Zoo Miami, formerly known as the Miami Metrozoo, is home to over 2,000 animals on 740 acres of land. At least forty of the animals are endangered species. At this unique Florida zoo, animals are in large, open-air exhibits. The zoo also has over 1,000 species of trees, palms and other plants. Zoo Miami offers a Diego Meet and Greet, Critter Corner and Meet the Zookeeper throughout the day. For a small fee, camel rides and a wildlife carousel are located in the zoo.
The zoo is divided into different sections. Asian River life offers Asian river otters, clouded leopards and Asian water monitors among waterfalls, tropical mist and the sounds of wild Asia. Komodo dragons are houses at the Falcom Batchelor Komodo Dragon Encounters. These dragons are almost ten feet long and up to 300 pounds. In Amazon and Beyond, guests will see over 600 animals. Animals you will see in this area are giant river otters, jaguars, harpy eagles, anaconda and more. Australian exhibits are home to such animals as koala, crocodile, red kangaroo and more. African exhibits has zebra, ostrich, gazelle, giraffes and more. Dr. Wilde’s World offers an indoor discovery area.
The zoo offers a monorail to get around the zoo. It has four stops and you can see many of the animals on the ride. For a fee, you can rent Safari Cycles. These cycles are available in two sizes and can accommodate up to eight people. Asia or Africa Safari Trams are available complete with narration. Trams tours charge a fee.
Where Can I Find Coupons & Discounts for Zoo Miami?
The Miami zoo offers a group discount starting at ten people. The larger the group, the higher the discount. The discount runs from 10% - 25%.
AAA member can receive $1 off regular admission prices for four people. Proper ID is needed.
Miami-Dade County employees can receive a $4 off adults and $2 off child’s regular admission prices.
A Military discount of 25% off regular admission prices on up to four tickets is available with proper ID.
A Senior discount of 25% off the regular adult admission price is offered with ID.
Travel agents can receive a 10% discount on up to four people at Zoo Miami.
Tour operators and motor coach operators can receive 10% off with advance notice of their visit.
Get one FREE adult zoo ticket with the purchase of on adult zoo ticket when you buy We Bought A Zoo blue-ray disk. Bring original proof of purchase from the back of the movie box along with the coupon at the aza.org website. See coupon for more information. Good thru 6/30/12.
Get one half-price zoo ticket with the purchase of one adult zoo ticket when you purchase a Zookids fishing product. Original UPC code must be shown as well as the coupon from the aza.org website. See coupon for more details. Good until 9/30/12.
Zoo Miami participates in the Smithsonian Museum Day. More information on this can be found at their website.
The 2011 Entertainment book has coupons for the Metro Miami Zoo for 15% off.
Zoo Miami sometimes offers a coupon code to get tickets online at a discounted rate.
For three years in a row Lion Country Safari, Miami Sequarium, Museum of Discovery and Science and Zoo Miami have offered a Summer Savings Pass. This pass allows unlimited admission to all four attractions through the summer months for one fee.
If you are visiting a number of attractions, check out the Go Orlando or Go Miami Card. Purchasers of this card can pay one price depending on the number of days they wish to visit attractions. They can then choose from about 35 attractions to get into FREE.
Some hotels in the area, such as the Holiday Inn Express in Kendall, offer a package that includes discounted tickets to Zoo Miami.
News of the zoo in Miami’s events or specials can be found on their Facebook or Twitter page, on the zoo’s website or in zoo literature.
Florida attraction maps and brochures often have a coupon for the Miami zoo in them. These can be found at tourist information centers, hotel lobbies, grocery stores and mass transit areas.
Memberships are available and can save you money if you go to the zoo at least a few times. Memberships include FREE unlimited admission to the Miami zoo, six Buddy pass for 20% off, FREE or discounted admission to over 100 zoos and aquariums throughout the United States, discounted admission to many South Florida museums and attraction, discounts on gift shops, food and beverages, rentals and educational programs.