Zoo Miami

12400 S.W. 152nd St.
Miami, FL 33177- Map It
(305) 251-0400

AAA Editor Notes

Zoo Miami, 12400 S.W. 152nd St. (Coral Reef Dr.), is a cageless zoo where animals roam in settings similar to their natural habitats. The spacious exhibits cover the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia and North and South America with such inhabitants as koalas, chimpanzees, orangutans, elephants, Malayan sun bears and Cuban crocodiles. The Amazon & Beyond exhibit is home to toucans, river otters and jaguars. Winding paths lead visitors through exhibits of Asian animals and some 70 bird species. Also featured are Sumatran tigers, a gorilla family and an African plains habitat with a feeding station that allows visitors to hand-feed giraffes. Wildlife shows are presented daily in an amphitheater, and a children's zoo features a 20-minute presentation. Dr. Wilde's World showcases permanent and temporary exhibits. A tram traverses the zoo's 327 acres. Camel rides, safari cycles, animal encounters and behind-the-scenes tours are available. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.
$19.95; $15.95 (ages 3-12); $14.96 (ages 65+ with ID); $9.98 (military with ID). Tram tour $5.95. Camel rides $5.50. Giraffe or parrot feeding or rhino encounter $3.50. Wildlife carousel $2.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-5, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 9:30-5:30; last admission 90 minutes before closing. Aviary Mon.-Fri. 10-4:30, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 9:30-5. Carousel Mon.-Fri. 10-4:30, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5. Children's Zoo Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5. Mon. Dr. Wilde's World Mon.-Fri. 10:30-4:30, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5. Giraffe feeding daily 11-4. Parrot feeding daily noon-4. Rhino encounter daily 12:30-3. Tram tours Fri.-Sun. and holidays at 10:30, noon, 1:30 and 3. Phone ahead for program schedule. Closed Thanksgiving 3:30-5:30 and Christmas 9:30-noon.