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“Fantastic value for money and well worth a visit!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Fantastic value for money and well worth a visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

I love that this is a smaller zoo with time and care taken to ensure the exhibits showcase the animals at their best and most comfortable. In response to the few negative comments, it's often the luck of the draw as to whether you get to see animals at any zoo - many zoos have enclosures so vast that the animals have plenty of space to shy away. I would quite happily pay $14.50 for the giraffe interaction alone! On top of this we also had the bird aviary with the Lorikeets landing on us, regardless of whether or not we purchased the provided nectar cups. There's plenty of additional activities for the kids and also for those of us that remain a kid inside and the optionals are all resonably charged. We didn't go for any of them but bought several nectar cups for the Lorikeets and had a brilliant time, chatting with the expert staff and having any questions answered. If anything, this zoo is underpriced and should charge at least $20/adult. Keep up the good work, folks!

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Giraffe encounter!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We love that this zoo is small and they have taken great care to plan wonderful exhibits to showcase their animals. The new zip line looks like such fun although we did not try it. What a wonderful surprise when on this recent visit, a giraffe was present to feed. Wonderful experience!

Visited October 2012
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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“Great Little Town Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

For a little town zoo this one is amazing. You will have an awesome time walking around, kayacking or ziplining. Kids will love it.

Visited October 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

The advertising for this zoo had pictured a cheetah, but when we got to the zoo expecting to see a variety of big cats, none could be seen. The one cheetah they have was said, by the zoo personnel to be off sleeping. We went back by the enclosure several times and could not see him. This zoo has NO lions or tigers or elephants. Other animals such as the kangaroo were not available for viewing. Why have the zoo if most of the animals cannot be viewed some of the time? They do have a half dozen giraffee, which are fun to view and feed from a large treehouse. Also a good display was the bird flight cage, where you can walk through the parrot, lorikeet, and parakeet are and feed them. There is a large very shallow pool for toddlers to the right after you enter the front gate. I feel this is really who this zoo is for; the toddlers and young school children of Brevard County seem to enjoy it. Otherwise, I would say, don't bother going to this zoo. It is not world class or even half as large as the Washington D.C. Zoo or other large zoos. It was boring for my eleven year old grandson and us, except for the bird exhibit being O.K.Also it is expensive for what you get.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Florida
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“Something For Everyone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

This is a very different experience that must be actually seen to be believed. Upon entering zoo we went to view the giraffes and were pleasantly surprised that this was from a 16 ft platform where we actually fed them. Fun to see how long their tongues actually are. Zoo also offers 2 soaring zip line courses, kayaking, pedal boats, water adventures for young ones, nice lunch along with wine and beer if desired.

Great experience for all age groups.

Visited September 2012
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