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  • Rentals

    For a cool way to see Zoo Miami, rent a Safari Cycle for the whole family and pedal your way around or rent a stroller, wheelch...

  • Activites

    Check out the activities going on at Zoo Miami

  • Events

    There's always something great going on at Zoo Miami!

  • Local Hotels

    Looking for a place to stay? We have a list of preferred hotel partners that all offer discounts to Zoo Miami.

Directions To Zoo Miami

Find Your Way

An easy day trip with family or friends, Zoo Miami is conveniently located off Florida Turnpike's Exit 18 on the way to other great points of interest in South Florida, including the Everglades and the Florida Keys. 

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 St.
Miami FL, 33177

(305) 251-0400

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Public Transportation

Zoo Bus: For schedules and fares, call Miami-Dade Transit at 305-770-3131 or click here.
As of July 2016, the public bus no longer stops at the zoo's main entrance during weekdays. The closest bus stop is on SW 124 Avenue and 152 Street, which is 2 miles (approx. 40 minutes walking) from the main entrance one way. Please contact us at 305-251-0400, ext. 0 or 305-278-4929 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a complimentary ride to the entrance. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.

Miami-Dade Transit offers public bus service into the Zoo on weekends and the six major holidays.   The service, via bus route 252, will be hourly between approximately 9 am and 6 pm. The six major holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  

Thank you to Falcon Charter Bus for their generous support of Zoo Miami Foundation and Zoo Miami's Bald Eagle habitat.



Zoo Rules
  • Rule Number One: ENJOY YOUR VISIT!:  The Zoo is a wonderful place to explore, learn, and relax.  Our few rules help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience. 

  • Be kind to the animals.  If you harass or do something intentionally to harm an animal you will be escorted out of the zoo. 

  • Crossing any barriers for any reason may result in prosecution.

  • Straws, balloons, skateboards, skates, bicycles, scooters, radios, glass containers, fireworks, balls, and frisbees are not permitted. 

  • Sorry, no pets.  Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome (While Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA).

  • Feeding animals is prohibited in all areas of the zoo unless specifically stated (camel, rhino, giraffe).  Our animals have scientifically formulated diets to ensure their health and well-being.  You may feed animals in those areas where feed is on sale from the zoo, but only and exclusively with the feed provided by the zoo. 

  • For your safety and to help preserve our valuable plant and tree collection, please stay on the pathways.  Do not pick any plants or leaves. 

  • Speak nicely.  Vulgar, profane or disrespectful language is not allowed. 

  • Sorry, food and drinks cannot be brought into the Zoo.  Picnic tables outside the entrance are available for your use.

  • No distribution of printed literature of any kind in or at the zoo. 

  • For the safety and comfort of our guests and animals, smoking is only permitted in designated areas.  These designated areas are conveniently located throughout the Zoo and are clearly marked.

  • Miami-Dade Parks and Open Spaces Rules and Regulations.

Please note that visitors to Zoo Miami may be photographed or videotaped during their visit.  Their likeness may be used for marketing, advertising or public relations purposes without compensation.

How Zoo Miami Is Keeping You Safe
  • Daily capacity.

  • Non-members are highly encouraged to purchase tickets online to control capacity and minimize touchpoints for entry. 

  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the zoo.

  • We will maintain our high standards of cleanliness and are adding additional measures such as cleaning high-touch surfaces throughout the day.

  • Safari cycles, strollers, wheelchairs, and motorized scooters will be sanitized after every use.

Find Your Way Around the Zoo

Explore our interactive map below to learn more about our exhibits here at Zoo Miami. Click on any orange circle marker to learn more about our animals!

Harpia harpyja

Harpy Eagle

Harpy Eagles are the largest South American eagle. They are powerful enough t...

Phoenicopterus ruber

American Flamingos

Flamingos live in large flocks of up to thousands of birds. Flamingos are col...

Crocodylus rhombifer

Cuban Crocodile

These critically endangered crocodilians only live on the island of Cuba!

Crocodylus intermedius

Orinoco Crocodile

Orinoco crocodiles are critically endangered in the wild. Zoo Miami is proud ...

Chelonoidis nigra

Galapagos Tortoise

Galapagos tortoises are the largest living tortoises, moving slowly at a rate...

Suricata suricata


While the family is out foraging, one or more meerkats will take on the duty ...

