Parrots and macaws fly freely in outdoor aviaries at Jungle Island (formerly Parrot Jungle Island) in Miami. Visit this lush, family-friendly waterfront facility to spend an educational day seeing cockatoos and orangutans and learn about a range of animals, from flamingos to crocodiles to tortoises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.