It's a little known fact that my husband and I invested in Zoo passes shortly after we got married in 2008, and would go ALL the time to walk around and look at the animals. I have very fond childhood memories of going to the zoo in Tampa with my family, and my husband has a love for the zoo as well. So, why not become members of the Miami Metro Zoo?
Way back when we were first married we would always watch the construction, and read all the information about the Everglades Exhibit that was being built, and we couldn't wait to come back and explore once it was completed.
Three kids later, we are once again members of Zoo Miami. You may have noticed a name change in there, well that's because on the zoo's 30th birthday, it got a name change! I remember when it was announced there were mixed feelings about the change, but in my personal opinion it's probably okay if you still want to call it "Metro Zoo" or "Miami Metro Zoo". ;-)
Not only are we the proud members of Zoo Miami, but the Everglades Exhibit is officially open, and BEAUTIFUL! Our family has only been pass holders for a few weeks and already we have spent hours exploring the Everglades section.
Some of our favorites include:
- Slide through the otters tank
- Tunnel under the alligator tank
- bear exhibit
- large new playground
This weekend Zoo Miami is welcoming a new member to the Zoo squad, Ellie the Crocodile. Our family went the the event on Saturday morning and were quite impressed with the quality event Zoo Miami put on. There was a table with real bones of animals found in the everglades for the children to play with, face painting, games, gifts, party hats and of course photo opportunities with the Zoo Squad.
If you are local to Miami, I highly recommend checking out the event on Sunday, February 12th.