$45 for a Father's Day Bash for Two Adults and Two Children ($90 Total Value)
- All-day admission for one adult (a $40 value)
- All-day admission for two children ages 3–10 (a $50 value)
- Free all-day admission for a father
During the Father's Day Bash, dads can sip free Sam Adams beer samples, feast on barbecue and other offerings from a lineup of food trucks, and check out classic cars from the Dezer Collection. Kids can romp on a built-in playground, drop by the petting zoo, or get their faces painted, and adults can savor Mad World Orchestra's soundtrack of '70s and '80s hits.
All-day passes grant access to all of the zoo's animal habitats and regular exhibits, including the three daily animal shows and demonstrations. This Groupon is only valid on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16.
Cerulean waters and towering palms make Jungle Island feel like a tropical paradise—complete with a leopard lurking in the undergrowth. Luckily, this jungle cat is safely within the confines of the Jungle Island, which has inhabited the isle for more than a decade. And yet the story of this popular Miami attraction, which houses everything from exotic birds and primates to rare plants and trees, began more than 75 years ago.
In 1936, Franz Scherr established an aviary where the exotic birds could soar uncaged, giving his South Miami park the apt name of Parrot Jungle. In the following decades, the aviary hosted some noteworthy occupants, such as Pinky—a high-wire bicycle-riding cockatoo—and several pink flamingos that appeared in the opening credits of Miami Vice. When the zoo's current owners purchased the company in 1988, they introduced new mammals and reptiles—but when Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, they were forced to relocate. They settled on Watson Island, and in 2003, finished construction of the animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens, renaming the park Jungle Island.
Hundreds of animals and plants from around the world call Jungle Island home. Naturalistic habitats contain mammals such as orangutans and a liger; reptiles such as American alligators and pythons; and birds such as African penguins and emus. The gardens house rare plants including cycads and African sausage trees. More than 1.35 miles of covered walking trails wind among the exhibits.
Many of these animals feature in daily demonstrations. In Winged Wonders, handlers showcase the antics of colorful parrots, the flight of vultures, and the resident 6-foot cassowary's ability to eat an apple whole. Explore the behavior of rare big cats, including four species of tigers. Alternatively, in-depth tours and encounters may bring guests face-to-face with popular primates, or deep into the Serpentarium to feed an alligator in its enclosure and ponder whether snakes could possibly wear neckties.