Zoo Miami
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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  • Laura W
    Denver, Colorado41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great zoo
    Every time I travel I go to a zoo and since I travel twice a year I’ve been to many zoos. This one is excellent. A pretty good price for a ticket considering all there is here. I spent 5-6 hours here. A lot of the attractions have close up viewing spots. My favorite was the crocodile tube! There’s a wide variety of animals. I ate at Nourish 305 and had the strawberry chicken salad. It was so good! I’m so glad the zoo had lighter options so I didn’t have to eat a burger and have an angry stomach the rest of the day. I did get an icee at Miami Ice and it was definitely way over priced but helped beat the heat. I was surprised by the amount of shade offered. The gift shop is pretty on par with prices as other attractions. Definitely recommend this zoo!
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on Yelp to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 2 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 April 2023
  • TikiTownTraveler
    Virginia Beach, Virginia149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Miami Zoo is Worth the Visit
    We had a number of hours until our flight left at 9:00 pm so we decided to go to the zoo. It was a great zoo. You walk in the front gate and see flamingos. That's a nice way to start your day. They didn't have any trams running which was too bad.
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on Yelp to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 12 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • JamesV
    Huntsville, Alabama102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Start off with a VIP golf cart tour!
    Take the VIP golf cart tour. Well worth it. Animal encounters also well run. Staff all very friendly. The rhino encounter was one of the best zoo encounters we have done in the US. Book in advance! Zoo food is not great. Think high school cafeteria. Would be nice if they had something more upscale for eating. All staff were very helpful and friendly.
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on Yelp to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 1 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 12 July 2023
  • The Pidge
    Wayne, New Jersey607 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A large zoo with a refreshingly logical layout
    An expansive, beautiful property with a comprehensive collection of animals and exhibits, I was pleased to find the layout straightforward and logical, comprised of two large loops meeting in the middle without meandering paths and confusing dead-ends. I was able to walk the entirety of the grounds in about two hours and spent another hour or so in the various exhibits, opting to spend the money on the charming Lostman's River Ride (there's also a carousel and pedal boats if one is interested). Speaking of transportation, Zoo Miami used to offer a monorail to get guests from one end of the property to the other. Because it has been retired, the decision was made to offer Rydables, which are animal-shaped ECVs that can be rented based on time used. While a nice idea in theory, they seemed to be used mostly by teens with no regard for pedestrian traffic, so I was constantly having to be aware of them coming up behind me out of fear of getting into a collision with one. Great in theory; less so in execution. If you're a lover of animals, there isn't much reason not to visit.
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on Yelp to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 11 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Written 11 November 2023
  • Rjlx
    Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    We visited in august 2023. This zoo is large there is a lot of walking but it is mostly flat. We did the giraffe feed which is just a walk up which you pay an amount and get to feed the giraffes, it was definitely one of the highlights of our holiday. The staff are very friendly and it is a really nice and clean zoo.
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on Yelp to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 11 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 December 2023
  • GregTrav28
    Orlando, Florida626 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do
    A must if visiting Miami. It's not the first, second, or third thing you think of when visiting Miami but it should be up there. The zoo is very large and well kept up. It's over 750 acres compared to the San Diego Zoo at 100 acres. The walking paths are wide with lots of little areas to stop and rest. There are multiple playgrounds and eating areas. Our favorite area (despite being Florida natives) was actually the Everglades area. Seeing animals I see all the time I thought would be no big deal, bit was it arranged so nicely with little cool things (like a clear slide in the otter area). We spent 4.5hrs and missed all of the Asia section and none of the zoo keeper talks. Expect to spend all day here and highly consider the bike rentals. The only downside of the zoo is it's so far from Miami downtown or other more northern parts of MDC, but worth the trip, especially with a little one!
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on TripAdvisor to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 11 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 January 2024
  • LAC
    85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large zoo, and lots of fun.
    This is a vey large, well laid out zoo with lots of animals in pretty large enclosures. Unfortunately, quite a few of the animals were absent or hiding (or on vacation?), but the majority were there. You can rent family bike carts if you want to save all the walking it requires. We allotted three hours before our flight home, but found ourselves rushing through the final continent, so give yourselves four hours if doing it all on foot. We also saw the critter show which was cute and showcased some birds and a serval.
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on TripAdvisor to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 11 March 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 January 2024
  • James F
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge Zoo
    What a zoo! This zoo is HUMONGOUS and has lots of great animals to see. Getting a bike taxi is highly recommended because if you walk it you won't be able to see as much. Some of the exhibits and attractions weren't running or didn't seem to be open (maybe they're waiting for summer?) but we were happy enough to ride our bikes around. For what it's worth, it isn't really spelled out anywhere how many people can fit in one bike taxi. There's room for a child to sit in the middle between two adults (in addition to the front seats). This would have saved us some money had we known, as we rented two instead of one. Get there early so you can park towards the front.
    Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on Yelp to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
    Written 3 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 March 2024
  • weekd09
    Carryduff, United Kingdom397 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun but endless money making
    Great family fun day. Tickets were OK price wise. However, lots of additional costs. Would recommend hiring a pedal bike/ taxi to see everything. This was also a fun experience. Aminal feeding was also a big hit. Lots of animals to see but a big number of empty enclosures too. Very early closing time given the cost. Some employees in the gift shop were a little clueless
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 April 2024
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weekd09
Carryduff, UK397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great family fun day. Tickets were OK price wise. However, lots of additional costs. Would recommend hiring a pedal bike/ taxi to see everything. This was also a fun experience. Aminal feeding was also a big hit. Lots of animals to see but a big number of empty enclosures too. Very early closing time given the cost. Some employees in the gift shop were a little clueless
Written 12 April 2024
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Phantomam
Caledonia, MI6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed the animals that were out. There were quite a few exhibits that were closed.
