There is never a dull moment at Zoo Miami!
Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station
Walk up a wooden platform and come face-to-face with these amazing animals as they wrap their 18-inch tongue around the food you have in your hand. It’s a feeling that doesn’t come too often in one’s lifetime.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$5 per feed; $12 per basket of feed
Come and see our beautiful Dromedary camels in the Children's Zoo and get to interact with them by giving them some green treats!
11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.
$5 per feed
Wings Down Under: A Parrot Feeding Adventure
This free-flight, 1,656-square-foot aviary houses over 300 brightly colored birds - including cockatiels, parakeets, and rosellas - all parrots native to Australia. Upon arrival, guests will be surrounded by the sounds of the birds chirping and singing in the aviary’s peaceful environment encircled with a landscape inspired by the Australian Outback. The friendly birds will fly and perch on visitors’ arms or hands (and sometimes heads) in order to nibble on the treats. In addition to being a fun exhibit, Wings Down Under: A Parrot Feeding Adventure, is a learning experience. Zoo staff is available at the site to answer any questions and educate the public about the birds’ habitat and behaviors, as well as issues, concerns and challenges facing birds in the wild.
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$3.00 per feed
Kaziranga Camp Rhino Encounter
You haven’t lived until you have fed our huge Greater one-horned Indian rhino. Watch him step up to you, open his enormous mouth and gladly take food from your hand with his prehensile lip. His noisy chewing is a treat to behold, and after swallowing, he will open his mouth asking for more. He will even let you rub his horn! This is a not-to-be-missed encounter.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
$5 per person (feed or other type of encounter)
For an aerial view of Zoo Miami’s beautiful canopy and a means of transportation, board our air-conditioned monorail. With four convenient stops throughout the zoo, this is a great and confortable way to get from one area of the zoo to another.
10:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
$4 per person for an all-day pass
Safari Tram Tours
This narrated tour of Asia and Africa along the public walkway will provide an entertaining and relaxing experience with fascinating information about the zoo's animal collection. Tours are subject to weather conditions.
Departure times are 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Main Entrance.
Weekends and Holidays Departure times are 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. from the Main Entrance.
$5.95 plus tax per person.
Tickets must be purchased at the ticket booths.
Wildlife Carousel (closed for maintenance from Jan 17 - 20)
The Zoo Miami Wildlife Carousel is a 36-foot, wooden carousel, reminiscent of the hundreds of wooden carousels built across the country during the "golden age" of carousels (1885- 1925). It features 30 hand-carved, custom-made animals and two chariots. Many of the animals represent endangered species, including a cheetah, rhinoceros and baby gorilla.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$2 per person
Wildlife Show at The Sami Family Amphitheater
Want to hear a parrot drop bombs, bark like a Chihuahua, and make other hysterical human and animal sounds? Any desire to watch cheetahs be spot-trained so they can become Zoo Miami goodwill ambassadors?* Well then, come to the Sami Amphitheater and watch this engaging show that will make you laugh, ooh, and ahh!
*Animals presented are subject to change without notice.
11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
Animal Encounter at the Children’s Zoo
Learn about small animals presented by the Children’s Zoo keepers. These interesting talks and activities will capture everyone’s attention and teach visitors about native and non-native species.
11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Meet the Zookeeper
A great way to see our animals in action! At these zookeeper talks (located at the animals’ respective exhibits), you can witness our animals eating their favorite treats and learn about them from their keepers. It's the perfect opportunity to ask the questions you've always wanted answered about your favorite animal.
*Weekends and Holidays
First, there was the Mod Squad. Then, the Geek Squad. And now, there is none other than the
Zoo Squad! Meet and greet these wonderful characters - Gigi the giraffe, Kaz the rhino, and Pio the red-billed oxpecker – they will delight you with their charm, unique personalities, lovable looks, and good work!