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“Great, small zoo!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo
8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940
321-254-9453
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Melbourne
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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“Great, small zoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's a small zoo, but there is a lot to do for kids (or adults) of all ages. If you go on a nice day make sure to bring the kids swim suits. They have a small pool area (think splashing, not swimming) that the kids love. They don't necessarily need a swim suit, but if you don't bring a towel it'll cost you about $30 in the gift shop and a swim diaper another $3. Look online at the prices because if you plan to go more than once (or even not) it may be cheaper to get an annual pass. Comes with extras such as guest passes, train rides and kayak trips. Also gets you free/reduced admission to zoos around the country.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Florida
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You can spend hours there walking around & kayaking, zipline. I LOVE zoos & this one is good. A must see.

Visited December 2013
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“Fun for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Plan to spend the day, take your time, sit, relax, listen to the animals. Eat lunch.Take the train ride. I really enjoy watching the young children, they get so excited, just watch the smiles on their faces. it will warm your heart. Feed the giraffe's, feel their big tongues !
For a really fun time go to the zoo in October for halloween .

Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Florida
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“Not famous but amazing nonetheless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Brevard Zoo is an incredibly enjoyable experience. As others have mentioned the zoo is well shaded to provide a comfortable experience for visitors and animals alike. The low key approach to interact with the animals is wonderful and there are all sorts of nooks and crannies to just sit and enjoy the surroundings. It is a zoo designed to accommodate the entire family from great grand parents to toddlers.

Additionally for the more adventurous, there is the Treetop Trek with zip lines and challenging obstacles. The Zoo offers several other fun activities such as kayaking and train rides and seasonal special events including Boo at the Zoo.

Probably what makes this Zoo stand out is their commitment to community and conservation. Their goal is to help educate locally and give back globally.

And from a price point aspect, this will be one of the "best bangs for your buck" while in Central Florida. Bottom-line, would highly recommend and as I said...while not famous, this zoo in still amazing and well worth the visit.

Visited April 2014
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“one of the must-see's in Melbourne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We live in Melbourne and go to the zoo about twice per year. The giraffe exhibit is by far the highlight -- feeding a giraffe by hand never gets boring! The kayak trip exhibit is well-done too. The zoo has a "big city zoo" quality to it.... the ticket prices seem a little high, but the zoo really earns it.



Visited January 2014
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