Come spend a fun filled day at The San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, California. Guests of all ages will enjoy learning about the many animals that call this zoo home. At The San Francisco Zoo, the belief that nature-focused interaction leads to conservation action is true in all things they do.
In 1866, Robert B. Woodward opened Woodward's Gardens. The four-acre park included a menagerie of animals including sea lions, bears, black swans, birds, and deer. This was the beginning of The San Francisco Zoo. Today the zoo includes hundreds of animals including amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, and a sculpture area. Guests are invited to enjoy special lessons and encounters throughout the day when the zookeepers are in certain areas throughout the day to care for the animals and help share knowledge of some of the zoo's most popular animals. These special encounters include red pandas, penguins, bears, birds, lions, sea lions, prairie dogs, animals of the African Savanna, insects, chimpanzees, giraffes, and more. Along with these special timed events throughout the day, the zoo offers other special attractions including story time with a varied location, a tropical rainforest and aviary area, wild walks each weekend, wildlife theatre shows during the summer, and special animal encounters every afternoon. Throughout the zoo you'll find uniformed docents who are eager and able to answer any questions you may have. Before you leave, make sure you head to the Little Puffer miniature steam train and enjoy a ride, take a whirl on Eugene Friend Dentzel Carousel, and burn some energy at Elinor Friend Playground.
If you are looking for a great and educational way to have fun, head to San Francisco, California and visit The San Francisco Zoo. Weather you are young or in the prime of your life, these animals and the experiences you'll enjoy cannot be beat. Make plans to head out west to one of America's most beloved zoo's.