Close Encounters

Horse Trainer for a Day

Come experience being a horse trainer and keeper. Learn what it takes to be a horse trainer and keeper in this two hour program. Your group will do everything from walking and training our horses to feeding and grooming them. Plus you will each get a one-of-a-kind t-shirt painted by our Shetland pony!

Horse Trainer For A Day - Cost

Members:
$100 for first person
$25 for each additional person
$35 Cancellation fee
Non-members:
$125 for first person
$30 for each additional person
$35 Cancellation fee

For more information, please call (305) 255-5551

Registration Information
  • Completed Registration form must be submitted with payment by fax, mail or email. Make checks payable to Zoological Society of FL (or ZSF).
Mail: Children's Zoo
Zoological Society of Florida
12400 SW 152 ST
Miami, FL 33177
Fax: 305-255-7126
 
 

Zookeeper for a Day

Spend a full day working alongside zookeepers as they care for the animals at Zoo Miami. Assist with feeding and exhibit maintenance, and learn how they identify and evaluate their animals everyday. Participants will gain an understanding and appreciation of the world's wildlife and the role Zoo Miami plays in efforts to conserve it.
Participant must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

Zookeeper For A Day - Availability & Cost

Offered Saturdays and Sundays
7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
$147 (plus tax) includes lunch and a Zookeeper t-shirt.

Advance notice required. For reservations, call the Group Sales Department at (305) 251-0400, ext. 84940.

 
 

Animal Painting Experience

Would you like to help create a one-of-a kind painting done by one of the animals from Zoo Miamiís Children Zoo? You will be able to select the colors used, have a private animal encounter, and receive a take home photo of the animal you choose.

Animal Painting Experience - Cost

Ferret:
$15 - 5 x 7 canvas
$25 - 8 x 10 canvas
$5 Photo CD
Horse:
$30 - 8 x 10 canvas
$40 - 12 x 12 canvas
$5 Photo CD

For more information, please call (305) 255-5551

Registration Information
  • Completed Registration form must be submitted with payment by fax, mail or email. Make checks payable to Zoological Society of FL (or ZSF).
Mail: Children's Zoo
Zoological Society of Florida
12400 SW 152 ST
Miami, FL 33177
Fax: 305-255-7126
 

Slumber Safari Sleepover (Formerly Zoo-Inns)

Zoo Inn

Select Fridays and Saturdays
6:30 PM - 9:00 AM
Join us for an unforgettable after-hours adventure as you spend the night at the Zoo! This fun-filled experience is available for adults and children ages 6 and up. So bring your scout groups, school groups, or just a group of friends to this one-of-a-kind sleepover!
Includes:
  • Pizza dinner
  • Personalized behind the scenes walking tour of select animal exhibits*
  • Evening snack
  • Indoors sleeping in an air-conditioned building
  • Light breakfast
  • Childrenís Zoo animal encounter and VIP experience
  • Souvenir**

*Program varies according to animal availability.
**NEW! Upgrade your souvenir to an exclusive Slumber Safari T-Shirt!

Overnight Fees

Group Size
(m
inimum of 15 people)
(maximum of 50 people)
Non-Member Rate
(per person)
Members Rate
(per person)
15 - 50 people:
$53.00 $48.00

30 day advance reservation required. For more information or to book a reservation, please call the Education Department at (305) 255-5551.