Brevard Zoo
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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bernarda426
Central Florida, FL124 contributions
Jan 2023
Went to the Zoo for a nice afternoon visit. The crowds were non-existent and the animals were mostly out since it was cooler weather. The zoo was very clean and had a couple areas where you can interact directly with the animals. If you like birds you have to go and feed them nectar. They are very gentle and will sit on your arm and eat. You can also walk near the kangaroos and other animals without any barriers. The volunteer staff are very friendly and informative. We took the kayak tous as well which was a nice behind the scenes tour with yet another informative volunteer.

We had a meal at the food court, which was tasty and not too expensive. The zoo is all privately funded, so you don't mind paying a bit more for a good cause. They had a wide variety of animals and the areas were well kept and clean. Definitely a good outing for the day.
Written 15 January 2023
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Bob19512014
Gulfport, FL10,949 contributions
Jan 2023
Wife and I have been to more than 30 zoos across America. This place ranks in our top three favorites. Just the right size for us seniors. Place is full of staff and volunteers. Great place to take photos. Places to rest, eat, drink, reflect. Parking was easy. Prices were very nice for seniors.
Written 12 January 2023
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WallietheWalrus
Virginia332 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Very nicely done zoo. The zoo itself is not very large but they did a very nice job making it feel big and giving the animals large, natural spaces. The animals all seem happy and the zoo workers are all very friendly, eager to answer questions and give insight about the animals. Definitely a must visit when in the area. Great place for kids! Big parking lot with 4 EV free parking spots. There is a cafe to get food in the zoo and a nice gift shop with cute stuffed animals!
Written 11 January 2023
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debs476
Salina, KS190 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Very well set up, clean and large habitats. The animals seem happy there, not stressed. The other are wide. There are quiet areas and it’s sensory friendly.
Written 10 January 2023
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Momster224
Wilmington, NC51 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
This is an exceptional zoo! At first we thought it was a bit pricey but it was worth every penny! There are very knowledgeable volunteers throughout the zoo with interesting information about the animals. The zoo is very well maintained (not stinky) and the animals are well cared for - we saw a snake getting acupuncture for arthritis! If you are in the area put this on your list!
Written 9 January 2023
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Eddie D
Melbourne, FL65 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Great experience with family. Animals look great and healthy. Staff are friendly.
It may be a small zoo, but it will give you a great experience.
Written 3 January 2023
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Calvin G
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
There were what seemed like thousands of bees everywhere and my 9 month old daughter got stung on her head. I killed close to 20 of them while were eating.
These things must be killed off completely if we are to ever come back
Written 30 December 2022
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fluffyhen
Minneapolis, MN14 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
What a great zoo! Small but wonderful zoo. The giraffe feeding was a hit with the teenagers. Many different kinds of animals for a small zoo. Additionally our family did the zip line adventure. This was the first time we’ve done something like this, and certainly won’t be the last. It was fantastic! The staff was really helpful when our youngest member was scared or got stuck.
Written 27 December 2022
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Gary S
Grayton Beach, FL1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
It have been to many zoos from Massachusetts to California and this is one of the best. The animals are close and accessible where safety permits. The staff is friendly and helpful. Each section is well organized and educational. If you are looking for a well maintained zoo with an intimate setting this is the one.
Written 23 December 2022
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Julene B
Kaukauna, WI15 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
What a lovely little zoo! It’s probably one of the nicest I’ve ever seen. The landscaping and habitat for the animals is so pretty, lush, and green. Staff was friendly and there was always someone around for questions. It’s well laid out. The animals seem well cared for, not stressed, and really easy to view. My 8 year old granddaughter loved it. Highly recommend!
Written 17 December 2022
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