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Review of Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami
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US$ 24.57*
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Zoo Miami General Admission with Monorail and...
Ranked #14 of 367 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Zoo is huge and some of the exhibits are far away. In the heat of the day its too far to walk. There is a train shuttle that takes you to some of the park. The guys running the train are very helpful and friendly.

The Zoo could use more animals and a wider variety of animals. For the size of the park there is a scarcity of animals to see and many of the exhibits seem unfinished. Also when paying to go in make sure you have whatever vouchers you are going to use ready. Staff didn't seem very friendly about telling a family the cheapest way to get in and the best way to utilize their coupons. It seemed that staff in the kiosks were hot wired to charge the maximum price.

Also restaurant at front just inside was expensive for what you get..... especially for families.

2  Thank josephfrancis77
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

It's a must go place while you are in Miami with kids. The place is Very well maintained and an attraction for your younger ones. It must be in your Miami 'to do' list. The feeding part is a good experience for the city dwellers.
My family loved it.

Thank ankit k
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Visited the Zoo Lights event for the first time. Unfortunately was quite disappointed. The entire event, (which is half the cost of a daytime admission for the whole zoo), is located only in the front entrance of the zoo. The entire event can be seen in under an hour, as the only animal exhibits open are the tigers, everglades area, and the indoor glass displays inside Dr. Wilde's World. The trail just past the entrance is barricaded off, and unlit. The Snowman's River Ride was a disappointment as well. There was not much change from the Lostman's River Ride during the day. The zoo could have made more of an effort and included animatronic displays during the boat ride and more decor, but it was extremely lacking with dollar store quality displays. There were no animal shows during the evening. The lights on the walking trails were nice, as was the computerized light show synchronized to music. Not an event I would run back to.

3  Thank MrMiamiExplorer
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The zoo is very big so it’s best to rent a quadricycle to see it all. The monorail is an option but it’s hard to see the animals from it. We walked and were exhausted. They have poles with buttons to press for a short misting. Go in the morning when the animals are more active before the heat of the day. Good variety of animals separated by different parts of the world: Asian, Australian, African, Amazon and Florida Everglades. They’ve tried to make the habitats as genuine as possible and there were few cages. Open 10 to 5 with a 25% off senior discount. They check your ID. Overpriced vending machines and it seemed like it cost extra to do almost anything extra. Still a great way to spend the day if it’s not too hot.

Thank Polly O
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Miami zoo is a beautifully maintained zoo. However, many times I've visited, I haven't seen animals in their prospective areas. The zoo is quite large, so I recommend doing only certain areas at a time and coming back a second time to do other areas. Planning is key to visiting here. The food is a but pricey and not that tasty...therefore, I recommend packing a lunch and plenty of water.

1  Thank Janin E
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