Navigate through this maze while lions roar in the background.
Hay mazes have a particularly autumnal charm to them. Corn mazes just feel innately spooky and unnerving, thanks to movie studios and nods to extraterrestrial contact. But hay mazes are cute — fun, light, and immersive. They, too, exist as a metaphor for how there’s a way out of even the most puzzling, twisting, disorientating of life events.
And the largest example of this proverbial literary device in SF is nestled within the San Francisco Zoo.
It’s fall y’all! Come out and enjoy the largest hay maze in San Francisco right here at #SFZoo and then visit Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch which has returned with a location right outside of the Zoo! Zoo members receive a 10% discount when they show their SF Zoo membership card 🎃🎃 pic.twitter.com/mVCKsbfaXK
— San Francisco Zoo (@sfzoo) October 6, 2022
“Come out and enjoy the largest hay maze in San Francisco right here at [the San Francisco Zoo],” reads a tweet from the celebrated zoological facility.
Better yet? Those who visit the SF Zoo can go to Clancy’s Pumpkin Patch — which has remained a family-owned San Francisco institution over the past 72 years — will get a 10% discount off any gourd; the same goes for SF Zoo members, though we imagine the discounts can’t be combined in a Schitt’s Creek-like fashion.
Expect to see us sometime in the maze over this Sad Girl Autumn… after we’ve strolled through the South American Tropical Rainforest and Aviary to check out the resident green anacondas.
For more information about the San Francisco Zoo, including admission prices and on-display animals — which include over 2,000 rescue animals that span the zoo’s 100-acre facility off Ocean Beach — visit sfzoo.org.