Primate Experience in Miami
Calling all primate lovers—take this exceptional opportunity to get up close and personal with unparalleled access to the foundations extensive population of primates.
What You Will Do
- See exotic primate species like never before in an hour-long session that includes species like lemurs, baboons, gibbons, macaques and many more
- Go hands-on and play and cuddle with three of the foundation's lively primate babies—up to 10 minutes with each adorable animal
- Snap photos of these spirited species—and of yourself playing with them—that you'll want to share on social media right away
- Learn about the various species you see and their native habitats from an experienced animal trainer and guide
- Hourlong primate experience
- 30-minute viewing and walking around adult primates
- 30-minute interaction with three primate babies
- Bug repellant and hand sanitizer
Please call or email to book as some restrictions apply.
Guests may not wear jewelry for the safety of the animals. The cats available on this tour are subject to availability. Wildlife encounters are not recommended for children under 8 years old. Ticket price does not include the general wildlife tour.
- 47 Ratings
What a great experience! I would highly recommend it to any animal lover.
The animals are happy and so well taken care of and the experiences you have to spend time with these magical creatures are unique and not possible other places. We were just delighted all day and so grateful for the opportunity.
Great experience .
The staff went out of their way to make sure we had a memorable experience. They really went above and beyond.
This was one of the best experiences of my (long!) life!!
A great time. Our tour guide was very informative and helpful. We will be back. Thank you.
we had a wonderful wonderful time. our tour guide was exceptional!
My boyfriend and I came to zwf for his birthday. He has always had a love for monkeys. We really enjoyed our experience. We loved our tour guide Andrea. I personally loved that zwf seemed more of a home rather than structured like a zoo. I only have two minor complaints that i think could be easily fixed! 1. During our primate encounter we were paired with two other people, I would have appreciated a bit more one on one time. 2. Also during the encounter there were other people who were attending zwf literally running through where we were sitting. They also were playing with the monkeys. Being very loud. It felt a lot less personal than i would have liked. I felt andrea did her best to keep the other people away. But i feel like there should be a designated spot for the encounter. Overall i thought it created some wonderful memories and i would gladly return and bring many more people if a couple things were fixed. But we love ZWF and all its staff and lovely animals who live there. -katie
Wonderful facility, great staff. The Primate Encounter was everything I dreamed. I would highly recommend to anyone who loves animals. Face to face, hands on experiences like this make people aware of the importance of caring for wildlife and our planet. Can't wait to go back!
Absolutely adored the primates, can't stop thinking about them. Zoo was extremely clean, well-managed, and personal (AWESOME!). Our tourguide was knowledgable and so kind!! Thank you!! We will be back!
The whole staff was nothing less than perfect to make sure my proposal to my girlfriend went smooth the animals were soo cute and was totally worth everypenny
One of the best experiences ever!!
I had a wonderful time!
We also did the primate encounter at the Miami Zoological foundation and it was the most amazing thing our family has ever done together. The baby monkeys were absolutely adorable and our guide The baby monkeys were absolutely adorable and our guide Eddie educated us and thoroughly delighted us all!
Bryanna was a fantastic tour guide who made the experience even more enjoyable than expected