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Zoo Miami

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Address: 15th St, 12400 SW 152 St, Miami, FL 33177
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+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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Very nice Zoo!

Very good infra-structure (restrooms, fast-food restaurants), variety of animals is excellent, great service and price. Good option to go with children. Get there early as it is... read more

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88 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good infra-structure (restrooms, fast-food restaurants), variety of animals is excellent, great service and price. Good option to go with children. Get there early as it is going to take you 3-4 hrs to see the entire Zoo, or even more.

Thank Cszepak
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of the better zoos I have seen. The animals are spread out so plan to take a very long walk or rent their bikes (all carry 2 to 6 passengers). The admission price is a steal compared to other zoos I have visited recently. It has been over ten years since I have been here and there... More 

Thank Xenabird
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with the family spent all day there and only saw 1/2 for the zoo unless your a power walker I suggest making this a 2 day trip or renting a bike at the entrance.

Thank Vic C
Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see Zoo Miami because a friend works there, and had a hand in their new Everglades exhibit. This exhibit allows for any wild bird to come and join the exhibit as it is right out in the open. The zoo keeper said they get some interesting visitors over the course of the year. I was so very... More 

Thank Frose
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is really amazing... i love seeing that the animals have lots of space... you actually have to look for them :) ; the organization by continents extremely fascinating - lots of animals. Please cater for lots of walking and spending all day there. Renting the bike carts can be very helpful as there are miles of walking (especially... More 

Thank KASingh
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo has an excellent variety of wild animals. This zoo is a must visit in Miami. They even have bicycle cars you can rent. This zoo is very big and will take a long time to walk around and see all the animals. The zoo has a small water park and a few playgrounds. They also have pedal boats,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came on January 5th, 2017 with Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. I also came with my school in November 2016. The zoo has undergone some renovations and upgrades through the year. Now it has everything there is to offer. You know what? They should build like 2 hotels on the property or even three or four. It is so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great visit. Be sure to feed the giraffes!! So much fun! The zoo is super clean and flat. An easy walk.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is awesome how close you can get to the animals! My family has been to many, many zoos in the US and this would rank #1 in our books! It was even cold when we went, but that didn't matter. #awesome

Thank RCK693
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is only a review of the Zookeeper for the day (and not a general review of the zoo itself) We were told to get there for 6:45 to start at 7:00. We arrived at the security as instructed at 6:40. No-one knew who was supposed to be coming to get us so the security guard said he’d contact... More 

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