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Zoo Miami, Miami
(4.2/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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 family vacation planner to get the most from your Miami vacation.
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  • I love zoos, and have been to some of the best around (including the Bronx Zoo). Zoo Miami ranks right up there with the best of the best. The zoo has a really nice variety of animals, divided into ge...  more »
  • I went in the morning with a friend of mine. When I paid for the tickets a map was given to me. To begin, the map (to my friend and to me) was incomprehensible so we decided to walk by our ends. Since...  more »
  • I went to the Miami Zoo on Wednesday in the afternoon. It was really quiet in the zoo so we could walk freely in the park. The zoo looked nice and it was very clean. The giraffe feeding was a great ex...  more »
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  • This Is a great place to spend with family. The bicycle rental is affordable but walking the zoo is just as fun. Food is great and priced according to a park venue type. You can get the refillable cup and bring it to the park for $1 refills. Don't let bad reviews ruin a great time at the zoo. Come and experience it yourself so you can make your own opinion and awesome memories. I hold annual passes and I've taken my kid there since he turned 1yr a few months back and he enjoyed it very much. Just go and have some stress free fun!
  • Best Zoo I have been to so far! The animals are not in cages most of the time, the zoo uses other ways to provide a barrier between the animals such as a huge gap/cliff. I would almost describe it as animals being on their own little islands. I didn't buy any food or rent anything and I didn't pay attention to the prices on those things either because I prefer to walk and save my money.
  • I came in on weekday with my 2 young daughters with not much in terms of expectations and was totally and utterly surprised. The zoo is huge - we only managed to cover the lower loop in about 3 hours riding the rental bikes. The bikes btw are a treat even though a bit in the expensive side. The kids enjoyed them more than the animals. I would have loved a motorized version though, as it is quiet a task pedaling 3 people around the compound. The animals seem to be very well taken care of, with some of the largest enclosures I have ever seen in a zoo. There are countless exhibits and many exotic and unusual animals. The prices of admissions there are reasonable and I would definitely consider an annual pass as it is at the cost of about 2-3 visits and there's tons to do and discover there. Definitely a place I will return too if only to feed the Giraffes.
  • My son and I went early as to be able to go through the whole park. We arrived about 10am and the park opens at 930am. The animals seemed like they were just waking up. It is very hot during the summer, sunscreen is recommended as there is some shade but not a lot. If you are ok with getting wet, bring a suit. There is a water play area in the middle of park. We tried to eat a couple of times. One area was not serving for another hour about 1pm and the main one was under construction. They had tents set up with warming trays, not sure if that would have been healthy. We had a great day. The animals started to be more interactive when they were getting fed. Follow the times for their feedings. Will definitely be back when Florida exhibit opens.
  • Great way to spend the day. Be prepared to walk or pedal several miles. They do have bicycle and cycle car rentals. Exploring the exhibits feels more like discovering them thanks to the amazing landscaping. It is easy to forget that you are in a zoo and not trekking through the jungle.