Zoo Miami is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida and the only sub-tropical zoo in the continental United States. With over 300 developed acres, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals living in large open-air exhibits that approximate the animals’ natural habitats and provide guests the feel of a safari, with lush, tropical, open-air exhibits replicate our animals’ natural habitats and allow guests to enjoy beautiful and endangered wildlife at a safe, yet remarkably close range.

Zoo Miami Details

There are five main exhibit sections in the zoo: Florida: Mission Everglades, Asia, Africa, Amazon and Beyond, and Australia. The zoo’s main entry includes an entryway canopy structure, conjoining ticket booths, and an adjacent American flamingo exhibit.

The animals are grouped according to their geographic territories, with species that live together peacefully in the wild placed in exhibits together here at the zoo. The trees, foliage, and even the soil are matched as closely as possible to the native habitats of the animals.

An air-conditioned monorail system loops around the zoo’s premises, providing both an aerial view of the zoo and a convenient way to move between sections. The monorail system has four stations, each found throughout the zoo. Narrated tram rides and guided tours are given daily.

  • Trek through Asia to see Asian River Otters, Komodo Dragons, and Bengal Tigers
  • Hike the African Plains and see Giraffes, Zebras, and Lions
  • Walkabout Australia and observe Koalas and Kangaroos
  • Special exhibits include the largest Asian aviary in the western hemisphere
  • Wilde’s World, an indoor gallery of discovery, and Amazon and Beyond, a 27-acre tropical American exhibit showcasing Giant River Otters, Jaguars, Harpy Eagles, and Anacondas
  • Up close and personal with animal feedings including Giraffe feedings, Camel feedings, Parrott feedings, and Rhino encounters

Asian exhibit: The zoo’s Asian exhibit features dozens of animals. The multi-leveled Asian Riverlife Experience replicates both the appearance and surrounding of an Oriental river brook. Guests can also see the zoo’s Asian Elephants or get close to an Indian Rhino at the Camp Rhino Encounter.

Africa exhibit: The African section of the zoo offers animals from different locations in Africa. Visitors can get eye-to-eye with and feed giraffes at the Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station for a small fee, watch a pygmy swim, and check out elephants, rhinos, and zebras.

Australia exhibit: The Australian habitat showcases specimens from throughout the region of Oceania. Zoo Miami recently celebrated the birth of a baby Koala, who was actually born in 2019, but only emerged from its mother’s pouch on January 8, 2020. The baby koala was named Hope in light of the recent fires that devastated Australia.

Amazon and Beyond exhibit: Situated in the northwest corner of the zoo, the Amazon and Beyond exhibit has 27 acres dedicated to the flora and fauna of Central and South America, and is sub-divided into four distinct areas: Village Plaza, Cloud Forest, Amazon Flooded Forest, and Atlantic Forest.

Guests can also enjoy daily wildlife shows, a children’s zoo, camel rides, giraffe and pelican feedings, meet-the-Zookeeper presentations, tram tours, family safari cycles, an elevated monorail, water play areas, and many interactive exhibits making Miami’s Dade County, Zoo Miami a unique experience for all ages.

For an aerial view of Zoo Miami, hop on our air-conditioned Monorail. With four convenient stops throughout the Zoo, the Monorail is a great way to see and learn about our animals. With the Monorail Pass you can ride all day!

General Admission Prices: 

Adult (13+) $24.56
Child (3-12) $20.28
Children 2 & under FREE
Zoo Members FREE
Parking FREE

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  • Zoo Miami is open every day of the year
  • Entrance gates & ticket booths close at 3:30 pm on weekdays and 4 pm on weekends
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday-Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
    Saturday-Sunday: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Voucher is not redeemable for cash
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