing on an adult’s bike



Wild Places, Wild Things!
Conservation Speaker Series

Local and international conservationists provide inspirational talks about world-wide conservation efforts. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with scientists and learn about how they are saving wildlife.

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to education@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-7073.

Please check our Calendar of Events for upcoming lectures.

Registration
not required.

Fee
Free with Zoo admission.


Senior Stroll

Enjoy a guided walking tour with almost the whole Zoo to yourself. Watch the animals that are active early in the day, with a docent guide to answer your questions and offer fascinating insights into animal behavior. Zoo admission is included in your tour price.

Senior Stroll is held quarterly every 2nd Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 am. For guests ages 65 years and older.

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to seniorstroll@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-7122.

Upcoming Senior Strolls:
3/8/18
6/14/18
9/13/18
12/13/18

Registration
not required.

Fees- includes Zoo admission
Members: Free
Non-members: $5


Wildlife Illustration

Develop your drawing skills with our new illustration workshops! Your instructor will cover a few art basics before you head into the Zoo to see your animal subjects in real life! During each class, participants will create a finished illustration based on a theme. Basic materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite supplies too. Whether you’re a practiced artist or a curious first-timer, these workshops are a whole new way to appreciate the natural world!

Stay tuned for more illustration workshop dates!

Pre-registration required.

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to education@sfzoo.org or call (415) 753-8124.

One-Day Workshop Fee:
$60 - Members
$75 - Non-members
Pre-registration required.
Basic art supply use included.
Parking pass included.