By reusing many of the products already created--such as aluminum, glass, paper, and plastic--we can reduce energy consumption.

If we recycled all of the newspapers printed in the U.S. on a typical Sunday, we would save 550,000 trees--or about 26 million trees per year. Source, California Dept. of Conservation

2014 Special Events

For all the latest about the 20th Birthday Celebration, please visit FLORIDA TODAY by clicking here.


April 17, 18, 19

Brevard Zoo teams up with the Brevard County Manatees for a wild weekend
Game starts at 6:35

Brevard Zoo is teaming up with the Brevard County Manatees for a wild weekend during their home games from April 17 through 19 (games begin at 6:35 p.m.). During each Brevard Zoo Weekend game, the Manatees will trade in their usual home jerseys for something Zoo-inspired.

Players and coaches will don giraffe-print jerseys. These jerseys will then be auctioned off at All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Zoo. The auction will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 and end at 11:59 p.m. on April 19.

Brevard Zoo Weekend at Space Coast Stadium will include the Zoo’s education department doing fun activities for children and those hilarious zookeepers, Rob and Jonny from “The Rob and Jonny Show,” participating in on field events. There will be something fun for the whole family! There also will be a special Zoo member discount during all three nights when Zoo member identification is presented. Part of the proceeds from these ticket sales will be donated to the Zoo.

For more information, please contact Olivia Wiggins at 321.254.9453 ext. 236 or by email at

Saturday, April 26, 2014 · Gates Open at 5:45PM · Valet Parking · Dressy Casual Attire

Enjoy an Evening of Enchantment as Brevard Zoo Marks its 20th Birthday

Evening starts with delectable hors d'oeuvres and tantalizing libations
Wonderful animal encounters while viewing amazing silent auction items
VIP Sponsors will enter the Sojourner Oasis and enjoy delicacies
prepared by Green Turtle Market
Dinner in the Grand Tent prepared by Carrabba's Italian Grill
Extraordinary live auction hosted by Lauren Rowe and Tim Dwight
Featured Guest, Celebrity Animal Conservationist Jack Hanna
Birthday Celebration!
Evening culminates with music, dancing and revelry at Safari After Dark!

Safari Under the Stars helps support Brevard Zoo’s mission of
Wildlife Conservation through Education and Participation.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 20th milestone for one of the greatest treasures of our community, the Brevard Zoo! For sponsorship information, please contact or call 321-254-9453 x 234.

Safari Under the Stars Sponsors
Thank you to all of our Safari Under the Stars Sponsors to date.
Click here to view current sponsors.

May 16 through 18

Endangered Species Day celebrates our nation's commitment to protecting wildlife on the brink of extinction. It provides a fun opportunity for Brevard Zoo guests to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species. It also allows us to share the wide variety of actions that we can take to help protect our nation's wildlife, including building backyard wildlife habitats and supporting local efforts to clean up rivers, parks and other natural areas. Brevard Zoo will provide endangered species' animal keeper talks, animal enrichments, as well as arts and crafts for guests. Mark your calendars and head to the Zoo May 16 through 18 to help show your support for conservation and endangered species.

Every Saturday in June and July

Beat the summertime heat and enjoy the Zoo at night during Summer Saturday Nights. Every Saturday night in June and July (eight Saturdays this year), the Zoo stays open until 9 p.m. and offers a $6 admission rate after 5 p.m. There also is musical entertainment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Visitors will be able to see many of the Zoo animals on exhibit until dusk, and at 7 p.m. there is a special animal encounter.  For an additional charge, visitors can go kayaking, ride the train and feed the giraffe!

Sponsorship and performing opportunities still available! For more information, contact Eric Farb at

Check out all the zoorific education programs offered during the summer! CLICK HERE for all the details.

June 8

A day when Brevard Zoo joins hundreds of aquariums, zoos, museums and conservation organizations with thousands of individuals around the world in fun, inspirational and educational events. The oceans is so vital to usevery day but all too often overlooked and taken for granted. World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to focus special attention on our world's shared oceans. We can celebrate our personal connection to the sea, as well as raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and increasingly critical need for each of us to help conserve its wonders and resources. Come by the Zoo June 8 and learn about the ocean and our Indian River Lagoon when you visit Paws On.

Zoo Builder Appreciation Weekend

June 21 & 22

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Every Tuesday in July

Looking for a place to chill out this summer? Come cool off at the Zoo during Arctic Blast Tuesdays. Every Tuesday in July at 1 p.m., the Zoo will drop giant ice cubes into the water play area of Paws On. The ice will melt quickly so be sure to come on time to experience this one-of-a-kind arctic blast on a hot Florida day!

While in Paws On, check out the new pizzeria that offers great pizza, subs, chicken and break sticks from Noble Roman's Pizza. Adults come grab a beverage and snack from the Paws On Pizzeria, watch the kids play from the patio and enjoy free Wi-Fi. Paws On provides tons of fun for the whole family. Guests can enjoy the water play area, an aquarium and touch tank, fort building, discovery room and animal petting zone. Paws On is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 30 through Sept. 1

Annual Labor Day three-day weekend event celebrating the world of cold-blooded animals.


Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26

Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of mystical wonderment at Boo at the Zoo! Enjoy a variety of fun activities, including trick or treating in a safe environment at treat stations sponsored by local businesses and organizations. This nine-night event is Oct. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26. Hours on Friday and Saturday ara from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with last admission at 8 p.m. Sunday nights the hours are from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with last admission at 7 p.m.

Patron sponsorships and treat stations sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Shirley Kennedy at

For all of the events at the Zoo, sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please call Shirley Kennedy at 321.254.9453 ext. 485 or email

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