Critter Connection is a special place designed to connect people with wildlife. Guests can get up close and personal with different small animals, and even meet a few they've never heard of before!
Inside Critter Connection, you may notice a rather oddly shaped structure appropriately named, the Wacky Barn. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., it is home to a few familiar barnyard animals. Kids can grab a brush or curry comb and groom one of the goats or sheep, or watch the keepers demonstrate trained animal behaviors with the horses.
For more educational fun, families can check out Animal Tales, special presentations that feature native and exotic wildlife. Presentations introduce audiences to our various animal ambassadors and connects them with the sometimes underappreciated roles these animals have in their home environments! These presentations take place every day at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and even give kids the opportunity to meet animals in close encounters!
Kids are sure to love the Meerkat exhibit, where they can observe these critters scramble for a mixture of grubs and crickets during their daily feeding at 11 a.m. Keepers will share details and answer any questions about our awesome family of meerkats.
Stop by our Camel Feeding at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. to feed our camels some of their favorite green treats, or head over to the Wildlife Carousel from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take one of the handcrafted endangered animals for a spin.
If your adventure at Critter Connection worked up your appetite, grab something to munch on at the snack bar, where you can enjoy hot dogs, burgers, popcorn, chicken fingers, fries and more. If you worked up a sweat with that appetite, the Miami ICE shop offers more than 20 different flavors of ICEE that can be mixed to create your own flavor!