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Zoo Miami

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Address: 15th St, 12400 SW 152 St, Miami, FL 33177
Phone Number: +1 305-251-0400
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Great affordable place , clean and organized + great learning for kids

These Zoo seems less as a Zoo but more as a reserve Never been before but I was impressed with the cleaningness , well kept animals (happy animals) and good services like food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These Zoo seems less as a Zoo but more as a reserve Never been before but I was impressed with the cleaningness , well kept animals (happy animals) and good services like food offerings and quick services. One thing to note if you get a drink do not expect a straw since it can be harmful for the animals if... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Renting the bicycle made the experience more enjoyable. Most of the animals were either asleep or not visible

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great place to take a field trip, take the family and all the kids. It's loads of fun. Make sure to take some comfortable shoes and a camera for some great animal pictures. I recommend renting the bikes once you're there, it's quite a walk!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Zoo Miami and come here once a year ever since my son was little. Beautiful animals in natural settings. The only down side is going to the Zoo on very hot days. If you have a cool day, then

1 Thank Muccimooch
Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a family day planed with our 2 year old grandson and teenage granddaughter at the Miami Zoo. Hanging out with them was what we wanted and enjoyed our day. The Zoo itself is quite large and takes some time to get through. We did the premier package with the rail pass. This was a big mistake. The rail... More 

1 Thank Steve T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ended up going on a weekend day with 3 adults and one baby. The dual pass is cost-effective because we can come back with guests later as well. Renting a bike trolley was well worth it to see a lot of the zoo in a short visit. Next time, we'll go to the little children's section as well. Unfortunately,... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the zoo with my two Young children. They had a great time feeding the giraffe and the camel. Lots of animals to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this zoo. My husband and I always try and go to the zoo's in each state we visit and I have to say this is by far the best one yet. It's beautiful taken care of and the animals have lots of space. When you do go plan to spend the whole day there. It was so much... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to take your family and enjoy the conservation and educational value Zoo Miami teaches children through interactive shows and trainers. Be sure to choose a day with weather temperatures under 85 degrees as covering from the sun is few and far in between and EXTRA sunscreen. Your going to need it.

Thank Sarah F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever i visit a new place, i try to make it to their zoo. This one was large and i enjoyed it. My favorite parts were the exhibits that allow you to interact with the animals. I was able to ride a camel (a bit embarrassing because the other people in line were small children, but how often do you... More 

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