The Miami Zoo is quite large. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The giraffes are amazing! It is quite hot and humid in the summer months so drink plenty of water. The zoo is child friendly/stroller accessible. There is food that can be purchased there. The cost to get in for one adult was almost $50. There is a lot of parking available. Obviously, the sooner you arrive to opening time, the more up close parking you will get. There are gift shops on the grounds. The earlier in the day that you go, the less people and the less intense sun rays. Do bring sun screen. The Miami Zoo is a must as it is quite awesome for animal lovers!