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!

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

Rachel Young
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1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent mini adventure!"
October, 2018
This was my second time at the zoo but my hubby's first and it was amazing! We went during the weekday which was less crowded and gave us the opportunity to take our time exploring. We were able to feed the giraffes and birds, which were an amazing experience for us both! We highly recommend, especially to families or anyone looking for a mini adventure. Do rent one of the cycles, as this helps a lot with the distance to cover; you won't regret it!
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Tip: Ensure you keep hydrated and sunscreen is a must!

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19Dawn-marie77
Methuen, Massachusetts
"Great day! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 17, 2018 NEW
Not a day long activity unless you make it one. The zoo was filled with great animals and activities! I appreciated the water fans scattered throughout the zoo because we were there on a really hot day!
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mwooduk
Miami, Florida
"Zoo lights - spectacular!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 16, 2018 NEW
My husband and I spent two hours on a Saturday night walking around all the beautiful Christmas lights. We were very impressed with the staff, the clean restrooms, and how beautifully decorated the zoo was. It was very well laid out and you could even see some of the animals even though it was night time. We bought the tickets online in advance which is a must because the lines were long. The zoo lights are only on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the Christmas season. For $15 it was excellent value. The lights in the trees were beautiful, with lots of wonderful colors, and they had fabric animals that were lit up from within that were extremely cool and lots of different photo opportunities. We did not buy any food or drink as we have been out to dinner before coming. There were lots of kids there having a fantastic time. They had karaoke for the kids, a small boat ride, and many other activities including a tunnel the kids can lie in and have a crocodile swim right over the top of them! Families could easily get by with strollers and wheelchairs. One of the best things we’ve seen at Christmas in Miami for a long time. Will definitely come again.
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wanderlustlife4me
Maine
"The gator tunnel was so fun!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2018 NEW
The zoo is HUGE! Traveled from Maine and took a trip from Margaritaville in Hollywood down to Miami. The zoo was our favorite part of our visit to Florida!! My 13 year old son and I spent well over 4 hours here. We both had a great time, laughing and exploring. Not crowded, very clean park, great staff interactions. Thank you for having us!!
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Cuckfieldgirl
"Good Zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
The Zoo was well laid out, large enclosure’s for the animals and great viewing for the visitors. They have pedal bikes that carry multiple people if you don’t want to walk, it is a big Zoo and it’s spread out so there is lots of walking. It is a good Zoo and recommend visiting it.
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shelleyb1010
Tomball, Texas
"Wonderful Zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 14, 2018 NEW
This is one of the best zoos I have ever visited. Very clean. The zoo is well laid out and has a wonderful lvariety of animals.
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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.