Open Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Last ticket sold at 4:00 PM

Know Before You Visit


In accordance with the Mayor’s Executive Order and in aligning with other attraction type businesses in Miami-Dade County, Zoo Miami will be closed until further notice, beginning Saturday, July 4th.

Though it is disappointing to have to close on what happens to be the 40th Anniversary of Zoo Miami, the health and well-being of the community that we serve is the most important priority when it comes to any decisions regarding the operations of the zoo and the guests that we are privileged to welcome.  Celebrations can be cancelled, one’s health cannot.

Zoo Miami is committed to abiding by all of the recommendations of the CDC and Miami-Dade County’s “New Normal” to help ensure that our community is doing everything possible to recover from this precedent-setting pandemic.  Please rest assured that the animals that call the zoo home will continue to be well cared for and that we look forward to the day when we can welcome guests back safely.  Until then, be safe and stay healthy! 



  • Limited daily capacity.
  • All Zoo Miami team members and volunteers will be required to wear face coverings while working. Employees working with guests will have their temperature checked daily before their work shift.
  • Minimum of 6 foot spacing in lines (Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20).
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located throughout the zoo (Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 23-20).
  • 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.

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces have taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, our other Guests, and Staff.  You must follow all posted instructions while visiting any of our locations.   

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that older adults and persons with underlying medical conditions have an increased risk of severe illness and are especially vulnerable,  but everyone is potentially at risk for contracting the disease.   

By visiting this public space you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. 

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Purchase tickets online


Members are free but will need to make a reservation online

Summer Savings Passholders (SSP) need to make a reservation online

  • Tickets can be purchased for up to 10 guests per transaction (Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20). Groups of more than 10 are discouraged, therefore discounts for groups of more than 10 are not currently offered.
  • Guests and members that need to make changes to their tickets should contact or 305-251-0400, ext. 0, 24 hours before their scheduled visit date.
  • Guests ages 2 and older are required to wear a CDC recommended face-covering to enter Zoo Miami, at all times both indoors and outdoors, effective July 2nd (Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20 and 23-20).
  • Masks will be available onsite for purchase at various price points, while supplies last. Masks are available online today at
  • One-way pathways where social distancing cannot be easily practiced have been created at the following locations (Miami-Dade County’s Moving To A New Normal Handbook, page 21, section IIIa.):
    • Amazon and Beyond
    • Critter Connection
    • Florida: Mission Everglades
  • Rent safari cycles, strollers, wheelchairs, and motorized scooters online at Limited quantities will be available.
  • Due to Emergency Order 26-20 the following indoor exhibits are closed
    • Wings of Asia
    • Australia
    • Clouded Forest
    • Flooded Forest
  • Indoor buildings (including the gift shop) will be open at 50% capacity. Guests ages 2 and older are required to wear a face-covering to enter any indoor building (Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20 and 23-20).
  • The following experiences are currently closed:
    • Animal feedings
    • Playgrounds
    • Rides (carousel, Lostman’s River Boat Rides, paddle boats)
    • Monorail
    • Tram tours 
    • Wacky Barn
    • Waterplay areas
    • Zookeeper talks and presentations
  • No outside food is permitted inside the zoo. Reusable water bottles are encouraged and guests can refill them throughout the zoo.
  • Food concession stands will be open. Seating areas at these locations placed at a minimum of 6 feet apart to allow for social distancing.
  • Parking is free.


Where should you go for more information on COVID-19?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the best resource for useful, factual, and up-to-date information on the virus.


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