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Zoo Miami

#7 of 347 things to do in Miami Features Animals
12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177
+1 305-251-0400
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Zoo Miami (also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens) is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, and the only sub-tropical zoo in the continental United States. The unique climate in South Florida allows us to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa, representing a broad mix of species that is unlike any other zoo in the country. Zoo Miami today occupies almost 750 acres, and is home to more than 3,000 animals representing over 500 different species. Of this population, more than 40 species are classified as endangered. The zoo also houses more than 1,000 species of trees, palms and other plants, and over 100 special exhibits showcasing a broad number of species and scientific topics. We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) which means we have passed a rigorous application and inspection process and meet or exceed the AZA's standards for animal health and welfare, fundraising, zoo staffing, and involvement in global conservation efforts. Zoo Miami is proud to be an active leader in many global wildlife and environmental conservation initiatives, and we are currently involved in over 36 projects taking place on six continents.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177
+1 305-251-0400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the zoo one saturday and it was great. Its a very large park with a good number of exhibits. We saw most all of the animals out and about so it was alot of fun. It is a very long walk but they...More

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

ZooMiami is a little pricey and if you are a frequent or occasional visitor, it saves to buy the yearly membership. Well maintained, great diversity of animals and the new aviary is very well done. There are also alternatives for getting around if you are...More

Thank Klyn C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Before getting into the details, just let me say... THIS IS AN AWESOME AND HUGE ZOO WITH A LOT OF THINGS TO DO AND SEE!!! Zoo Miami lists of firsts and one of a kinds sets the stage of the quality experience you can expect....More

2  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love to visit this zoo, actually I've been a member for over 5 years, excellent for families with small children, great variety of animals including big gorillas, elephants, tigers and even pandas, you can also feet the giraffes, and let your small children play...More

Thank Nicandmeg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting in Miami you should visit the Miami zoo it's one of the nicest zoos all the animals roam free not in cages

Thank ObilAc1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had some wonderful photo ops today at Miami Zoo with the Lions, Elephants, and Tigers - my favorites! My first visit to this zoo, and was a bit frustrated at the $21.00 per person admission fee- too much! Anyway, the exhibits were beautiful, considering today's...More

Thank LeenaFleur
Reviewed 5 days ago

This zoo is very open, both for the people and animals. Lots of walking; you might want to take their tram or better, ride a 2 or 4 person bike. The helpers are very friendly and knowledgeable. The only disaster is the food court around...More

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We wanted to do something different and decided to try the zoo which was really big. A lot of space to cover if you walk the entire area. We bought the value plus tickets for $35 which included the monorail ride, tram ride and animal...More

1  Thank jamesleewai
ZooMiami, Manager at Zoo Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If zoos are your thing, Miami's zoo is a great one to visit. The exhibits are cage-less, meaning you are separated from the animals by moats not bars. There is a great new Florida Everglades section and a very nice aviary. Other highlights include the...More

2  Thank Doris1010
ZooMiami, Manager at Zoo Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty large zoo and has plenty of animals and things to do. We have a seasons pass and visit often. If you visit 2 times in one year you will pay as much as the season pass cost, so it makes more...More

2  Thank luckymira
ZooMiami, Manager at Zoo Miami, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback!!

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Mig M
Hi there. We plan on walking the entire park slowly, so when entering the park when it owns at 10am should we go left or right? I assume it would better to go in the direction of better and more active animals while the heat and sunshine are not out at full force? And secondly, is the tram worth doing after we do the entire walk of the zoo? Thanks.
18 June 2017|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Go right. That's the way we usually go to see the tigers and lions early.
Can anyone advise me on their experience with the food provided by the on-site catering for a party? Did you like the food provided?
5 June 2017|
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Response from miacabrerm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help you on this one. We usually pack lunches.
Kimberley M
What time are camel rides and on what days? Can adults ride camel's?
19 May 2017|
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Response from ZooMiami | Property representative |
We do not offer camel rides anymore. But you can feed them, as well as our giraffes.