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From rainforest canopies to luminous kelp beds teeming with sea life, California’s zoos and aquariums give you unforgettable glimpses of amazing animals in naturalistic habitats.
Watch giant pandas amble through a miniature forest before they kick back with a snack of bamboo. Or look through underwater viewing windows to watch endangered California sea otters swim and dive. You can easily spend a full day at these outstanding attractions, many with special programs and behind-the-scenes experiences. Attractions here are listed south to north.
Some zoos have fun rides and play areas. Many farms and wildlife centers have areas where you can enjoy a picnic lunch.
San Francisco Zoo has exotic and rescued animals from all across the globe. Kids can travel the world without having to leave the city! With over 1,000 creatures for them to explore and learn about, they will have a great day meeting creatures from all continents.
isit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. Whatever your interests, the new Academy is designed to engage and inspire like no other museum on the planet. Not only is the building, itself, a stunning architectural achievement but the new Academy contains multiple venues, hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals.
Located on San Francisco’s iconic waterfront, Aquarium of the Bay provides unforgettable encounters with local marine life that inspire both wonder and conservation. We are a division of bay.org, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and are accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and certified as a Green Business by the city of San Francisco.