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Discounts for Miami attractions: Zoo, seaquarium & more

If you’re ready to get back out there and start going places, enjoy Miami’s lovely attractions at a discount. 

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Deering Estate

The historic Deering Estate has Buy-One-Get-One Free general admission for a limited time. That comes to $15 for two adults and $7 for two children age 4-14.

The estate, at 16701 SW 72nd Ave., is offering visitors the chance to enjoy the open space, wildlife viewing, bay vistas and self guided-museum access. If you’re interested in buying tickets, this offer is available through Aug. 31, 2021.

Can’t make it to the estate within the next few months? No problem. You can still make good use of this promotion – just buy now and use later! The tickets are good for one-day admission through March 31, 2022. 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Admission at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables typically costs $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors, $15.95 for students, and $11.95 for children age 6-17. But there are some special offers.

AAA Discount – AAA members get $2 off regular adult admission.

Eco-Discount – Visitors who walk, ride a bike or take public transportation to Fairchild get $5 off the admission price for adults and $2 off the admission price for children.  

Military Discount – Active military personnel and veterans get free admission year-round. Fairchild also participates in the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to families of active military personnel from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

First Responders Discount – Active first responders (police and fire-rescue personnel) receive 50 percent off regular admission year-round. 

Culture Shock Miami – Fairchild participates in Culture Shock Miami, which offers discounted tickets for participating students age 13-22.

$15 Mondays at Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami just made it more affordable to visit this summer!

It has launched $15 Mondays, offering the reduced rate for you and yours through Sept. 27, 2021. (Of course, you must be available to visit on a Monday.)

You can pay just $15 (plus tax) per person but must purchase tickets ONLINE ONLY. Also, there’s a limited number of tickets available, so you have to act fast. This special promotion offers a significant discount from the regular price, which is $22.95 for adults and $18.95 for children age 3-12. (Admission is free for children age 2 and younger.) 

For more information, click here

Summer Savings Pass for 3 attractions

The Summer Savings Pass is a one-price deal good for entry to three South Florida attractions. That’s some savings!

This year’s pass costs $60 plus tax for adults and $50 plus tax for children (age 3 to 12) – and gets you unlimited visits from May 10-Aug. 31, 2021.

The pass is good for the following three South Florida attractions:

Zoo Miami 

Miami Seaquarium 

Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Palm Beach County

For more information on the Summer Savings Pass or any of the participating attractions, click here.

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About Melina

Melina I. De Rose is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. Melina has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. She also is editor of, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage. Contact her at

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