Visit The SF Zoo For Free On Wednesday

Swooning over the SF Zoo’s baby tiger, but not in the position to pay $15 to visit her? Then call in sick tomorrow: it’s free day for all SF residents at the Zoo.

All you need to do to visit the Zoo for free on Wednesday, April 17 is proof of San Francisco residency. This can be in the form of a valid driver’s license identification card with an SF address.

Have you been hanging on to that Wisconsin drivers license for some reason? Then a utility bill with your name and a San Francisco address, along with a valid photo I.D., will do the trick.

The Zoo opens at 10 AM every day, and closes at 5 PM (last admission is at 4:30). You can take the L Taraval to get there, or if you drive, the Zoo’s lot charges you $8. However, parking is free and relatively copious on Sloat, if you’re cool with walking a bit.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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