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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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So much to see and experience!

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... read more

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Toledo, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great zoological experience within southern Miami there is even the gold coast railroad exhibit u can enjoy

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Newton, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pretty large zoo. It takes a while to see the entire zoo by foot. A number of nice exhibits. My biggest issue is that every time you turn around the Zoo is charging you for something. There are nice peddle cars at the entrance that many people rent to get around. They charge you $5 to feed... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's 'Wings of Asia' exhibit,inside a replica temple and observation center is a showcase for 70 species of rare and endangered birds and plants indigenous to the other side of the world. This is but one of the many exhibits.

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