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Zoo Miami

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Address: 15th St, 12400 SW 152 St, Miami, FL 33177
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+1 305-251-0400
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Zoo Miami (also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens) is the...

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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My kids love this zoo

We usually get an annual pass for the zoo. The zoo just have received an entrance make over. The zoo is very easy to navigate. We at times rent the bikes instead of walking... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We usually get an annual pass for the zoo. The zoo just have received an entrance make over. The zoo is very easy to navigate. We at times rent the bikes instead of walking. I suggest to bring a change of clothe for parents with small kids because of the water zones for kids. Suggestions is to alternate directions to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love zoos, and the Miami Zoo website looked fantastic. We were in Miami for only three days and chose this with the idea that it would be unmissable. One expensive Lyft drive later (it is not easy to get to without a car) we arrived. The first red flag was the woman on the ticket booth who didn't really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down the greatest zoo I've ever been too. Soooooo many animals for you to see including: Giraffes, zebras, alligators, hyenas, elephants (both African & Asian), otters, snakes, bats, anteaters, buffalo, lions, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. Do be warned that this zoo is HUGE and for most people too much to do on foot. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes... More 

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South Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my daughter to the zoo last month and the weather was perfect. We spent almost seven hours there and still did not see everything. They have added so many new things that now there is more to do than just see the animals. There are many different play areas. My daughter loves the new Everglades one where you... More 

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Thank Jenny H
Cadillac, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The zoo is very large and clean. All walkway are paved. My wife and I spent six hours strolling, looking and reading. We did not quite finish all of the zoo. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water to quench your thirst. You will also want a camera. You are in the sun most of the day. A vendor rents Safari... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The new everglades attraction is real nice. The boat ride shouldn't be $5. It was a nice little ride but the price is a bit much. A lot of visitors weren't lining up. My youngest son has food allergies so i always pack bananas and little things to keep him going. When we walked inside the entrance I had to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most fun zoos I've being, specially if you look for deals like one we found at Groupon for beverages and also the experience to feed the giraffes. Just take your time and hydrate.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the zoo is a great exercise, the grounds are well maintained. It is comforting to know that the monorail is available when needed. Lots of different animals lurking in their natural habitat. My daughter loves the giraffes and always stay longer in that area. This zoo is a good attraction for out of town guests with little kids.

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful day, even interacting with the animals, lovely clean environment, animals well cared for, (better in the wild though), but they do good work with breeding, lots to do and see a great family day, lots of food & snacks along the way, the staff were so helpful and knowledgeable, clean facilities all the way around a fun... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had extra time on our trip, so we went to the zoo. AAA rates it as "a Gem", and we concur. A nice mix of animals, very appealing layout and presentation. A very nice way to spend 3-4 hours, to have some fun, and to learn something.

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