Zoo Miami in Miami, FL

12400 SW 152 StreetMiami, FL 33177
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Overview

Meet and learn about all types of animals at Zoo Miami. From wild, tropical birds to larger than life giraffes, you’ll find all sorts of fascinating animals here. Families can feed giraffes, take a camel ride, meet a rhino, play in one of our water areas, and more. While you’re there, don’t forget to learn about the zoo’s global conservation efforts!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Miami Travel Experts
  • Open 365 days a year — visit your favorite animals whenever you’d like.
  • Over 3,000 animals including endangered species, mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.
  • Food and beverages other than baby formula/food are prohibited from entering the zoo.
  • Feed an animal in designated areas throughout the zoo.

Description

from Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami is the ideal place for an individual, a couple, or an entire family to spend a day. As a matter of fact, visitors can travel the world in one day! They will visit Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and Australia. Zoo Miami consists of 340 developed acres with more than 3,000 animals and over 1,200 plants and trees which are planted in such a way as to mimic the animals’ natural habitats.

Guests will be able to feed giraffes, parrots, and a rhino; ride a camel; have animal encounters; meet the keepers during scheduled Meet the Zookeeper talks throughout the day; and much more. They will enjoy jaguars, lions, tigers, orangutans, elephants, the Wings of Asia Aviary (the largest Asian-themed aviary in the western hemisphere with hundreds of free-flying birds), gorillas, chimps, koalas, kangaroos, frogs, snakes, meerkats, and more animals than we could ever list.

At Amazon and Beyond, experience a rainforest, jaguars, anacondas, bats, venomous snakes (behind glass exhibits, of course), rare frogs, harpy eagles, and a 48,000-gallon aquarium. And our Playworld Playground is a great place for kids to burn off some of that excess energy. Half jungle, half water park, they can stay dry or wet. Zoo Miami has food and drink concession stands throughout and a beautiful gift shop where you can buy that special memento that will bring back wonderful memories of Zoo Miami!

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SLA37
Boston, Massachusetts
"Fantastic Zoo!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 22, 2018 NEW
Zoo Miami is an amazing place. Compared to other zoos we've visited, it is very spacious. Areas are divided by continents. We went two days in one week because our grandchildren ages 2 and 3 loved it. The first day we walked through the zoo pushing a stroller. We had frequent stops to view the animals. Feeding the giraffes, for a small fee, is outstanding. Our 2 year old grandson loved giving them the leaves offered by the staff. He was right up to the giraffes' mouths. Stopped for lunch at two different venues and both were very good. On the second visit, we rented a bicycle for all six of us. Created a new and different experience that was well worth the fee.
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ellenbee56
"an excellent zoo!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 21, 2018 NEW
We visit zoos all over when we travel, and this was one of my favorites to date! Although the admission cost is higher than the average zoo, the setting is so nice, we felt it was worth it. Since it is a large zoo, we considered renting a peddle-cart but felt the cost was too high; turned out we walked the entire place just fine. Fortunately, we visited on a Monday and encountered very light crowds, even getting to park very close to the entrance; even so, we were there 5-6 hours. We liked how the main path led you in a nice loop around the place, without much backtracking. It was well-designed to allow for good viewings of the animals. Also it was nicely landscaped (as Florida sites tend to be!). One thing I felt was lacking was a nice aquarium; there might have been a small one, but this place merits a bigger one. Overall, this was a very enjoyable zoo, which I highly recommend.
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Inge K
"Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
Great day out. Clean and well kept. Staff very nice. Lots of walking so take my advise and rent one of the four seater Bicycles. Our feet got tired! Will visit again.
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AlexHeddell
Wickford, United Kingdom
"Disappointing"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
Don't get me wrong - we had a good day. However, everything is extra, even though you've paid a fair bit for a ticket. It is a large area and the enclosures are spread out a lot and loads are empty. We hired a "safari bike" which was a pedal driven four wheel cart but again it was another $40. I am very glad we did as we got to see a lot more that way. In the end, we have seen a lot better zoos for a lot less money and a lot less effort.
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stan s
"terrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
dont go to the zoo its terrible try exploring the everglades in walk in tours instead there are great parks also
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Frequently Asked Questions about Zoo Miami

Is the Safari Tram Tour included in the general admission ticket?
No, this is an extra $5.95 plus tax and can be purchased at the ticket booth.

Is the Monorail included?
No, this costs $3.50 per person. Please note the monorail is currently closed for repairs and trams are being used in its place.  You can board these trams downstairs at any of the four monorail stations.

How much is it to rent the Safari Cycle?
They offer the small 2 hour rentals for $26 with additional hours for $13 + tax (accommodates 3 adults and 2 small children). The large cycles are $36 for 2 hours and $18 + tax for additional hours.

What are your hours of operation?
Weekdays we are open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays we are open from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Ticket booths close daily at 4 p.m.  Some animals start going in for the night at 5 p.m.  Our hours of operations vary on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How much is parking?
Parking is FREE!

How big is Zoo Miami?
We are comprised of 740 acres, 346 of which are developed and house the zoo. This translates into over three miles of walkways. Most of the undeveloped land, which surrounds the zoo, is endangered and federally protected.

How long does it take to get around?
It depends whether you walk, rent a safari cycle, take a tram tour, or the monorail.  The average visit takes about four hours, but for some people one 8-hour day is not enough.

Do you offer stroller rentals?
Yes, single strollers are $8 double strollers are $10 + tax.

Do you have places to eat and do you have kosher meals?
We have concession stands throughout and they serve regular and vegetarian foods; we do not serve kosher meals but you may bring your own, picnic tables are located outside the zoo entrance.

May I bring food and drinks inside the park?
We do not allow food or drinks inside the park. The general rule states that outside food and beverage are not allowed in the zoo. One bottle of water per guest which includes commercial or reusable bottles.  Exceptions to the rule include: For children 2 and under: Baby formulas and food, baby bottles and drinking cups for toddlers.  Box and pouch drinks are permitted once the attached drinking straws are removed. Individual snack portions for toddlers in a sandwich size bag. Oversize bags, backpacks, coolers and luggage are allowed but are subject to be searched.  Guests are welcome to use the picnic area located at the front of the zoo to eat their food.

What is the weather at the zoo today?
While we cannot determine what the weather is going to be at any given moment, your best bet is to visit www.weather.com, type in zip code 33177, and get accurate information.

Can we feed the animals?
Zoo Miami has various animal feedings for the public such as parrots, rhino and giraffe. We also have Meet the Zookeeper talks throughout the day where you can listen to keepers talk about their animals and watch them feed them.  Our animals are on strict diets and can only eat the food prepared for them by their keepers and our veterinarians.

Can you rent a golf cart?
No.  Golf carts are restricted for staff, VIP tours, and special tours, such as the wildlife tour.

Are you handicap accessible?
Yes.  All exhibits, concessions, and modes of transportation are handicap accessible.  Additionally, service animals are allowed inside Zoo Miami.

Do you offer wheelchair rentals?
Yes, wheelchairs are $8 and ECV’s are $30 + tax per day.