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Zoo Miami

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12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177-1402
+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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12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177-1402
+1 305-251-0400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An wonderful place for nature and animal lovers. You’ll enjoy this amazing environment in all sense. No doubt I will repeat again soon

Thank Orestesanthony
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most people in the Miami Dade area do not take the time to visit their city’s attractions like parks and local zoo. Metro zoo is ran by a team of people second to none. It’s a dream atraction for kids and family. There are several...More

Thank Maximiliano F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The zoo has some really nice expositions and large playing areas for the kids. You can rent bikes to go around the zoo and boats to go on the lake, there is also an area for the kids to play with the water, so make...More

Thank WorldTraveler_and_Co
Reviewed 4 days ago

I hadn't been here in about 5 years and we went on Thanksgiving weekend. I was impressed on how much it has improved and grown. I really enjoyed the experience. Did not get to watch their shows because arrived late and really wanted to enjoy...More

1  Thank FrancescaMusica
Reviewed 5 days ago

We decided to go off season if there is such a thing in FL. Had a great time with the family and kids really like this place

Thank clos n
Reviewed 6 days ago

This zoo is one of the places that I wanted to visit twice if I had the time! My kids, nieces, and I were very impressed. I highly recommend it to families. The staff are super nice and helpful.

1  Thank Darine N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day at this zoo. It is mentioned in their website that they are the only tropical zoo in the US and you truly get a different experience here than at other zoos. We had three small children so we knew that...More

Thank Elisa L
Reviewed 6 days ago

The best thing about this zoo is that animals are free to roam in enormous natural-style environments, each with a deep water-filled pit keeping them away from visitors. The worst thing about this zoo is that these environments are spread out in a manner which...More

Thank KathyinCostaRica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met my sister and nephew in Miami for a long weekend "stay-cation," and the Zoo was first on our list! This Zoo is huge. plan on at least 6 hours to see and really take in every experience. It is exceptionally clean, considering how...More

Thank M F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a modern zoo with lots of space for the animal and the humans. It’s fun to visit, there is something for every one. Take confortable shoes you will do a lot of walking

Thank mclaraospina
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Fragrance a
December 26, 2017|
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Response from MrMiamiExplorer | Reviewed this property |
No saltwater fish, but there is a nice freswater fish viewing area inside the Wings of Asia aviary at the zoo. Would check out the Miami Seaquarium if looking for an aquarium.
Magic J
October 7, 2017|
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Response from jpwiii1958 | Reviewed this property |
Same as below only the 4 person bicycles.
Mig M
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Miami in July it will be hot no matter which direction you go. We move left to avoid the bigger crowds who move right. Highly recommend the pedi-cab and not the tram. It helps you not run out of patience and... More