San Francisco Botanical Garden

5.0 Place 1199 9th Ave San Francisco

Serene 55 acres of unique plants located in Golden Gate Park. Free for SF residents with proof of residency. Day passes or memberships available for non-residents.

  • Restrooms — Yes

  • Stroller Friendly — Yes

  • Good for Play — Yes


If you haven't been, the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park is an amazing place to take kids. Free for SF residents (show ID). We've gone dozens of times, and my son now has favorite spots he has named and likes to show me. (Most being odd things only a toddler could love, of course.) He basically guides me around the place now. It's a closed park, so you will rare... More


Flower pianos at the botanical gardens great fun for kids (and parents) on such a nice day!


Relaxing day looking at nature at the botanical garden. :) P.s. It's free for S.F. residents!


Had a blast at the play date today! Was awesome meeting so many mamas and their kiddos. We were so busy having fun...I didn't take one picture. :) Looking forward to future events with everyone!

Let's get together for a casual Winnie Playdate this Wednesday March 29 from 10:30am to 12pm. Meet other local parents and enjoy the lovely scenery of the SF Botanical Garden. We'll hang on the left side of the lawn by the main entrance. We'll supply snacks and games. BYOK (bring your own kids) and bring an ID to prove you're an SF resident to get in free. Comment on this post ... More


My son and I went to the SF Botanical Garden to enjoy the lovely weather in SF on Friday. I was prepared to sign up for a family membership, but learned that if you show your ID (proving you're an SF resident), you can get in for free no matter what time every single day. Wow! I may go ahead and sign up for a membership anyway, but it's good to know I can pack a snack and hang out in... More

Before the Super Bowl on Sunday, come out for storytime at the SF Botanical Gardens Library on Sunday 2/5, 10:30-11:30am, and then take a walk around the gardens on a 30 minute tour. You can even pack a lunch to enjoy in the gardens. Storytime is free for all. The tour is also free if you’re an SF resident (with proof of residency like a driver’s license). More info here: http://www.sfbotanical... More


Love the Childrens garden here for play and exploration!


Gorgeous, peaceful spot to walk around. I saw a couple parents with strollers too. Free for SF residents (bring your drivers license). They also host children's story time periodically. The next one is December 18th at 10:30am.

Head over to the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for kids activities this Saturday 7/30 between 1 and 4pm. There will be nature crafts, outdoor games and more in the Children's Garden. Free for SF residents ($8 for non-residents).

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