We rented a bike taxi and the worker Darius was very rude. He definitely doesn’t like his job or knows what customer service means. It’s too bad he put a damper on the whole process of getting the taxi that we were all excited about. It wasn’t worth the money.
Written 4 April 2024
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James F
Pittsburgh, PA84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
What a zoo! This zoo is HUMONGOUS and has lots of great animals to see. Getting a bike taxi is highly recommended because if you walk it you won't be able to see as much. Some of the exhibits and attractions weren't running or didn't seem to be open (maybe they're waiting for summer?) but we were happy enough to ride our bikes around.

For what it's worth, it isn't really spelled out anywhere how many people can fit in one bike taxi. There's room for a child to sit in the middle between two adults (in addition to the front seats). This would have saved us some money had we known, as we rented two instead of one.

Get there early so you can park towards the front.
Written 28 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on Yelp to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
Written 3 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sebastian Leopo... C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I just got off a cruise ship and had a day to spend in Miami, so I chose to visit Zoo Miami. I was dismayed at this zoo. Many, many of the enclosures were empty with signs saying construction is happening or that the animals are on a “vacation”… so there were not actually many animals to see. In fact, there are large sections where the zoo is playing animal sounds through speakers but there are zero animals that you’re actually seeing or hearing. Inside the Australia section, it was very appalling to see zero zoo staff around. There is a Tree Kangaroo and a Koala behind glass with many signs stating this is a quiet area and to specifically not tap on the glass. However there was no one to enforce that, so children and parents alike were screaming in that area and tapping/banging on the glass. Worst of all though was witnesses the Wombat. Animals are my passion and I work with all types of animals. This wombat was circling and I have it on video. Circling is often started by boredom, but quickly becomes deadly. If this zoo is not able to keep their wombat happy, they need to either remove him to a rehab, get him toys and such to play with, and honestly a larger habitat; this wombat is going to die. Worst of all, it took quite some time to track down staff to tell them about this and they had zero concern. They did not even know that it goes from boredom to actual insanity and then death. I’m concerned.
Written 19 March 2024
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Hi Sebastian. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. First, let us say that we are truly sorry you had a less-than-ideal experience at the zoo. We always strive to give our visitors and our animals the best experiences possible and are displeased to hear we fell short in this regard. We would like to connect with you directly to get more feedback and try to ameliorate this. We’d like to ask that you please reach out to us at zoomiami@miamidade.gov. We hope to hear from you soon.
Written 25 March 2024
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Seaside36018853678
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
one of the animals un alived in my arms. and there were 15 small children chasing after me in the monkey showcase, the were all unsupervised. idk how they got there. SHEEP THEY FOUND ME. HEEEEEEELLLLLLPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!
Written 12 March 2024
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Abby K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Not only is it the most expensive zoo I've been to, but they try to get as much money from you while you're here. My son is allergic to pretty much all the food we could buy at the zoo, so we brought a cooler with food for him to eat at lunch as well as a sippy cup with milk/breast milk for my other son to drink. We were told we couldn't bring it in and had to exit the zoo to eat lunch. This has not been an issue for us at any of the other major zoos we've been to.
Written 11 March 2024
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Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. First, let us say that we are truly sorry you had a less-than-ideal experience at the zoo. We always strive to give our visitors and our animals the best experiences possible and are displeased to hear we fell short in this regard. We would like to connect with you directly to get more feedback and try to ameliorate this. We’d like to ask that you please reach out to us at zoomiami@miamidade.gov. We hope to hear from you soon.
Written 19 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Satwinder K
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Web arrived around 11 am to find many areas closed or under construction. The signs were not very clear so make sure to grab a map.
Written 23 February 2024
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Hi Satwinder. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. First, let us say that we are truly sorry you had a less than ideal experience at the zoo. We always strive to give our visitors and our animals the best experiences possible and are displeased to hear we fell short in this regard. We would like to connect with you directly to get more feedback and try to ameliorate this. We’d like to ask that you please reach out to us at zoomiami@miamidade.gov. We hope to hear from you soon.
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carrie J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Amazing zoo, wonderful staff so kind. Clean and real Conservation work, this is the zoos you should support not roadside zoos.
Written 5 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on TripAdvisor to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LAC
85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a vey large, well laid out zoo with lots of animals in pretty large enclosures. Unfortunately, quite a few of the animals were absent or hiding (or on vacation?), but the majority were there. You can rent family bike carts if you want to save all the walking it requires. We allotted three hours before our flight home, but found ourselves rushing through the final continent, so give yourselves four hours if doing it all on foot. We also saw the critter show which was cute and showcased some birds and a serval.
Written 26 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your recommendation and review. We’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We would like to encourage you to please share your experience on TripAdvisor to help spread the word. Hope to see you at Zoo Miami again soon!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jerry O
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We visited yesterday while visiting from out of town. We are extremely active and spent approximately three hours walking the entire breadth of the zoo. By the time we were halfway through, we were struck by how many empty enclosures there were. Of those that were occupied, many had only one solitary animal. We were very dismayed.
Written 13 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. First, let us say that we are truly sorry you had a less than ideal experience at the zoo. We always strive to give our visitors and our animals the best experiences possible and are displeased to hear we fell short in this regard. We would like to connect with you directly to get more feedback and try to ameliorate this. We’d like to ask that you please reach out to us at zoomiami@miamidade.gov. We hope to hear from you soon.
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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