Zoo Miami (Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens)
A pair of wild giraffes on a walk at Zoo Miami
A pair of wild giraffes on a walk at Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami (Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens) Tours and Tickets

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Thanks in part to its subtropical climate (which allows for large swathes of natural habitat), Miami’s zoo is one of the best in the country, filled with a variety of animals from Asia, Australia, and Africa. More than 200 species roam the cageless exhibits, separated from visitors by cleverly-designed moats.

  • 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, Florida, 33177

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Q:How long is the walk around Zoo Miami?
A:Zoo Miami is home to four miles (6.4 kilometers) of walkways. Visitors can explore by walking or joining a tram tour. Most visitors plan to spend four to five hours exploring Zoo Miami. However, it is possible to spend an entire day walking around Zoo Miami.
Q:What is the best time to visit the Zoo Miami?
A:The best time to visit Zoo Miami is in the morning when it opens at 10am. By arriving then, you avoid the afternoon heat and see animals when they're active. When afternoon temperatures peak, animals can be less active. If possible, choose a weekday over a weekend to avoid crowds.
Q:Do you have to make reservations for Zoo Miami?
A:No, reservations are not required for Zoo Miami. However, booking Zoo Miami tickets ahead of time ensures that there is availability on the day you want to visit. Making reservations also allows you to skip the lines once you arrive at Zoo Miami. Children age 2 and younger enter free.
Q:Is Zoo Miami worth it?
A:Yes, Zoo Miami is worth it. This attraction is home to more than 2,500 animals and offers educational opportunities throughout. With four miles (6.4 kilometers) of walkways, a tram tour, and nearly 400 different animal species, Zoo Miami is a top attraction for animal lovers in south Florida.
Q:Is parking free at Zoo Miami?
A:Yes, parking is free and plentiful at Zoo Miami. Some visitors choose to reserve zoo admission tickets online ahead of time, but pre-booked reservations are not required for parking. Park in any free space when you arrive at Zoo Miami.
Q:Can you take food to Zoo Miami?
A:No, you cannot take food inside Zoo Miami. Exceptions include one water bottle per guest, baby formula, baby bottles, and individual snack portions for kids. You can store food with the receptionist at Zoo Miami. When you're ready to eat, retrieve your food and utilize picnic tables outside the zoo.