Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo, Melbourne: Hours, Address, Brevard Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

Brevard Zoo
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Explore the world of animals at Brevard Zoo, an internationally accredited facility home to giraffe, rhinos, big cats and hundreds of colorful parrots. Interactive experiences include giraffe and bird feedings, a children's water play area and kayaking around animal habitats.
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hdc12079
Titusville, FL209 contributions
Jan 2022
We love the zoo, we are members. I try to arrive at the 9am opening that is reserved for members so we can watch the day to day operations taking place, the animals waking and the keepers getting their food and such. My son loves to spend his day there and we make loop after loop around.
The only down fall is that we renew every year and over time the membership value is just meh. The took away the little extras for the family passes and now only the highest level membership get them. Train rides are absurd now too, its a short- short trip around and while the cost is “ cheap” it just sucks that members get nothing for being a member. The only value is having a reciprocal list but even then most you have to wait to purchase tickets as a walk up windows and it takes so so long, you used to be able to purchase these at the other locations through their separate member areas.
Overall its a good place but there are features that haven’t opened back up and yet you still have to pay full price for a membership. Mast volunteers are nice although they got more than a handful that are not people people and need to rethink there “ job”.
Written January 30, 2022
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Meredith L
Michigan City, IN75 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a fantastic small zoo! You can easily visit all the animals within 1-2 hours, but we took much longer as we did not rush. They allow giraffe feedings for $2 per "treat" - romaine lettuce leaves while we were there - and that was definitely the highlight of our visit. Most of the birds were off exhibit due to a bird flu breakout which was kind of a bummer, but it was nice to see they take good care of their animals. Most animals are kept in nature enclosures, and you do not see bars and cages. There were many workers around who could tell you about the exhibits you were seeing, and they all seemed very knowledgeable. There was a sand sculpture exhibition while we were there that was also fun to walk through, and there are plenty of kids activities if you need that. We would definitely go here again while in the area.
Written March 5, 2022
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HeatherPuckett
Parker, CO123 contributions
May 2022
This zoo is a cute little gem that is definitely worth visiting if you are in the area. They have a wide variety of wildlife including giraffes (which you can feed), lions, monkeys, rhinos, and birds. Unfortunately, we did not get to see many of the birds because bird flu had been detected in Florida, so most of them had been taken off of exhibit. But I was glad that the zoo was taking cautionary measures to keep their birds safe and healthy. One of the main reasons we went to the Brevard Zoo was because you can kayak through some of the enclosures on their manmade "river." This was a unique experience that we really enjoyed, although it was hard to see some of the animals because they were not near the water. But we did see a baby alligator and an ostrich egg! Our kayaking tour guide was knowledgeable and informative. It is small enough that you can see and do everything in 4-5 hours. They have ample shade, but it was still incredibly hot and humid (of course). As with any outdoor activity in Florida, be sure to wear sunscreen and drink lots of water.
Written June 13, 2022
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Steven S
5 contributions
Mar 2022
this is a fantastic zoo. Very natural setting with a lot of animals. Once in the zoo, for an extra small fee (I think it was $10) be sure to take the guided kayak tour. You paddle around some islands and get close to the animals. Next to the zoo, a separate experience is the tree top trek. This involves climbing up a very high series of ladders and then zip-lining down across the zoo. You must be in decent shape (takes some upper body strength) and not afraid of heights (no refunds if you panic) but this was AMAZING.
Written March 27, 2022
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Billy684
Washington DC, DC202 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
What a quaint lovely zoo! Small, but it has all the necessary zoological entertainment for children and adults alike. You can feed the giraffes in the Africa section for $2, which was so awesome for the kids and great picture opportunities. They also have kayaking through the zoo habitats and zip lining. The kids enjoyed the Paws On area which is an area for young children with splash pad with a shallow pool, playground and petting zoo. Definitely recommend this zoo for families with young children.
