Location and Entrance: 1 Zoo Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132, however, the Zoo's Wildlife Connection Gift Shop is nearest to the actual event location. Once you are PAST the gift shop, look for signs pointing to the B.A.T.S. Teen Career Conference check-in area (see custom map ->).
Public Transportation is Highly Recommended: The Zoo can be reached via the L-Taraval, 18-46th Ave, and 23-Monterey San Francisco Muni lines. The Zoo is also within walking distance or easy transfer from the 57-Parkmerced, 29-Sunset, and the 48-Quintara Muni lines. From BART, head to the Glen Park Station and transfer to the Outbound 23-Monterey SF Muni bus line at the southwest corner of Diamond and Bosworth streets and take the 23 to the end of the line.
Parking: If you must drive, parking at the Zoo costs $12 and is not included in your registration. There is some free parking along Sloat Blvd, but these spots also fill up quickly and require some significant walking to the main entrance. Please also note that the Zoo's parking lot has only two entrances, one off of northbound Great Highway, and one off of eastbound Sloat Blvd at 47th Avenue.
NO DROP OFF IN PARKING LOT:
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE ZOO PARKING LOT TO DROP OFF STUDENTS IF THE DRIVER DOES NOT PLAN TO SPEND THE DAY AT THE ZOO. If you enter the Zoo parking lot with a car for any reason
, you will have to pay a $12 parking fee to exit. To avoid the parking fee, drop passengers off at the corner of Sloat Blvd and 47th Ave. See map here