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Jungle Island
Jungle Island

Jungle Island

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island, Miami, 33132

The Basics

Visit Jungle Island to see colorful exotic birds and spend some time admiring waddling penguins, a 20-foot long saltwater crocodile called Crocosaurus, and a rare albino alligator. Jungle Island also hosts a number of shows featuring roller-skating cockatoos, stunt-performing parrots, and card-playing macaws. To get closer to some of the animals, book a lemur, sloth, or flamingo encounter.

After seeing the animals, get your adrenaline going on the zipline course, solve a puzzle in an escape room, or experience the feeling of flight at the Superflight a wind tunnel. Jungle Island is included on some Miami city tours; purchase a Go Miami Card to see Jungle Island and other attractions, like the Miami Seaquarium, for one discounted price.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Jungle Island is popular with families and animal lovers.

  • Pre-book attractions like animal encounters and Superflight.

  • Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water.

  • The park offers a cafe, a gift shop, and limited on-site parking.

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How to Get There

Jungle Island is located on the north side of the MacArthur Causeway, the stretch of road that connects downtown Miami to the barrier island of South Beach. To reach Jungle Island, take I-95 to I-395 east (MacArthur Causeway) and turn right on Parrot Jungle Trail, the first exit.

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When to Get There

Jungle Island is open year round a is a popular attraction in all seasons. The park is slowest during the summer months, when temperatures and humidity levels climb. Visit on a weekday to avoid crowds.

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Zoo-Miami

For more family fun, head to Zoo-Miami (also known as the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Garden), home to over 3,000 animals. Feed the giraffes and admire animals from around the world—including elephants, rhinoceros, chimpanzees, and lions—then learn about local species like the Florida panther, black bears, gopher tortoises, and Florida box turtles.

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