Florida’s oldest zoological garden, Zoo Miami is home to over 2,000 animals across more than 100 exhibits. An air-conditioned monorail takes a loop around the zoo and is a comfortable and convenient way to get around the site, providing an aerial view of some exhibits. There are four main areas of the zoo: Asia, Africa, Amazon and beyond, and Australia. Those who want to experience animals up close can brush an Indian rhinoceros or feed a giraffe for an additional fee. For more information about the zoo and its animals, take a narrated tram ride or guided tour. For Zoo Miami and beyond, use our Miami road trip planning site to get the most from your Miami vacation.
Zoo Miami reviews
My wife, two young daughters and I went to the Zoo Miami while visiting from California. We took a private tour of the zoo, which was a two and a half hour trip on a golf cart with a guide. The zoo... more »
We purchased the admission by buying the Go Miami pass online. There was plenty of parking and it was easy to get in. They did not offer a paper map so we had to use the online map on my phone. That..... more »
We had a great time at the zoo. We went during the $10 days deal, and I highly recommend it. It let us know what to expect and we definitely have to go in our beach gear next time, and wear lots of sunscreen. Our little one couldn't focus on everything, but he still enjoyed aspects of it-- especially the aquarium, and other animals he could see more clearly. We had an overall enjoyable experience. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and attire as there is a lot of walking involved if you wish to cover everything. (Next time we're thinking of renting the canopy bikes instead) We went in the afternoon and didn't have enough time to cover all of the wonderful exhibits. The staff is EXTREMELY friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic. Most of the staff seems to genuinely enjoy their role in making this place special. You almost forget you're in Miami because of the great hospitality. My recommendations would be more family friendly amenities in restrooms and more Minute Maid frozen lemonade stands. The lemonades are excellent in the heat! Thank you for such a lovely experience.
The zoo was my last excursion before going back home. I wanted to take the kids somewhere fun and close. Because of the predicted hurricane they didn't have everything running. I can understand that and they were also charging half price at the door. However, they could have at least allowed the public access to the group bicycles. It is a big place to walk through especially with the heat. I had slightly twisted my ankle and it would have been a big help. Also, the convenient vending machines placed around the zoo were not working or empty or both. Very important when walking so much and dehydrated. Plus, I lost $3.75 with the machine. If you plan on going call ahead and find out what is working and what isn't just to avoid the disappointment.
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