Tragelaphus derbianus

Giant Eland

Giant Eland are the largest of the eland species and have large twisted horns...

Tragelaphus eurycerus

Eastern Mountain Bongo

Bongo are a forest-dwelling antelope species native to Sub-Saharan Africa. Th...

Bos frontalis

Indian Gaur

The gaur is the largest species of wild cattle in the world. Gaurs possess st...

Ateles geoffroyi

Black-handed Spider Monkey

Black-handed spider monkeys spend the majority of their time up in the canopy...

Phascolarctos cinereus


Koalas are small tree-dwelling mammals who spend their entire day hanging ont...

Bubalus depressicornis

Lowland Anoa

One of the smallest wild cattle species, anoas are usually solitary but can b...

Tapirus indicus

Malayan Tapir

The only tapir species native to Southeast Asia!

Melursus ursinus

Sloth Bear

Sloth bears are an insectivorous bear species native to the Indian subcontine...

Pongo pygmaeus

Bornean Orangutan

Learn more about these great apes.

Panthera tigris sumatrae

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran tigers are only found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. They are ...

Nomascus leucogenys

White Cheeked Gibbon

These endangered primates are found in the canopy of tropical forests in Sout...

Symphalangus syndactylus


Siamangs move through the forest via brachiation. Their extra-long arms—with ...

Phacochoerus africanus


As their name suggests, warthogs have facial warts, three pairs to be exact: ...

Panthera onca


Jaguars are night stalkers that prefer to ambush their prey rather than chase...

Pteronura brasiliensis

Giant Otter

Giant river otters are the largest and most vocal (in terms of frequency and ...

Myrmecophaga tridactyla

Giant Anteater

The giant anteater has no teeth; instead it has a specialized narrow tongue a...

Critically Endangered

Black Rhino

Learn more about this critically endangered animal.

Equus grevyi

Grevy's Zebra

With its big head, large rounded ears, and erect bristly mane, the Grevy zebr...

Okapia johnstoni


Okapis are the only living relative of the giraffe, having similar physical c...

Tragelaphus angasii


Nyalas live in thickets, forest, open-thicket woodlands, grasslands, usually ...



Chimpanzees eat an extremely varied diet that includes fruit, leaves, flowers...

Critically Endangered

Lowland Gorilla

Western lowland gorillas live in troops ranging from 3 to 21 individuals.

Choeropsis liberiensis

Pygmy Hippopotamus

In order for pygmy hippos to maintain cool in the humid rainforest, they have...

Critically Endangered


Learn more about this antelope native to the Sahara.

Oryx leucoryx

Arabian Oryx

This antelope has a distinct shoulder bump, long, straight horns, and a tufte...

Cuon alpinus


Learn more about this Asian wild dog.

Hippotragus niger

Sable Antelope

The sable antelope is one of the most majestic antelopes.

Camelus bactrianus

Bactrian Camel

Learn about these animals are native to China and Mongolia, and critically en...

Camelus dromedarius

Dromedary Camel

Dromedary camels only have one hump on their back, and it is actually filled ...

Neofelis nebulosa

Clouded Leopard

The clouded leopard has flexible ankle joints which rotate backward which let...

Meet Gladys & Pip

Slender Horned Gazelle

These gazelles are endangered because they are hunted for their horns.

Crocuta crocuta

Spotted Hyena

Spotted hyenas have good hearing and sharp eyesight at night, both of which t...

Lycaon pictus

African Painted Dog

Learn more about these endangered African animals.

Panthera leo


Lions are the only cats to live in groups. These groups are called prides and...

Rhinoceros unicornis

Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros

Learn about this vulnerable species that resides in swamps and grasslands.

Elephas maximus

Asian Elephant

Our Asian elephants bring new meaning to the word "big personality." Like all...

Giraffa camelopardalis


Long-necked, long-legged and spotted, giraffes easily hold the record for the...

Feeding Time: 2pm

African Elephants

Known for their huge bodies, unique trunks, and long lives, elephants are the...


Purchase tickets online

Tickets that require a photo ID to receive a discount, such as military, reciprocal zoo members, senior citizens, etc., must be purchased onsite at the Ticketing Building. Due to limited capacity, we recommend that you arrive when the zoo first opens at 10 a.m. Guests that need to make changes to their tickets should contact or 305-251-0400, ext. 0, 24 hours before their scheduled visit date.