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Animal Encounters

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We offer adventures & special encounters daily. Click here for a complete list. If you are interested in a specific adventure, click the link below.

KEEPER CHATS

This is your chance to get up close and personal. Meet the keepers, ask questions and learn all about what makes our animals so amazing! All chats subject to change; please consult with a Zoo staff member on the day of your visit for the most current schedule.

meerkat

Sunday

  • 10 am - Jaguar chat (La Selva)
  • 10:30 am - Armadillo encounter (Paws On Petting Zone)
  • 11 am - Meet a terrapin (Paws On aquarium)
  • 12 pm - Meet a bird of prey (By the Zoo entrance)
  • 12:30 pm - Meet the dingos (By the Zoo entrance)
  • 2 pm - Jaguar training (La Selva)
  • 2:30 pm - Meerkat chat (Expedition Africa)
  • 3 pm - Otter chat (Wild Florida)
  • 3:30 pm - Stingray feeding (Paws On aquarium)
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Monday

  • 10 am - Jaguar chat (La Selva)
  • 10:30 am - Animal encounter (Paws On Petting Zone)
  • 1:30 pm - Lizard training (Paws On Petting Zone)
  • 2 pm - Meet the dingos (By the Zoo entrance)
  • 2:30 pm - Jaguar training (La Selva)
  • 3:30 pm - Stingray feeding (Paws On aquarium)

Tuesday

  • 10 am - Jaguar chat (La Selva)
  • 12 pm - Meet a macaw (Wildlife Detective Training Academy)
  • 1 pm - Amazon parrot chat (Caribbean Trail)
  • 2 pm - Flamingo/spoonbill chat (Across from Australasia entrance)
  • 2:30 pm - Jaguar training (La Selva)
  • 3:30 pm - Stingray feeding (Paws On aquarium)
jaguar

Wednesday

  • 10 am - Jaguar chat (La Selva)
  • 10:30 am - Chinchilla training (Wildlife Detective Training Academy)
  • 11 am - Meet a Zookeeper (Wildlife Detective Training Academy)
  • 1:30 pm - Animal training (Paws On Petting Zone)
  • 2 pm - Meet a macaw (Across from meerkats)
  • 2:30 pm - Jaguar training (La Selva)
  • 3 pm - Otter chat (Wild Florida)
  • 3:30 pm - Stingray feeding (Paws On aquarium)

Thursday

  • 10 am - Jaguar chat (La Selva)
  • 11:10 am - Meet the camels aboard the Cape to Cairo Express (buy your train tickets early!)
  • 1 pm - Amazon parrot chat (Caribbean Trail)
  • 2 pm - Meet the dingos (By the Zoo entrance)
  • 2:30 pm - Jaguar training (La Selva)
  • 3 pm - Cheetah Chat (Expedition Africa)
  • 3:30 pm - Stingray feeding (Paws On aquarium)

Friday

  • 10 am - Jaguar chat (La Selva)
  • 10:30 am - Animal encounter (Wildlife Detective Training Academy)
  • 1:30 pm - Animal training (Paws On Petting Zone)
  • 2 pm - Meet the dingos (By the Zoo entrance)
  • 2:30 pm - Jaguar training (La Selva)
  • 3 pm - Otter chat (Wild Florida)
  • 4 pm - Meerkat chat (Expedition Africa)
  • 3:30 pm - Stingray feeding (Paws On aquarium)

Saturday

  • 10 am - Jaguar chat (La Selva)
  • 11:30 am - Turtle Time live chat (Wildlife Detective Training Academy)
  • 2 pm - Jaguar training (La Selva)
  • 2:30 pm - Flamingo/spoonbill chat (Across from Australasia entrance)
  • 3 pm - Cheetah chat (Expedition Africa)
  • 3:30 pm - Stingray aquarium (Paws On aquarium)

Daily Adventures

  • Noon - 1 pm - Rhino Encounter (tickets available for purchase) (Expedition Africa)
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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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