Park Rules

Park Rules

The Zoo Miami Security Department recommends that large groups bring cell phones or group two-way radios. This way, group members can easily contact each other.

In order to maintain a safe and fun-filled environment, visitors of all ages are expected to closely observe all of the rules.

  • Rule Number One:  ENJOY YOUR VISIT!
    The Zoo is a wonderful place to explore, learn, and relax.  Our few rules help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.
  • Be kind to the animals.  If you harass or do something intentionally to harm an animal you will be escorted out of the zoo.
  • Straws, balloons, skateboards, skates, bicycles, radios, glass containers, fireworks, balls, and frisbees are not permitted.
  • Sorry, no pets (guide animals are permitted).
  • No distribution of printed literature of any kind in or at the zoo.
  • Feeding animals is prohibited in all areas of the zoo unless specifically stated (pelican feeding area, petting zoo).  Our animals have scientifically formulated diets to ensure their health and well-being.  You may feed animals in those areas where feed is on sale from the zoo, but only and exclusively with the feed provided by the zoo.
  • For your safety and to help preserve our valuable plant and tree collection, please stay on the pathways.  Do not pick any plants or leaves.
  • Speak nicely.  Vulgar, profane or disrespectful language is not allowed.
  • Sorry, food and drinks cannot be brought into the Zoo.  Picnic tables outside the entrance are available for your use.
  • For the safety and comfort of our guests and animals, smoking is only permitted in designated areas.  These designated areas are conveniently located throughout the Zoo and are clearly marked.
  • *Please note that visitors to Zoo Miami may be photographed or video-taped during their visit.  Their likeness may be used for marketing, advertising or public relations purposes without compensation.

Have Fun and Enjoy Your Visit!