thirteen things to keep in mind when Visiting  MIami zoo

Duration required

Miami Zoo is a massive attraction, so it will take around five to six hours to see all the animals and cover all activities with kids. But for adults, Miami Zoo can be explored in three hours.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Miami Zoo is as soon as it opens at 10 am. The Zoo is not too crowded early in the morning, and the animals are still fresh and active.


Board the air-conditioned Monorail for an aerial view of Zoo Miami’s beautiful canopy and animals with four convenient stops. The service starts at 10.30 am and continues till 5.15 pm every day.

The Tram

The 45-minute Tram tour takes visitors along the public walkway on a narrated tour of Asia and African habitats. The Tram tour lets visitors relax even as they learn about the Zoo’s animal collection.

Animal feeding

The zoo has scheduled animal feedings throughout the day. Check the schedule to see when your favorite animals will be fed, and plan your visit accordingly.

Children’s Zoo

Miami Zoo has a special attraction called ‘Children’s Zoo’ built for the little explorers. Kids can ride the theme-park-style wildlife carousel and feed the animals at the Wacky Barn.

Beat the heat

No one wants to be in a Zoo in the blistering sun as the sweat and humidity take all the fun away. So be sure to bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Comfortable shoes

Miami Zoo comprises 740 acres, 346 of which are developed and houses the Zoo, so you'll be doing a lot of walking, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a better experience.

Take a break

Several restaurants and cafes inside the Miami Zoo offer various hot and cold dishes, snacks, and beverages. With all walking, taking a break to rest and recharge is recommended.

Book in advance

Booking the Miami Zoo ticket in advance can save a few Dollars per person on the ticket cost and time by skipping the long queue at the ticket counter.

Miami Zoo tickets

This Miami Zoo ticket gets you to explore everything inside. For additional experiences such as animal feeding etc., you must pay extra.