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

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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 Miami 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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Chesca M
Denver, Colorado
"Zoo visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 14, 2019 NEW
The Miami zoo was much better than expected. Some displays were empty ( lion). We rented the bikes and it was really great. I think last hurricane hit them hard and it shows but they are working on it. All in all we had a good time. Expect to pay a lot for food and beverages. Definitely splurge and pay to feed the animals! It was so cool being close to the rhino. We also fed the giraffe and camels.
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Shellqueen2014
Naples, Florida
"Great time. Bike way to go. No to monorail"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
Four of us went on a rainy day worried, but by noon sun out. Great time to visit as think rain deterred others. Wide variety of animals. Beautiful grounds. We had great time with bike. Next time might get bike for 2. Bike for 4 a little bit of struggle for 70 yr olds. With one who had never ridden bike and one with bad knee. Very helpful staff. Those feeding elephants recommended we return a little later as more elephants come around after food distribution. Two of our guests specifically wanted to see lion and murcats? Couldn’t find. Maps could be reviewed naming animals in areas as well as little photos. Speaking of photos. Photos taken as we entered. Then booklet sold for 35$. High price for product. &5 for one photo a lot. $25 for 4 photos and disk a lot. I am a photographer. Have a business. Know the costs. Like opportunity for photos throughout park without obstruction. Loved photo access to flamingos. At beginning. Monorail. Sad shape. Can’t see our windows. Sound system poor. Would be great if updated to get overview of entire area. Selecting places before the adventure. Disappointed. And see many others were as well.
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freezer_12
Calgary, Canada
"Great Zoo!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2019 NEW
Some of the negative comments had me wondering about our decision to see the zoo. I have been to many zoos including San Diego and Seattle and would say Zoo Miami is right up there with them. It was spread over a large area which is great for the animals who all looked very healthy! There was a fair bit of walking involved which was one of the reasons we came. We did not bring children, but I thought this was a particularly kid friendly park. Would visit again!
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susanhS2261IV
Miami, Florida
"Great place to feed the giraffes "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2019 NEW
We went after along hiatus. Without realizing that hurricane Irma did a lot of damage we found several exhibits closed. However, we walked 3 miles ( didn’t see the entire zoo) and had a great time seeing elephants, gorilla , chimpanzees and the best was feeding the giraffes. It was worth the $5. The food court Oasis has gotten their food to a better place. Chicken tenders and fries for the boys and chicken Caesar salad for us. Very good. Prices were ok. I definitely recommend going during cooler weather as the animals are active and the walk doesn’t get cumbersome. They also have an overhead tram to see the zoo.
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dslyte
Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Not usually a fan of the zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2019 NEW
Had a great time at the zoo. Spent 6 hours walking and had an amazing time. All the animals looked so healthy. You could feed giraffes and the cutest rhino. Gorillas were awesome!!
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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.