Directions and Parking

This urban oasis on the Pacific Ocean is a great getaway for Bay Area residents and an important historical destination for those visiting San Francisco. What's more, we offer a discount for those who take Muni to the Zoo.

Take Muni and Get a Discount

We encourage you to use public transportation when visiting us. Visitors who take Muni to the Zoo receive a $1 discount off the price of admission. Just show your same-day Muni receipt, transfer, or monthly pass at the ticket window. Within San Francisco, take the Muni L Taraval line outbound to the Zoo. Muni bus lines 23 and 18 also stop at the Zoo. Use the 511 Take Transit Trip Planner for door-to-door directions by entering your starting address and "SF Zoo" for your destination address and "San Francisco" for your destination city.

Driving From the East Bay

Driving From the North Bay

Driving From the South Bay

Parking

Our parking lot has two entrances, one off of the Great Highway for people driving from the East Bay and South Bay, and one off of Sloat Boulevard at 47th Avenue for those driving from the North Bay. There is only one exit from the parking lot - putting everyone northbound on the Great Highway. To exit, purchase a parking pass at the ticket counter at the Main Gate prior to leaving the Zoo. See the list above for parking fees. There is free parking on the street along Sloat Boulevard.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

We now have EV vehicle charging stations in the public parking lot!  There are three Tesla only towers and two universal charging towers. The stations were graciously donated by Tesla and are free to use. Each tower has two plugs and can charge two vehicles simultaneously.  

Ride Share Pick Up and Drop Off

Taxi and ride share drop off and pick up is located off of Sloat Boulevard at 47th Avenue.  There are no drop offs or pick ups in our paid parking lot.  


Admission Prices

SF Zoo Members Free
Adult (15-64) $19.00
Seniors (65 and over) $16.00
Children (4-14) $13.00
Children (3 and under) Free
Parking, weekdays
$10.00
Parking, weekends and holidays
$12.00

SF Resident Admission Prices

Proof of SF residency required.
SF Zoo Members Free
Adult (15-64) $16.00
Seniors (65 and over) $11.50
Children (4-14) $9.50
Children (3 and under) Free
Parking, weekdays
$10.00
Parking, weekends and holidays
$12.00

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