The Zoo Miami, also known as The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, covers around 750 acres of land and is the fifth largest zoo in the United States and the largest in entire Florida; they take a lot of care and put in a lot of effort to make the environment of the zoo as similar to the original environment of the species’ habitat. There are around 500 different species of animals including birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, and 1000 different species of trees in the zoo.
Entry Fee : The entry fee is $22.95 per person for adults, $18.95 per person for children, $36.95 for adult admission and food package, and $32.95 for children admission and food package. Free entry for members
Timings : The zoo is open from 10 am to 5 pm
Disability- Friendly : Wheelchairs are available at $8 for the entire day. Electronic Convenience Vehicles are also available at $30 for the entire day
Parking : Free
The 30 acre zoological park was established by Joseph DuMond in the year 1935 as an area for exhibition and study of 6 Java monkeys. The place stands by its tagline, "Where humans are caged and monkeys run wild!” Are you looking for some adventure? Then do go for the Rainforest Adventure Tour, which is $129.95 per person and lets you explore a 4 acre natural habitat filled with monkeys and there will be continuous shows to keep you entertained.
Entry Fee : The entry fee is $29.95 + tax for adults, for children it is $23.95 + tax. Entry is free for children below the age of 3. For senior citizens, it is $27.95 + tax
Timings : The park is open every day from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Disability- Friendly : Wheelchairs ark available for rent at the park
Miami Seaquarium, the 38 acre oceanarium, is located near downtown Miami. Though the park has a lot of marine mammals, fish, sharks, birds, reptiles, manatees, etc, however, the main attraction of the place is Lolita, the killer whale, who has been a part of all the changes that the place has gone through since 1970. The place has a wide variety of encounters, exhibits, and shows planned for you like Discovery Keys Shark and Stingray Interaction, Touch Pools, Dolphin Odyssey, Dolphin Encounter, Caribbean Flamingos encounter, Seal Swim, Penguin encounter, Sea Trek reef encounter, Rescue a reef, Penguin Isle, VIP Tours, Top Deck Dolphin, and many more exciting things.
Entry Fee : The general entry fee is $49.99 per person for adults and $39.99 per person for children. Entry is free for children below the age of 3. There are also platinum passes for $114.99 per person, a diamond pass for $94.99 per person, and an annual pass for 74.99 per person. There are separate group passes
Timings : The park is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily
Disability- Friendly : Wheelchairs are available for rent at the entrance of the park
Parking : Parking will cost you $10
The non-profit organization covers an area of around 5 acres and includes animals from 5 different continents. Are you looking for a thrilling experience with the wildlife? Safari Edventure is the place to be considered, it is home to animals like Kangaroos, Sloths, Lemurs, Fox, Monkeys, Fruit Bats, Alligators, Porcupines, Emus, Timber Wolves, Arctic Wolves, Snakes, Lizards, Tortoises, Mata Matas, etc.
Entry Fee : The entry fee for adults is $18 per person and that for children is $15 per person
Timings : The park is open from 10 am to 5 pm
Disability- Friendly : Wheelchairs are accessible at the park for free
Zoological Wildlife Foundation is an organization co-founded by Mario Tabraue and MariaTabraue, which is a zoo, preservation, and conservation unit. It aims to spread awareness about the preservation of the wildlife. Founded in 2001 towards the south of Miami, Zoological Wildlife Foundation arranges encounters with the rare and endangered animals, people can also contribute to the organization and also help some by adopting them. Inside the park resides a variety of species, including birds, mammals, primates, etc like African Crested Porcupine, American Alligator, Amur Leopard, Asian Small Clawed Otter, Brown Pelican, and many more.
Entry Fee : The fee depends on the tour that you are booking, there is no general admission price
Note: Cancelling the booking before 48 hours of the scheduled date will lead to a refund of the payment
Tickets : The park is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily
Jungle Island is an eco-adventure park on Watson Island that was opened in the year 1936 and has been mesmerizing its visitors with its streams and waterfalls and a whole lot of activities that people can enjoy in the lush greenery. The former Parrot Jungle is an 18 acre park that has a newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and a private beach, Joia Beach, where you can enjoy some amazing cocktails and dining areas with a picturesque view.
Entry Fee : The entry fee is $52.90 per person for adults and $38 per person for children. Entry is free for children below the age of 3
Timings : The park is open from 10 am to 5 pm daily
Disability- Friendly : Wheelchairs are available for $12 for the entire day
Parking : Parking will cost you around $10
These are some of the best zoos in Miami that you can definitely try visiting. Whether you are visiting these zoos with your school group or your family or friends, you will be able to get a lot of educational insights from these tours as well as will be having a fascinating time. We hope this article was helpful to you.
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