Family & Adult Programs

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

Conservation Speaker Series
Senior Stroll
Wildlife Illustration


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 May – 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. 

Order Tickets Online

Have a Question? Send an e-mail to or call 415-753-7073 x 8137

Upcoming BikeAbouts

Saturday, August 11th 
Saturday, September 8th
Saturday, October 13th 


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 or call (415) 753-7073.

Please check our Calendar of Events for upcoming lectures.

not required.

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 or call (415) 753-7122.

Upcoming Senior Strolls:

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 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.