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Miami - Dade Zoological Park and Gardens - Attractions in Miami

Zoo Miami is one of Miami's prime attractions, which draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. It has thousands of animals on 740 acres of land, and in its 5 miles of trails. With its fascinating animals from all over the world, tropical flora and fauna and a hundred spectacular exhibits, Zoo Miami is one the best zoos in the country, and a blast to visit. It is entirely free-range which means that all of its exhibits don't use cages, and the habitats are as close as possible to the wild animals' natural habitat.

Zoo Miami is a great place to visit year-round, but is ideal during the winter and spring months when the weather is temperate and dry. This makes it much easier to explore the zoo's exhibits and the animals. But in the summer too, there is plenty of shade and foliage to keep you cool. The park is open 365 days a year from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. On Thanksgiving Day, it is open from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Christmas day; it is open from noon until 5:30 pm.

Miami Metrozoo- Atractions in Miami

Zoo Miami the really really wild side of Miami

Zoo Miami admission rates are $15.95 for adults and $11.95 for children ages 3 to 11. Children under 3 get in for free, as do annual membership holders. Wheelchairs, strollers, wagons, and motorized wheelchairs are all available for rent. Zoo Miami is huge; so many people like renting safari cycles which can accommodate up to three adults and two children and cost $22 for two hours. There are also larger cycles for six adults and two children that cost $32. To see an aerial view of the zoo, you can hop on the zoo's monorail which costs $3 for an all day pass.

To discover the Asia and Africa sections in further detail you can check out the Safari Tram Tours which cost $4.95 per person. There are various dining options in Zoo Miami such as the Pink Flamingo, the Carousel Café, and the Oasis Grille. There are many par rules that are enforced which prohibit bringing in pets, food, radios, skateboards, bicycles, fireworks, balls and Frisbees. Feeding the animals is not allowed unless it is specifically stated, like in the petting zoo area.

Zoo Miami is located on Zoo Boulevard, and is easily accessible from Miami Beach, the Florida Keys and Coconut Grove. Visitors can also take public transportation to the zoo by embarking on the Coral Reef Max bus from Metrorail's Dadeland South Station. Zoo Miami offers significant discounts for certain groups. Senior citizens over 65, with a proper ID for example get 25 percent off their entry fee. Military personnel also get 25 percent off their admission fee for up to four tickets. Travel agents with a proper ID get 10 percent off for up to four tickets as well. All Miami Dade employees can get $4 off up to four adult tickets and $2 off for child tickets.

Miami Metrozoo- Atractions in Miami

Zoo Miami, fun for the kids, fun for the family

Zoo Miami is a fabulous zoo worth visiting if you're in Miami and it's a fun time for the whole family. Zoo Miami admission fees are reasonably priced especially compared to other Miami attractions. To save on the zoo and all Miami attractions, think of purchasing a Go Miami card which grants you free entry into the zoo, and deep discounts to other places in Miami. To save on tickets, you can also purchase them online on the Miami Zoo website.

No matter who you're with, you are guaranteed to have a blast in Miami. If you're visiting with your family, there are tons of activities geared towards children that they will adore. For example, there's the Carousel ride for $2, the ride a camel for $5, and souvenir pictures with the Nick Jr's Diego at the Diego Meet and Greet that goes on daily at the Amazon and beyond exhibit. Groups will also have a blast in the zoo and they can get discounts off of their admission fees: 10 percent off for 10-20 people, 15 percent for 21 to 50 people, 20 percent for 50 to 100 people, and 25 percent for a 100 or more people.

Miami Metrozoo- Atractions in Miami

Zoo Miami, explore your wild side

Zoo Miami has little to envy from other zoos as it homes a variety of wild animals in their natural habitats. With 740 acres of land, 2 000 animals and over 500 species, a visit to the zoo promotes a fun learning experience which seeks to promote appreciation for the world's wildlife to help conserve it for future generations.

The vast terrain also offers fun spots for children to play in the parks and with replicas of the animals. Take a ride on the train to explore the zoo and see the different habitats from a different angle or enjoy the animal shows and over 100 exhibits. You will also have the opportunity to encounter over 40 endangered species in an environment surrounded by over 1000 trees, palms, and other plants.

In July 4th, 2010, the Miami Metrozoo celebrated its 30th anniversary with a name change. The Zoo Miami continues to promise new fun exciting exhibits alongside the Zoological Society of Florida.

Miami Metrozoo- Atractions in Miami

Park hours:

Zoo Miami is open 365 days a year.
Open from 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM


12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: (305) 251-0400
Fax: (305) 378-6381

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