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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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Dual pass & bike trolley rental is worth it!

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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank HungryHoneymooners
Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great animal exhibits along with lushly and well cared for Florida plants throughout the park. Careful consideration has been given to each exhibit. A must see while in Miami

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took whole day for us to get and spend there. We got very tired besides children as they were in strollers. Very big zoo. As its very hot in miami the animals seem tired and all were hiding from the sun. So werent able to see all. Im disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Zoo Miami. My husband and I took our four grandkids to the zoo and had a great time. The exhibits, the petting zoo, and feed the giraffes were the highlights. The park is beautiful; you can walk it, bike it or tram it --- there's something for everyone. It certainly was a great way to spend the day... More 

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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my daughter, along with another family, while vacaying in the US in August. It's a large property by my standards but I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the animals. My favourite parts was the misting right by the entrance - completely unexpected and welcomed on a hot day. Mist comes out from the animal figures by entrance. Loved the giraffes... More 

Thank Mel C
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to this zoo in a while. It's a nice zoo, with a decent assortment of animals. Typically, you can see more animals out and about before it gets warm, so we arrived and were at the gates when they opened the gates. Most of the animals were there although, it seemed like many of the birds were... More 

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