Written March 20, 2022
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WorldTravelers1999
United States557 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
I feel like this place has a lot of potential, but it seemed like about 1/3 of the exhibits were closed. It’s not right to charge full-price admission when so many exhibits are closed. Again, lots of potential but full admission should equal full access. The other option is to be up front with customers about the percentage of closings prior to paying full-price admission.
Written March 14, 2022
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Donandninfa
Winter Garden, FL135 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
The Brevard Zoo was a great way to spend a couple hours with our six year old granddaughter on an early Friday morning. We made reservations and purchased tickets online which is now required for all guests. The reservation process was simple and painless; they forwarded our tickets to us via email which we printed and easily used for park admission at our appointed time. The zoo is well laid out, with a one way traffic flow, plenty of signage and arrow marked path. It is scrupulously clean, with plenty of elbow room to accommodate social distancing; face coverings are required on the zoo grounds. The exhibits were well maintained and spacious; in most cases the animals did not feel caged. There is a good assortment of animals; our favorite habitat was the giraffe enclosure which is a raised shaded platform which puts guests at giraffe eye level. For a very modest $2.00 fee guests can feed a giraffe; our granddaughter loved this encounter - it was the highlight of her visit, along with mingling with the kangaroos. Most of the zoos walkways are well shaded and make for a pleasant, leisurely stroll. Our teenage grandchildren visited Treetop Trek while we toured the zoo. Expect to spend a couple hours here to see everything. There is a splash area for kids along with a petting zoo with alpacas, goats, cavies, and armadillos. We’ve been to a lot of zoos around the world, and found the Brevard Zoo to be a gem. Definitely worth a visit.
Written July 14, 2020
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Noe D
Chicago, IL100 contributions
Jul 2020
Went to this zoo today to check it out. I was a little disappointed. I bought my ticket online, since it said online that there was a timed entrance given Covid, and with fees paid $27 plus bucks which seems a bit on the high side for what it it. It took me about 2.5 hours to go through the whole thing, and some exhibits more than once, as well as a 30 plus minute wait for the train. Train cost an additional $3. The zoo was rather small, a lot of the animals in the exhibits were not there including the meerkats or the cheetahs. The giraffe exhibit was nice, and while I didn't pay to feed them, they came over several times and the staff fed them lettuce and provided a lot of info on them which was nice. Probably the best part of the zoo! They were very cute and sweet, and had a blast eating leaves from the nearby trees. There were other cool exhibits like the kangaroos too which were super cute but it was overall limited.
A lot of the other exhibits were sadly disappointing. The train ride while not bad was frustrating. I bought a ticket, and was told that the train would leave at 11:15. The train didn't leave until around 11:50. Frustrating to say the least. The staff was not particularly pleasant either in general.
Couldn't partake in the cafe as it seemed to be close. All the shows seemed closed or cancelled, unsure of which.
Parking was free which is nice considering that the cost of the zoo was already kinda high.
So overall I'm glad I checked it out but given the high price and the limited attractions, probably won't be back again.
Written July 5, 2020
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Billy W
Merritt Island, FL22 contributions
Apr 2021
First of all, it's expensive. The admission tickets are costly and the food in the park is like most parks, extremely expensive for what you get. The animal exhibits are well done and the animals appear to be well cared for. Loved the aviary and the birds (Lorikeets) landing right on your arm to feed on the $2 cups of nectar they SELL you. The entire zoo is set up to pull money from your pockets. The giraffe exhibit, they charged $2 for a single leaf of lettuce to feed the animal. But the worst rip off of all is the train ride. I was a party of 6 and we had 2 grandkids with us. Cost $24 for a very short train ride that was a total joke. Throughout the park, you are in the open air and they enforced the wear of the masks which was hot and in my view, totally unnecessary. No, I won't be going back, ever!
Written April 29, 2021
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Wanderer453911
1 contribution
Sep 2020
An extra fee for online payment (not optional) on top of a pricey zoo entrance fee, not cool. The zoo is an excited adventure, but with a family of eight its unaffordable. This is even an expensive date night adventure. I'm very disappointed.
Written October 10, 2020
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