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Zoo Miami

#8 of 350 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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  • Average9%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177
+1 305-251-0400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful day at the zoo. Lots of animals to see. Put on your walking shoes. Lots of space between animals. Fun day

Thank Christine8841
Reviewed 2 days ago

I go to this zoo every year that I visit south Florida. This is, to me, one of the best zoos in the country. I enjoyed the new Everglades experience even though it could have had a few more exhibits. The grounds are kept clean...More

Thank Norm_33
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This zoo is a great place to visit. Since my husband is service connected disabled we didn't have to pay the admission, only for the tram and mono rail ride, which saved us a lot of money and we were very delightedly surprised. We enjoyed...More

Thank yvem2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love this zoo and we have visited a couple of times. There are many animals and a few interactive attractions that could make a visit to this zoo a whole day affair! Because it does get quite hot out, we have chosen to make...More

Thank primazkizzy
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can spend between 4-6 hours walking around, good maintenance. Enough amount of water stations around, pretty important with the weather down there.

Thank ErikaCarvajal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just visited the zoo with my family and we spent a nice afternoon. Animals look healthy and well cared.

Thank Jairo P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the zoo a few times living in Miami and find it a bit pricy for a local attraction. I definitely recommend visiting during the winter months since summer and spring can be very hot and tiresome. Being comfortable walking shoes since the...More

Thank Massiel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an Awesome time taking our grandson! We all had a great time, however they were working on the Gorilla exhibit so alas; that exhibitwas closed. We loved feeding the giraffes,too!

Thank Gloriana-Scott
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for your family, school, church or family reunion to visit. It is friendly, great price to enter, a place you can feel safe even been surrounded by so many wonderful animals.

Thank tiger702016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole family will love the variety of animals from all over the world, there is even a relatively new Amazon rainforest section. The little ones will be entertained by feeding giraffes, and by the playgrounds and mini water-parks on zoo grounds. IMPORTANT Tip: Wear...More

Thank Maria V
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Mig M
17 June 2017|
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Response from Dee R | Reviewed this property |
it is very hot no matter direction you go, pack bathing suits for the kids.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Dee R | Reviewed this property |
I don't like their food, I normally pack healthy lunches.
Kimberley M
18 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.