Global Warming

Global warming is real and a threat to the world's animal population. The year 2004 was the fourth hottest on record, extending a trend since 1990. If we continue to emit greenhouse gases at our current pace, our earth's temperature is projected to skyrocket by as much as 10ยบ F in the next 100 years.

Use compact fluorescent lights rather than incandescent. They cost more but save you money down the road and conserve energy.

2015 Special Events

Please be advised that on April 25 the Expedition Africa loop will close at 2 p.m. to prepare for our annual fundraising gala, Safari Under the Stars. The remainder of the Zoo will close at 3 p.m. Last general admission is at 2:15 p.m. and last member admission is at 2:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information on Safari Under the Stars, please click HERE.

April 11
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Presented by

Every day is Earth Day at Brevard Zoo, but on this day, we will show you the steps you can take to commit to the 4R’s—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Refuse—and truly make a difference for animals across the globe!

• Reduce at our Blue Life Station • Reuse at the Enrichment Station •
• Recycle & Reduce at our Games Station •
• Refuse at our Seafood Watch Station •
Help our Conservation Projects!

Bring your family and come celebrate our planet with us. Explore the wonderful conservation programs the Zoo supports and ways to get involved, play games, make gifts for animals, watch as zookeepers give enrichment gifts to the animals, enjoy music and so much more! This event is free with Zoo admission.

To learn more about our sponsor, Endless Windz Kiteboarding, click HERE.

Safari Under the Stars
April 25

Presented by

One of Brevard’s premiere and most highly-anticipated events, Safari Under the Stars, presented by Holiday Builders, is fast approaching! This year's event guarantees to be an experience of the senses which will not only provide guests with culinary treats and tantalizing libations but also, signature entertainment, exciting auctions and after-dinner merrymaking at Safari After Dark!  

Click HERE for more information.

Every Tuesday in June & July
11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Looking for a place to chill out this summer? Come cool off at the wildest place in town during Arctic Blast Tuesdays. Every Tuesday in June and July at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., we will drop giant ice cubes into the Paws On play lagoon. 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!

Summer Saturday Nights
June and July
5 to 9 p.m.

Summer days bring hot weather so why not come beat the heat and enjoy the Zoo at night during Summer Saturday Nights? Join us every Saturday night in June and July as the Zoo stays open until 9 p.m. There will be rockin' musical entertainment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and a special animal encounter at 7 p.m. Most of our Zoo animals are on exhibit until dusk, but some animals go in for the night. Come hang out at the wildest place in town this summer!

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this eight-night event. For information, please contact Chris Stagman at or call 321-254-9453 ext. 485.

Summer Saturday Nights Music Line Up

June 6 – Jon Parrot
June 13 – Vintage Band
June 20 – Honey Miller
June 27 – Jason Domulot
July 4 – Mondo Tikis
July 11 – Cover Story
July 18 – London Ink
July 25 - BitterSweet

Cold-Blooded Weekend
September 5 through 7
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate the world of cold-blooded animals during this annual Labor Day Weekend event.

October 9-11; 16-18; 23-25

Enjoy a spooktacular evening filled with music, creepy crafts, terror-rific entertainment, themed areas with fun Halloween activities and trick-or-treating at treat stations sponsored by local businesses and organizations. Coming back this year is our costume contest so dress to impress! It promises to be a fang-tastic time.

November 7

Don’t miss the most exciting, vibrant and energized event of the year! The 6th Annual Jazzoo will be an unforgettable night featuring 5 live bands, extraordinary food from the area’s best restaurants and caterers and multiple open bars serving liquor, beer and wine. With acclaimed jazz recording artist, Jackiem Joyner, returning this year, plus bands representing country, surf rock, top hits and classics, this event is sure to light up the night!

November 8, 2015 though May 3 2016

Presented by

Meet Chompers, a 10-foot shark, and Octavia, a 9-foot octopus, and then watch as giant anemone reef comes to life. We aren’t expanding our aquarium or getting new marine animals. These are just three of the 10 larger-than-life, hand-crafted art sculptures coming to the Zoo for a limited time, November 8 to May 3. Washed Ashore Project features astonishing art installations made exclusively from marine debris that will open your eyes and leave you with a lasting impression. Free with Zoo admission.

For more information and for pictures of these breathtaking sculptures, click HERE.

Bonsai Weekend
November 14 & 15

Do you have the patience and skill required to practice the art of bonsai? Find out if your green thumb has what it takes during Bonsai Weekened hosted by the Bonsai Society of Brevard. The event, located in the Nyami Nyami River Lodge, will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and features more than 50 incredible trees as well as demonstrations on how to care for bonsai. Vendors will be on site selling bonsai trees and bonsai-related materials. The exhibit is free with Zoo admission.

All December long

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for a month filled with fun for the whole family. 

Jolly Days
Bring the entire family and watch as zookeepers give gifts (animal enrichments) to the animals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Santa and Mrs. Claus are even going to make an appearance! Kids also get to enjoy games and crafts. All activities are free with Zoo admission.

December 31
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ring in the New Year during our third annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., kids can make crafts and play games in Paws On and the Wildlife Detective Training Academy. For kids who might not be able to stay awake until midnight, join us at noon at the Paws On stage for a juice toast to ring in 2015 early. All activities are free with Zoo admission.

For all of the events at the Zoo, sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please call Chris Stagman at or call 321-254-9453 ext. 485.

Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be issued once a guest purchases tickets.
  • No refunds or rain checks will be issued due to inclement weather. The Zoo is an outdoor facility with little indoor space. Please plan your trip to the Zoo accordingly based on the anticipated weather conditions for that day.
  • No refunds will be issued to anyone removed from the Zoo for failure to follow The Rules of the Wild.
  • Please make sure you read and understand our refund policy.


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