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Kid Friendly Zoos: Don’t miss Miami Metro Zoo

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Golden Lion Tamarin - Miami Metro Zoo

photo courtesy: www.miamimetrozoo.com

I’m sure there are thousands of kid friendly zoos all over this beautiful country, but everyone has their favorites…whether they have adventurous memories of going on safari, or trudging through the jungles of Africa, most zoos make it a point to give the animals as close to their natural environment as possible, and really try to cater to the kids, making their family trip a fun-filled kid friendly adventure. But Miami, I must say, really takes front and center when it comes to the newest environments for the animals.


And finding snippets of funny, cool, or just plain fun family and kid friendly posts across the web is a joy, especially when I find this kind of gem…

Travels with Children by minnemom wrote a great review of a super guidebook about zoos for families, and I couldn’t help but share this with you, because what kid doesn’t like zoos? In fact is there anyone who doesn’t enjoy visiting a zoo? I have many fond memories of visiting the Como Park Zoo in Minnesota as a kid, and this brought back memories.

Here’s a snippet of her notes,

America’s Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans & Families dispels this myth. With detailed entries about 60 zoos in the U.S., and “best of the rest” mentions of another 39, this isn’t just a zoo directory. The authors have a lifetime of zoo experience, and personally visited all of the zoos in this book. Because of this, they have been able to list specifics about each of the zoos highlighted in the book, including don’t-miss exhibits and animals that you won’t find in many other places. Click here to see the full review. –Thanks minnemom!

I love that she’s from a small town, and also that with four kids, she’s still pretty sane! Ha lol!

Anyway, great to see that we’ve got some direction for those of use who have the pleasure of choosing which zoo to take our kids on an adventure.

Also, minnemom wrote another great post about all kinds of zoos her family has visited, see the post here.

I did a search on our site with the word “zoo” and came up with lots of choices, check out these selections, CLICK HERE to see all the results.

Here’s one of them; and the best zoo in the country as far as I’m concerned.

Miami Metro Zoo; Miami’s Metro Zoo is fast becoming one of the best zoos in the nation. Its climate allows it to keep a wide variety of animals from Asia, Australia and Africa like no other zoo in the country. One of the first free-range zoos in the country, the exhibits are entirely cage-less. Animals are grouped according to their geographic territory and animals that live together peacefully in the wild are placed in exhibits together.

See the rest of this post here to get ideas about a fun kid friendly family beach vacation in Miami/ Miami Beach

Here’s a few fabulous kid friendly family resorts and kid friendly hotels in the Miami area;

1 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139 US Map It

Picture yourself immersed in 16,000 square feet of spa luxury or dining at the only beachfront restaurant on South Beach. … more
6801 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141 US Map It
Canyon Ranch Miami Beach provides an integrative approach to wellness by providing an unparalleled level of unique, customized experiences and personalized … more
4401 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140 US Map It
Fontainebleau welcomes you to 22 spectacular oceanfront acres in the heart of Miami Beach. … more
Sanctuary Hotel
1745 James Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139 US Map It
The Sanctuary is the center of swank with luxe amenities and a ‘sceney’ restaurant that are at the top of the scale. … more
6701 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141 US Map It
The Deauville Beach Resort is located five miles north of South Beach, and approximately 13 miles from Miami International Airport. … more
Be sure to check out the Miami Metro Zoo while there, and also leave us a comment if you’ve already been there…share with us of your kid friendly zoo adventures…we’d love to hear about them!
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