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Brevard Zoo

8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
321-254-9453
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Brevard Zoo is home to more than 650 animals, representing 165 species. Feed gentle giraffe and lorikeets, go kayaking or take a paddle boat ride and ride the train. Get wet in Paws On, enjoy daily animal encounters and be sure to experience our rhino encounters.
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union, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

What an amazing value for the money! You must do the giraffe and lorikeet feeding. Lots of areas for kids to play and give parents a break. I like that they support many animal rescue programs and support conservation. I was not happy with a few enclosures though and the wolves seem stressed as did a couple of the monkeys.... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Having visited this zoo periodically since it began 20 years ago, I am extremely impressed with the quality of its exhibits and growth. The Giraffe exhibit is the best I've ever seen and all recent additions are equally well thought-out and executed. This is a great place to spend half a day. A very easy zoo to walk and admire.

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This little zoo is very family friendly. We loved the small town atmosphere yet were pleasantly surprised by all that the zoo had to offer. The kayaking with giraffes and Paws on Play area were my favorite features. I loved how the splash wading pool area bumps right into the 20,000 gallon aquarium allowing children to enjoy the aquarium while... More

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Indialantic, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Though Melbourne and the surrounding areas are relatively small, the Brevard Zoo continues to amaze us for how much it has to offer. Having attended a number of zoos throughout the east coast of the US, we still continually regard it as our absolute favorite and cannot wait to go back. The zoo features a large diversity of animals spread... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Brevard Zoo is a great place for families and kids. The Zoo is made up of boardwalks that are mostly shaded. The giraffes are incredible. The zoo has a viewing platform where the giraffes come right up to you. You may also feed them- they sell food for $1. The zoo also has lorikeet and cockatiel feedings. There is... More

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Chicago, IL,USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Looking for things to do in the Space Coast, we chose Brevard Zoo. We only paid $3 per person on the Tuesday we visited. What a bargain because regular admission is $16. Parking is free. Brevard Zoo is smaller than other zoos, but they have more exotic creatures. For example, there was an area where birds fly freely among zoo... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a small zoo but a nice one. They've added small attractions to add to the experience. Zip line and walking through the park in the trees or paddling through it. There's a large wade pond for little kids. I didn't ear there but food was available. By far the best part was feeding the giraffe. That's a must.... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Brevard Zoo is a small but well designed zoo. They strive to support conservation and education through all their programs and have built what I think is one of the best "paws on" attractions for smaller children. The exhibit includes a petting zoo, touch tank, life sized "burrow"/playground, pretend veterinarian play area, indoor sand pit for excavation and a fairly... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you haven't been to this zoo in the last few years, you're in for a treat! This isn't a huge zoo, but they have so much to offer and it is very well done. Besides the variety of animals you will see walking down long curving boardwalks with nice vegetation and benches along the way, they offer ziplining, canoeing,... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I live very close to the zoo, and I like to go there occasionally just to stroll around and visit the animals. The bird enclosure is fun and the gift shop s great! It would be nice if they had an indoor café. I liked the new meerkat exhibit too.

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