SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Zoo & Gardens invites guests to celebrate Lunar New Year with two full weekends of fun and entertainment at its 100-acre park, living classroom, conservation center and Zoo! The festivities will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29 and February 4-5 from 10:00-4:00 as guests are treated to traditional Chinese dance performances multiple times each day. Embark on an adventure by navigating the Chinese Zodiac Animal Scavenger Hunt and be sure to visit SF Zoo’s Rhode Island red rooster “Mac” during the Year of the Rooster celebration.
San Francisco Zoo & Gardens guests born in the Year of the Rooster receive complimentary admission on January 28-29 and February 4-5. Keeping with the Chinese calendar, the Zoo will honor birthdays in 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921 and 1909, as well as birthdays falling in January and February of the following year.
What: Lunar New Year Celebration at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
Where: San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, Great Highway and Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94132
When: January 28-29 and February 4-5 from 10:00-4:00
Visuals: Traditional Chinese dance performances, guests going on Chinese Zodiac Animal Scavenger Hunts, and more than 2,000 animals (including a rooster)
Best time for coverage: 11:00 am or 1:30 pm for the dance performances (11:00 and 12:30 on 2/5 only)
For planning purposes, below outlines upcoming February events:
- February 1-28: Senior Sweetheart Month – Senior citizens ages 65 and older receive 2 for 1 admission
- February 11: Members’ Morning – Exclusive access to the Zoo before gates open to the public
- February 11-12: Will Zoo be Mine? – Take a “Lovers Stroll” and learn about animal mates, couples and families
- February 18-20: Animals of America – Spend President’s Day Weekend visiting and learning about Zoo residents (many of them rescued) native to North America
About San Francisco Zoo & Gardens
Established in 1929, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens connects people to wildlife, inspires caring for nature and advances conservation action. An urban oasis, the Zoo & Gardens are home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species as well as seven distinct gardens full of native and unusual plants. Located at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the Great Highway meets Sloat Boulevard, the Zoo is open 365 days a year from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (fall/winter) and is accessible by San Francisco MUNI "L" Taraval Line. You can find us on the web at www.sfzoo.org.