Jungle Island Tickets
Jungle Island: Jungle Island, a favorite South Florida landmark, is an intimate zoological park located in the heart of Miami, between Downtown Miami and South Beach. Building upon a rich tradition that began in 1936, Jungle Island is home to some of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals. Park guests enjoy engaging animal shows and informative exhibits while strolling by streams and waterfalls under a lush canopy of tropical trees.
Guests can choose to participate in hands-on interactions with fascinating animals or go on guided behind-the-scenes VIP tours. Jungle Island enriches the lives of park visitors through immersive, real-life jungle experiences centered on adventure, animals, discovery, and play. With its newly renovated 13,800 sq. ft. Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces including a private beach, the 18-acre park also serves as Miami’s destination for extraordinary events. Discover Jungle Island today.
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Jungle Island, formerly Parrot Jungle, is a relaunched eco-adventure park on Watson Island, Miami, Florida, United States. The park is re-opened following a series of major renovations after the park incurred damage from Hurricane Irma. The park features new pop-up waterslides, an outdoor wind tunnel flight experience, zip lines, escape rooms, a Nerf battle stadium, and other attractions.
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Jungle Island is a zoological park that’s home to some of the world’s most rare and exotic animals. It first opened back in 1936, over 80 years ago, and since then it’s gone through lots of development. There are 1.35 miles of landscaped and exotic trails, so it’s quite a unique setting. The best way of describing it is that it is like being in the jungle, going by the fauna and the exhibits; only you’re still in the middle of Miami.
It is in the middle of Miami on Watson Island – minutes from Miami Beach and Downtown Miami.
What you will see there.
This kind of attraction will keep adults and children alike busy for the whole day. We’ve covered the really unique exhibits below. On top of that, there are Cockatoos, Macaws, Flamingos, Parrots, Emu, and Owls here. You can feed many of the birds as you travel around the park. There’s also an area where Parrots will come and land on your arm if you want them to – a great opportunity for a picture.
You’ll also see big cats like Lynx, Leopards, Liger, and from the primate family, there are Gibbons, Baboons, white-faced Capuchins, and Lemurs. The resident reptiles are very impressive including Alligator, Burmese Python!
Throughout the day, there are usually educational shows taking place, hosted by trained specialists and some of the park’s most famous residents.
Why it is special
It is just like stepping into a lush jungle. There are streams and waterfalls, and you’ll be walking through trails like this, whilst seeing the exhibits. However, the park is well known because of its more unusual exhibits, which include:
– The world’s only trained Cassowary called ‘Mama Cass’
– A free-flying Condor with an 11-foot wingspan
– Miami’s only private beach called ‘Parrot Cove’ with gorgeous views
– An educational recreation of the Florida Everglades
– A white lion and white tigers and two Royal Bengal Tigers
– Two endangered Orang-utans.
One visitor from earlier this month said on TripAdvisor that Jungle Island was an ‘unexpected delight’ as she hadn’t actually planned to go: “Originally planned to go to the beach, but weather was chilly and windy. On a recommendation, went to Jungle Island. Totally fabulous experience. The staff and animals were amazing. Such up-close experiences we had. Learned a lot and saw many unusual animals. The environment was beautiful.”
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Founded in 1936 by Francis “Franz” & Louise Scherr, Parrot Jungle is one of the oldest tourist attractions established in the Miami area. Scherr would often visit another attraction, Monkey Jungle, owned by Joe Drummond. On one visit when Scherr was again making one of his many suggestions for improvement, Drummond became fed up and told him, “Go start your own jungle.” Scherr, who owned and operated a feed and supply store in Homestead, became intrigued with the idea of building an attraction where birds would “fly free”. Scherr leased 20 acres (81,000 m2) of hammock land for US$25 (equivalent to about $451 in 2018). The site was previously a nudist colony. Parrot Jungle was built as a winding nature trail dug through the coral rock and hammock land, indigenous to the area. All the natural plants were left undisturbed, and the entrance was built on Red Road.
The attraction opened on December 20, 1936, to about 100 visitors. Each person paid 25 cents to see and hear Scherr talk about his birds, trees, and flowers. Since 1936, over a million visitors have visited Parrot Jungle. Among its many famous visitors were Sir Winston Churchill, film director Steven Spielberg, and former US President Jimmy Carter.
In 1988 Bern Levine purchased Parrot Jungle from the Scherr family. On December 17, 2002, the Village of Pinecrest purchased the Parrot Jungle site with the aim of developing the site as Pinecrest Gardens. On March 8, 2003, Pinecrest Gardens opened as a municipal park. The original site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011 as the Parrot Jungle Historic District. The actual attraction moved to a new waterfront location on Watson Island, between downtown Miami and South Beach. It opened on June 28, 2003, as Parrot Jungle Island. Until 2004 exotic birds were sold. On June 28, 2007, four years after the park first opened at its bayfront location, Jungle Island became the official name.
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Jungle Island Tickets
Visit Jungle Island with a Go Miami pass
- Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
- General admission to Jungle Island Miami and shows included
- See exotic birds, parrots, big cats, and more
- Your Go Miami pass also gives you free entry to other popular attractions included in the low discount price
Animal lovers won’t want to miss a trip to Jungle Island, an intimate zoological park located in the heart of Miami. Head to this favorite South Florida landmark and you’ll get to see some of the world’s rarest and most exotic animals up close.
You’ll get an immersive, real-life jungle experience centered on adventure, animals, discovery, and play. You’ll see engaging animal shows, informative exhibits, and tropical surroundings, all whilst learning more about the incredible creatures that live here. See an Andean condor, big cats, primates, and much more.
And there’s more to Jungle Island than just animals, check out the newly renovated Treetop Ballroom and picturesque outdoor spaces including a private beach. Those interested in more immersive and up-close private animal experience may opt to try a Jungle Island Animal Interaction (extra charges apply, and advanced booking is recommended) such as the Lemur up-close, Go Wild, Go Wilder, and Ultimate Jungle Trek tours.
Jungle Island exhibits and highlights
Winged Wonders – head to this fascinating Jungle Island exhibit and you’ll discover some of the world’s most interesting birds including an Andean condor, stunt-performing macaws, and many other amazing feathered friends.
Wild Encounter – learn about some of the jungle’s most respected animals – big cats. This presentation is produced by T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, an international big cat conservation educational organization. After each show, guests can purchase special, up-close photographs with tiger cubs or primates.
Wild Adventures – find out more about the jungle’s most rare and unusual residents
Jungle Island facts
- Jungles and rainforests are subtly different. Rainforests have thick canopies of tall trees that block out light, while jungles allow more light in, making it easier for plants to grow. Jungles are often surrounded by rainforests.
- Lions are often called the king of the jungle but they are more often found in savannahs.
- Jungles are home to a wide range of animals and plants, in fact, half the world’s species live in a jungle.
Go Miami passes are the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Miami. Your pass includes Jungle Island tickets, plus admission to dozens more top Miami attractions.