We visited the Miami Zoo the other day. This is such a great zoo and we really enjoyed our visit. In addition to the amazing animals cared for here, there are play/water areas, surrey rentals, monorail/tram tours, feeding stations, a carousel, and more! I didn't take many pictures as we were simply enjoying our visit.
These flamingos have made large mud nests and there were some that had eggs on them.
The zoo has a fairly new rainforest exhibit area. We were impressed by the animals cared for here as well as the tropical plants in the area. The Umbrella by Jan Brett and The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry would be great books to read before or after visiting here!
The zoo has several play areas.
The kids favorite area though, was this splash pad. As you can imagine, it's very hot and humid here in Miami and it was a welcomed play area. We were here early in the morning, so the kids had the whole area to themselves.
The zoo is so large that we didn't finish seeing everything, but they have a special rate if we return in the next 5 days, so maybe we'll see more.
Don't forget to check out this week's Summertime Fun Party. There are some great links to fun there!