Zoo Miami is once again open, after a more than two-month closure.
The popular South Florida attraction is taking extra precautions – having all employees wear face coverings and implementing one-way pathways where necessary. Visitors must also wear face masks. Additionally, hand-sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the zoo.
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In order to keep crowds to a manageable size, zoo members and Summer Savings passholders must make reservations online, and nonmembers must purchase tickets online. NOTE: Groups of more than 10 people are not allowed.
Here’s a refresher of what you can see at the zoo:
- Florida Mission: Everglades – Featuring almost 60 species of animals found in the Everglades, such as roseate spoonbills, alligators, crocodiles and turtles.
- Amazon & Beyond – Central and South America come alive in the 27-acre exhibit where you can see more than 100 species found in those regions. Jaguars, anacondas, eagles and river otters await!
Aside from visiting these exhibit areas, you can stroll through the grounds and see colorful amphibians, giraffes (even though you can’t feed them), tigers and lions lounging in their open-air habitat, several varieties of monkeys swinging from trees, hippos and otters keeping cool in the water, elephants roaming and all kinds of snakes and other colorful reptiles.
It’s a lot to see and – although the monorail is closed – safari cycles are still available for rent and are a good option if you’d like to cover the grounds thoroughly. You can bring a water bottle from home and refill it at stations throughout the zoo.
Click here to review all the new regulations in place. Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. Call 305-255-5551.
Deering invites you to enjoy an ‘Evening by the Bay’
Enjoy an “Evening by the Bay,” courtesy of Deering Estate.
The historic Miami site is presenting an outdoors, after-hours experience along Biscayne Bay from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 and Dec. 23. Cost: Just $10 a person.
You can peruse the outdoor art installations, part of the Deering Spring Contemporary Projects, and enjoy a drink while having a picnic under the stars. You can purchase a drink package or bring your own food and beverages. Guests also are allowed to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and small picnic baskets. Click here for more details.
Fairchild invites you to ‘Dog Dates at the Garden’
We know you’re always looking for activities … for yourself, for your family, for your pets. And we are here to help.
To that end, we have found something you can do with your doggy pal!
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables is offering “Dog Dates at the Garden,” a series of outdoor activities for some special bonding time with your favorite pooch. The sessions take place every Thursday in October, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Click here for more details.
What other attractions can you visit?
As Miami-Dade County continues reopening, the list of attractions you can now visit keeps growing. Social distancing and masks are required and, at some locations, not all areas may be open. Click here for more details.