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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“giraffe feeding” (73 reviews)
“rent a bike” (75 reviews)
“animal exhibits” (33 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177-1402
+1 305-251-0400
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We absolutely love this zoo. Great place to spend the day walking, enjoying the water park, riding the rental bikes and viewing the animals. The new Everglades exhibit is amazing; a must see. We recently went on a night walk (limited space and only one...More

Thank Jackie d
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am animal lover and i wouldnt miss zoo in miami ever ! Tickets are bit more expensive on entrance than online.But the animals are beutiful and well worth of it.Seen few shows aswell..Parrot feeding,rihno encounters,aswell as cammel feeding aswell as first time i saw...More

Thank J O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few hours before we needed to head to the airport and decided to give the zoo a try. There was so much to see that we didn't deviate off of the main path, as we were on foot. It seems like the...More

Thank CovAmy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our trip to the Miami zoo. This is a very big zoo and they offer a train bikes and a monorail to get around we walked and it was fine . The animals are well taken care of and the enclosures are huge....More

Thank joannef1964
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed all the exhibits.. very informational and very clean zoo. Food was not very good .. dry and not inexpensive. Bring your own water .. $3 for a small water Buy tickets on internet save money. Great day with kids..

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Miami Zoo has reopened after Hurricane Irma and looks beautiful as usual. It is very well organized and lots of attractions to see.

Thank Miguel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the extra large animal enclosures! Bring your walking shoes, stroller, wagon for the little ones or rent a family bike! This place is huge! Lots of educational, interactive exhibits. Plenty of food spots, beer/soda. Boat rentals and special feature animal encounters. There is...More

1  Thank Suncatcher21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kids love it, definitely returning. A lot of things to see. Kids like the playground, the animals and the bike. Areas are clean, friendly staff.

Thank Mirodz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite an interesting long walk with a number of animals. A bit more signage is required, maybe painted floor arrows and more snack stalls like hotdogs.

1  Thank Jessel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect time to visit not too busy or hot.We did not get a map,should have been given one when we entered.Once we started to walk round never saw maps available!! Very clean and well maintained despite the hurricane damage.Wished we had hired a bicycle despite...More

1  Thank GeorgeWoolleysheep
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Magic J
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Elia L | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen scooters for rent.
Mig M
June 18, 2017|
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Response from miacabrerm | Reviewed this property |
We have never taken the tram at the zoo, this zoo is very walkable, it's not that huge. However if you are finished early enough I guess it doesn't hurt to take the tram and get a bird's eye view of the zoo.
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Greg M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I am not knowledgeable about this subject