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 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!

New at Zoo Miami!
Zoo Miami is proud to announce the debut of a litter of highly endangered African Painted Dog puppies!! The litter of 1 male and 2 females was born on December 31st and has been in seclusion in a den with their mother since then.
This is the second litter for the 3 year old mother named, “Little Foot.

Hours of Operation:
Open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The last ticket is sold at 4 p.m. Some animals start going in for the night at 4:30 p.m.
Hours of operations vary on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Check special schedule for those holidays under the Plan Your Visit section of attraction website.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Rachel Young
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1 Review
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"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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Travelsfla645
"Great for Kids and Adults"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 13, 2020 NEW
Lots of animals around, but be prepared to walk. At first I thought it was more for kids than adults. However once we started walking we could see both kids and adults will enjoy.
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mandyjean15
Fredericton, Canada
"Lovely family day at the zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020 NEW
Beautiful zoo. Very clean. We didn’t see many zoo keepers to answer questions. Getting interactive with animals is offered but at a fee and the lines were extremely long. Had lunch at the restaurant near the main gate, pricy but the sandwiches were yummy! Enjoyed our day at the zoo and would go back if I’m Miami again. 9 year old son really enjoyed it. Animal areas all very clean and looked well maintained
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scott r
Silver Spring, Maryland
"It is a good zoo - but if you opt for extras it's expensive"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 03, 2020 NEW
Not an espeical zoo fan, but I had a free day and enjoyed walking the entire facility. Monorail is (one of the many) optional extras; not necessary - and probably a time waster - if you are in even half decent shape. Wide variety of animals, covering most of the 'must see' types. Stumbled across keeper feeding the African elephants, giving a presentation. Watched the giraffe and rhino feed - visitor participation, but again more $$, enough just to watch those who did. My own best personal interaction was with a duck of some sort that seemed intent on challenging me to a bill fight; hopefully it was as amused as I was. The animatron dinos seemed to interest - and slightly frighten - some of the small kids. Food prices are insane. Nice landscaping, clean restrooms, clear paths and plenty of water & cool mist stations. You can even smoke on grounds in deisgnated areas which surprised me, although I don't begrudge giving people the opportunity since a full rotation will take 4 hours or so - what the heck. Even the base admission isn't cheap - but if you explore everything (3+ miles of path, exhibits placed pretty much continuously) you will get your money's worth.
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erickasmith2020
"What a disappointment!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
We drove almost an hour to visit the zoo. Stood in line for about 30 min, not a big deal. After paying $50 for my husband and myself we entered the zoo. Went straight to rent a bike. Was given a clipboard to fill out a form while in line behind about 40 people. 45 minutes later we are told by the single person that is working the booth that the credit card machine was down and we can go to an ATM on the premises to get money and get back in line. At this point there were more than 40 people that were in front and behind us. Meaning we would have to go to the back of the line after the ATM. We decided to leave and try to get a refund. Spoke with a very nice young lady (didn't get her name) who tried to help us. She took our tickets and went to speak with someone. When she came back out she told us the only thing they can do is give us passes and directed us to the front to speak with Esther (manager) and she would help us. Explained to Esther what we had just gone through and she said all they can do is give us passes since we already scanned the tickets to go in ?!?!? Not to make a scene, we took the tickets that, we were told, are good for 1 year. Ok, no problem, we'll come back. We get to the car and notice the date on the passes are December 2019. So, either Esther doesn't know what today's date is (March 1, 2020), or she doesn't know there are 12 months in a year.
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Bgdg1962
"Awesome giraffes!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 29, 2020
We really enjoyed our day at the zoo. The landscape is lush and tropical. Excellent giraffe exhibit. We really enjoyed feeding the giraffes! Excellent zebras. The silverback gorilla was ominously front and center. They have dromedary camels as well as Bactrian! The monorail is meh. It might be worth your time to rent one of the buggy bikes as the exhibits seem spread out nice zoo
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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.