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SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents.

When is the next free zoo day for SF residents?

Thursday, June 8, 2023 (a rare Thursday. Usually it’s a Wednesday)

The free days are often the first or second Wednesday of the month. But dates often announced on VERY short notice as little as 24 hours in advance and sometimes months are skipped altogether. Check the calendar.

This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all year round.  You’ll enjoy seeing the 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings, along with their many zoo activities and events.

San Francisco Zoo Free Day
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm (last admission is 4pm)
Great Highway, between Skyline and Sloat Boulevards, next to the Pacific Ocean.
FREE for SF residents only (valid ID required)

> Arrive Early: Last admission to the Zoo on a free day is typically one hour before closing time

You must be a resident of San Francisco and bring one of the following:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • A valid identification card
  • A utility, phone or other local bill that has your name and address, along with a current, valid photo I.D.

Parking in the main lot is $11. Free street parking is available along Sloat Blvd. A pedestrian drop-off area is located on Sloat Blvd. and 47th Avenue with a grand walkway leading directly to the main entrance.

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