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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177-1402
+1 305-251-0400
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Reviewed May 26, 2015

Feeding the jirafas was great!Pay for the bike or trolley but, don't walk it if you have kids with you. Awwwzum place!

Thank LoenorIdenisPerez
Reviewed May 26, 2015

I very much enjoyed this zoo. Lots of shaded areas so your not always in the sun. You can rent these bike things which is a great idea and lots of animals I had never seen before. Plus for an extra cost you can feed...More

2  Thank Christine T
Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is by far the BEST zoo I have been to. Lots of animals to look at and lots to do. Overall it was the best experience and I found a coupon also a $4 off. Very kid friendly the staff was very helpful. There...More

Thank Mrs_Gray311
Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Love this zoo! Lots of walking though- I walked 9-10 miles on the day I was there. The giraffe feeding experience is a must! Can't wait to visit again!

Thank Laura K
Reviewed May 20, 2015

best overall zoo in country, love feeding giraffes, great views of many animals in a pleasant outdoor environment, kid friendly

Thank michael s
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Liked the zoo over all found it a little expensive for not having the tram running they should included at least 1 free ride on the safari bus since the zoo is so big. They do rent bikes and I recommend anyone who can't walk...More

Thank rodmarie
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great day with toddler but go at opening to avoid sun & crowds. Our 2-yr old loved the monkeys, bears & birds. She also enjoyed going in large bike which you pedal yourself.

1  Thank babs722
Reviewed May 19, 2015

To be honest I'm not a big fan of seeing animals out of their habitat. I had to go because I was with family and friends that wanted to go. I think animals should be free. However, Zoo Miami convinced me that they are ok,...More

Thank Amariarin
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great zoo and reasonably priced family outing. Take sunscreen on hot days. My favorite thing for the kids play area which has plenty of things to keep the little ones interested.

Thank skyfire1
Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

There's so much to see and do here. Love renting the bicycles and riding, you see more in less time. These exhibits are awesome!

Thank Csushiroll63
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Magic J
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Response from Elia L | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen scooters for rent.
Mig M
June 17, 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