Zoo Miami Tickets in Miami, FL

12400 SW 152 StreetMiami, FL 33177
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Visit Zoo Miami to meet fascinating animals from Australia, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, this 750-acre zoo in Miami, FL, offers close yet safe encounters from anacondas to koalas, rhinos, and more! Learn about Zoo Miami Foundation’s environmental conservation efforts to help the global wildlife’s welfare.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Miami Travel Experts
  • Association of Zoos & Aquariums or AZA-accredited. Houses 2,500 animals in Miami, with 130 endangered or critically endangered species.
  • Family-friendly and free for infants ages two and under!
  • Complimentary parking available.
  • No glass containers, straws, balloons, balls, skateboards, skates, bicycles, scooters, radios, fireworks, and frisbees allowed.
  • Bags and coolers are permitted but subject to search.
  • Picnic tables outside the zoo entrance are available for food and drinks you wish to bring.
  • Food concession stands are available onsite, with vegetarian options.
  • Fully accessible facilities. Wheelchairs, ECVs and strollers are available for rent.
  • Only service animals are allowed inside the zoo.


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!

Zoo Miami Reviews

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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Zoo Miami

Where is Zoo Miami?

The petting Zoo Miami is at 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, FL 33177. Located 0.4 miles from Sami Family Amphitheater and 0.5 miles from the Miami-Dade Military Museum and Memorial.

How far am I from Miami Zoo if I'm at the closest bus stop?

The closest bus stop is at SW 152nd St & SW 124th Ave, Three Lakes, FL 33186, USA. It's located 2 miles away or approximately 40 minutes walking distance from the zoo's main entrance.

Is there parking?

Complimentary parking is available onsite.

Is the safari tram tour included in the ticket price?

The tram tour tickets can only be purchased onsite at the tours and encounters booth, near the conservation and action center.

Is the monorail included in the ticket?

Unfortunately, the monorail is no longer available.

Can I ride the safari cycle?

Yes, for an additional cost onsite. You must be at least 21 years old to rent the safari cycle.

How long does it take to get around the zoo?

The average visit takes about 4–5 hours. However, 8 hours is not enough for some people. It depends on whether you walk, rent a safari cycle, or take a tram tour.

How is the Miami Zoo weather?

The weather may vary per day, so visit forecasting sites to help you predict the weather for the day.

Can I bring food and drinks inside the park?

Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the park except bottled water, baby formula and food, and snacks for toddlers. Guests are welcome to leave properly packed food at the lobby receptionist in the administration building and to use the picnic area located at the front of the zoo to eat.

Can we feed the animals?

Yes, for an additional fee onsite. You can also watch the zookeepers throughout the day talk about the animals and feed them. The animals are on strict diets and can only eat the food approved by veterinarians and prepared for them by their keepers.