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Animal Attractions in Miami Florida
Beaches in Miami
If you are bringing your dog with you then you will definitely want to check out Haulover Beach and Hobie Beach also known as Windsurfer Beach. Both have a schedule for when dogs can be on the beach and have a dog park. Haulover Beach has a wonderful dog park, but be aware that this is a clothing optional beach.
If you are not bringing your furry friend then you could still go to the dog beaches, but you may also enjoy the other check a few of the many other beaches in Miami such as: Bal Harbour Beach, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Beach, and Crandon Beach.
This beach doesn't lack in beauty or scenery and also offers plenty of activities. There are walking and bicycle trails winding through native vegetat
A bit north of Miami Beach's main beach stretch, Bal Harbour Beach is a quiet stretch of sand sharing space with luxury condominiums and five-star hot
Crandon Beach is one of Miami's greatest park treasures. A beautiful, sprawling campus of beaches and amenities, Crandon Park is more than a beach. At
The park regularly hosts kite-making workshops and sells kites to fly in a big grassy area facing Biscayne Bay. There's a tennis center, golf course a
Just off of the Rickenbacker Causeway, en route to the serene natural paradise of Key Biscayne, is the preeminent place for windsurfing in Miami.Hobie
Everglades Alligator Farm
The Everglades Alligator Farm offers air-boat tours and live shows every hour showcasing alligators and snakes. The Farm opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. The Farm charges $23 for farm, air-boat ride and shows for adults and $15.50 for children. For Farm only admission the Farm charges $15.50 for adults and $10.50 for kids.
The Miami Seaquarium plays host to eight different marine animal shows and presentations featuring the famous Lolita (the Killer Whale) as well as Flipper(the TV superstar). The Miami Seaquarium also has bottle-nose dolphins, Sea Lions, crocodiles, a stingray touch pool,Salty's Pirate Playground, and friendly Manatees. There is also a dolphin interaction program and a Sea Trek Reef Encounter where you can get up close and personal with the animals. The gates open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. The Miami Seaquarium charges adults $41.95 and children ages 3-9 $31.95.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark and was built by James Deering in the 1910s during the Gilded Age. Present day the European-inspired estate includes a main house complete with historic art and furniture, a full 10 acres of gardens, a hardwood hammock (native forest), a village, and a Vizcaya Cafe and Shop. The estate is open on all days except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For admission the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens charge Adults $18, Child ages 6 to 12 are $6, Children 5 and under are free, Seniors 62 and older with ID are $12, if you are in a wheel chair you get a discounted admission of $10, and if you are a student make sure to bring you ID for a reduced admission price of $10. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens also have audio tours available for guests to purchase in many different languages.
Zoo Miami is a 340-acre zoo with more than 2,000 animals such as: koalas, flamingos, toucans, gorillas, cheetahs, eagles, monkeys, elephants, and many more. The zoo also has many exhibits like there 27-acre Amazon and Beyond, the Samburu Giraffe Feeding Station, Humpy's Camel Rides, Kaziranga Camp Rhino Encounter, and many more. Zoo Miami charges $15.99 for anyone over the age of 13, $11.95 for anyone aged 3-12, and anyone under 3 gets in free. The zoo also does not charge for parking.
Jungle Island may look a bit like the zoo at first glance, but it offers experiences that the zoo does not such as: the chance to hold and cuddle baby lemurs, play at aqua park a floating amusement park of water rides, be a teacher for a day to an Orangutan (you get to teach your Orangutan memory games on an iPad), and enjoy shows with many different animals. Admission for Adults (Ages 11-61) $34.95, Seniors (Ages 62+) $32.95, Children (Ages 3-10) $26.95, and Children (Ages 0-2) are free. Encounters are an additional fee the lemur encounter is $79.95 per adult and $71.95 per child ages 6-10 while the teacher for a day is $180 for adults. Jungle Island is open from 10 am-7 pm most days, but make sure to call ahead or check online before going because their times do changes.
Monkey Jungle's motto is "explore monkey jungle where where humans are caged and monkey run wild". Monkey Jungle has hundreds of exotic monkeys from South America, Asia and Africa. Monkey Jungle opens daily at 9:30 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Adults are charged $29.95 for admission, children (3-9) $23.95, and seniors (65 and older) $24.95.
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- Everglades Alligator Farm
Everglades Alligator Farm is located next to Everglades National Park between Miami and Key Largo. Our wild tours through the everglades have made Everglades Alligator Farm famous for over 30 years!
- Miami Seaquarium
The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States and is located near downtown Miami. Founded in 1955, it is the oldest oceanarium in the United States.
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens - Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya, now named the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida.
- Zoo Miami
The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, branded and commonly known as Zoo Miami, formerly known as Miami MetroZoo, is the largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, and the only tropical zoo in the United States.
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Jungle Island is an interactive zoological park where you can meet some of nature's most amazing creatures.
- Welcome to Monkey Jungle
Monkey Jungle is a 30-acre wildlife park established in 1933 for the exhibition and study of endangered monkeys in semi-natural habitats. Many projects have been conducted at the park, which is a tourist attraction in the Miami, Florida area.
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