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Brevard Zoo

8225 North Wickham Road

A small group of people with a big dream...building a zoo. A world-class zoo that would serve as a conservation hub where people could gather to learn about animals. A place to escape from the urban world and get closer to nature, to be reminded of the diversity of the life with which we share this planet.

They had the vision, but now they needed the resources. Frank Vega, past publisher of Florida Today, recruited several community leaders and the dream started to take form. Executives from the major aerospace companies formed teams to work on architectural designs as well as to provide the labor for the new zoo. A. Duda and Sons generously donated the land - a prime location - for the zoo.


“Wildlife conservation through education and participation.”

To support that mission, we focus on:

-Caring responsibly, professionally and passionately for our animals

-Connecting visitors to the natural world through a relevant, unique and enjoyable Zoo experience

-Educating diverse audiences through authentic learning activities and through our on-going partnership with Brevard Public Schools and other educational providers

-Inspiring and engaging our community in conservation action through participation

-Achieving conservation results by working directly with Florida species, supporting international programs and developing training programs and workshops

-Contributing to the financial health of the region through prudent, accountable and entrepreneurial management.


Laura Straut

Saturday, July 7, 2018
This zoo is my favorite place. It’s small enough that it doesn’t take the whole day, yet every time you come it feels like you see something new! And I come almost every week with my toddler! Membership is incredibly affordable and worth it. I am so grateful to the zoo for the unique experiences, learning, and fun times we have. Very safe and kid friendly. I don’t get nervous at all letting my kid walk around without a stroller because it is clean and safe. We love everything about this place! Feeding the giraffes, hopping with the Kangaroos, the splash pad is amazing—even for crawlers! I bring everyone here and they always have fun. There are special events and exhibits—like dinosaurs and butterflies that keep it extra interesting! And of course the train, feeding the sting rays, petting alpacas. It’s all wonderful!


Saturday, June 23, 2018
We have been members for a few years and we really love the zoo. The animals seem to be well cared for. The grounds are always clean. The staff is very helpful and understanding, especially with children who have special needs. The zoo is a good destination if you have small children because it is not so large that they can't keep up without a stroller. Our son is 8 and our daughter is 3 and we no longer even bother with a stroller for our youngest. She wants to walk it and it's doable for her. The best part, of course, is the splash area. They have a fantastic play area with 2 shallow pools, a slide and other adjacent areas for the kids to enjoy. There are restrooms, a small pizza restaurant, tables and chairs. Right outside this area is the playground and petting zoo. We always end our tour in this part of the zoo and the kids really get to wear themselves out and usually nap the whole trip home. If you plan to go more than a couple of times, look into the membership. It's very reasonably priced and a great value.

Leeanne Matta

Monday, July 16, 2018
We've been members for 12 years and it's always been an amazing place!!!! EVERYONE is amazing. The food is great and the animals are well taken care of! Staff is always ready to answer questions and they're very knowledgeable! Wonderful place and I am going to take my future children there. I always have a wonderful time, some of my best memories are at the zoo with my mom!

Jessica Urbay

Monday, June 11, 2018
Such a fun place to visit! We had so much fun today at the Brevard Zoo. Everything was clean, the animals seemed well loved and cared for, and the staff was friendly. We spent way more time here than we have at other zoos and my daughter did not want to leave! Feeding the birds, giraffes, and watching the butterflies were highlights for my daughter and my hubby and I enjoyed the day just as much. I would definitely recommend visiting and even getting an annual pass if you live within an hour or so.

R Olson

Monday, July 9, 2018
We went on the Florida resident $5 day. Normal cost $19.95. Great zoo! You can get very close to the animals. Unique zip lines and treetop walkways. Only down is long wait for food. Stroller and wheelchair friendly. We spent noon to 5pm, could have spent longer.

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