Open 10 am – 5 pm daily
INCLUDED IN ZOO ADMISSION!

Paws On is loads of fun for the whole family! Cool down in the Indian River Play Lagoon, blow off some steam in the Gopher Tortoise Inn playground, watch giant fish swim past in a 20,000-gallon aquarium, enjoy hands-on interaction with goats and alpacas in the Petting Zone, grab a snack from the Pizzeria and much more!

PROGRAM ANIMALS


Animals are off exhibit, but join us occasionally for special appearances.

PETTING ZONE

AQUARIUM

By the Aquarium:

See animals found in the Indian River Lagoon!

“Meet” massive sheepshead, tarpon, mullet and stingrays, then venture over to the Touch Tank for close encounters with hermit crabs and sea cucumbers!

INDIAN RIVER
PLAY LAGOON

SPLISH SPLASH!

Children of all ages are invited to play in up to 18 inches of water, explore a mangrove forest and stand below a “dump tank” for a refreshing shower! Created especially for younger guests, the Toddler Flats area features shallower water and a bubbling manatee sculpture.

Please note: children not completely potty-trained are required to wear a properly-fit swim diaper. Swim diapers are available for purchase in the Zoo’s gift shop. 

Sign up for a brevard zoo membership today!

SEASIDE COVE &
SEA TURTLE BEACH

GO EXPLORING BEACHSIDE
Play on a kid-sized shrimping boat, slide into a whale’s stomach and learn all about the sea turtles that live in our waters.

seaside cove sea turtle beach sandbox play area

PAWS ON
PETTING ZONE

FUN FOR ALL AGES
Get hands on with goats, alpacas and a giant tortoise! During certain times of day, you may also encounter armadillos, Patagonian cavies and a black-throated monitor lizard.

Closed-toe shoes are required for your safety.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

WILDLIFE DETECTIVE
TRAINING ACADEMY

DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE ZOO’S INDOOR PLAY AREA!

  • Unwind in 1,800 square feet of air-conditioned space
  • Dig up animal artifacts in a sandbox
  • Care for plush animal patients in a “vet lab”
  • See a live video feed of the Zoo’s Animal Care Center

 

PLUS, THERE ARE OVER 40 ANIMALS ON EXHIBIT!
Including mammals, snakes, lizards, tortoises and invertebrates.

wildlife detective training academy

UPLAND ACRES

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

Welcome to the Gopher Tortoise Inn! Navigate an underground burrow, enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Zoo from a scrub-jay nest and create an “animal home” of your own with palmetto fronds, bamboo stalks, ropes and tarp.

upland acres playground
dining/shopping

REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT
PAWS ON PIZZERIA

INCLEMENT WEATHER

REFUND POLICY

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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