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EDUCATION

Family Programming

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"


FAMILY PROGRAMMING

Adventure awaits your family at Brevard Zoo! Come see what’s new during your next visit or continue your adventure with a variety of education programs offered to families.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS & EVENTS

WILD ABOUT ART
FAMILY NATURE CLUB
EXCEPTIONAL NATURE SPACE
DINOSUARS ARE BACK! PROGRAMING
BREVARD ZOO’S LINEAR TRAIL
FROGWATCH

See below for more details.
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WILD ABOUT ART!

Keepsake Lorikeet
Ages 7 to 12, plus adult | September 24 | 1 to 3 pm

Join us as we get our paws on some paint and learn techniques from local artist, Carol Muro, whose art is featured in the Zoo. This month we will be learning how to paint a lorikeet! Each participant will be able to take home their canvas. This workshop is for child/adult pairs and includes an animal encounter! Ages 7 to 12 plus grandparent/parent. Cost $45 per child/adult pair. Space is limited to 12 pairs. Minimum of 10 participants required for program to occur.

Owl
Ages 8 to 12 |October 8 | 1 to 3 pm

We are WILD about art! Join us as we get our paws on some paint and learn techniques from local artist Carol Muro, whose art is featured in the Zoo! This month we will be learning how to paint an owl! This workshop includes an animal encounter! Cost $25 per participant. Minimum of 8 participants required for program to occur.

 

  • Art Goes Wild Workshop

    Grandparent's Day lorikeet, September 8 with local artist Carol Muro.

    Ages 7 to 12 with grandparent/adult

  • Art Goes Wild Workshop

    October 8 owl with local artist Carol Muro.

    Ages 7 to 12


EXCEPTIONAL NATURE SPACE

In May, we unveiled a new kind of natural play area designed to meet the unique needs of children with varying exceptionalities and their families.  The Exceptional Nature Space is a modified natural habitat that is both safe and stimulating. It is designed to be flexible so that it can be easily reset and reprogrammed to best serve children with different challenges. Within this carefully defined space, kids will be free to explore an authentic Florida habitat, engage in open-ended nature play, experiment, socialize with other children and learn by doing. Because this is one of the first settings of its kind, we consider it a living laboratory where we can also learn how to best serve this audience through on-going observations and feedback from the parents and the children themselves. Members are an important part of our programming, so we encourage you to contact our special needs coordinator Lindsay Mathisen at lmathisen@brevardzoo.org with questions.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

All programs must preregister by clicking, HERE. Quiet entrance will be available on the hour upon request, email edprograms@brevardzoo.org.  Zoo Admission not included.

OPEN FREE PLAY
Come discover, build and play in our nature space! Free play is a designated time where children and their families can explore Exceptional Nature Space.  

Saturday Series
September 2 | 11 AM to 1 PM
September 30 | 10 to 11:30 AM & 1 to 2:30 PM
October 14 | 11 AM to 2 PM
October 28 | 11 AM to 2 PM

Tuesday Series
September 5 | 10 to 11:30 AM
September 19 | 10 to 11:30 AM
October 10 | 10 to 11:30 AM
October 24 | 10 to 11:30 AM

Wednesday Series
October 18 | 2 to 4 PM

 


DINOSAURS ARE BACK!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Registration opens October 2!

DINO-MIGHT NIGHT HIKE & OVERNIGHT PROGRAMS
Visit our night hike and overnight pages for registration and details.
December 9 | 5 TO 9 PM | Registration now open!
February 10 | 5 TO 9 PM
March 10 | 5 TO 9 PM
April 14 | 5 TO 9 PM

DONUTS WITH DINOS
Donut let your family miss this stompin good time! Uncover your dinolicious donut and join in some prehistoric activities with TRex and friends.
January 20
| 8:30 to 10 AM

DINE WITH DINOSAURS
No bones about it, this exclusive family dinner experience will be a roaring good tie! Our adventure includes dinner, a dino meet and greet, evening trek through the exhibit and lots of FUN!
January 27 | 5:30 to 7:30 PM

JR. PALENTOLOGIST SERIES
Select Saturdays January through April.  Do you have a budding paleontologist at home or do they want to learn what it takes to be one?  Become a Jr. Paleontologist and learn the techniques, dig with the tools and uncover real fossils during this series! The discoveries are sure to amaze!
Ages 9 to 12| 1 to 3 PM

 


FAMILY NATURE CLUB

 

Rove the lagoon, the uplands and shore…..leave no child indoors, come out and explore! Nature play begins here!

Join our FREE Family Nature Club as we explore the exciting outdoor experiences Brevard County has to offer. Brevard Zoo and Brevard County Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer monthly club meetings around the county from 9 AM to Noon on select Saturdays during the school year.  Participating families must compete club registration form. Email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for more information or questions.


NATURE WALKS ON BREVARD ZOO’S LINEAR TRAIL

Bring your family out for a nature walk on the Zoo’s Linear Trail!  If your family has never visited the Zoo’s Linear Trail this is the perfect family morning or evening stroll to get out and see what you might discover! The 10-foot wide boardwalk forged from recycled-plastic planks winds through the wetlands and oak hammocks on a 1.1-mile route. The trail is located at the end of the road, just past the Zoo’s main parking lots and is open during regular Zoo hours.

 


FROGWATCH

Are you interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Would you like to be a part of a nationwide conservation effort? Or do you simply want to help save frogs? Then consider signing up for a FrogWatch USA training session! No previous experience or expertise necessary!

FrogWatch trainees will learn how to identify local frog and toad species by their calls as well as learn about amphibian biology, amphibian conservation and wetlands. If you hear frogs and toads calling at home you could monitor your own backyard!

Training sessions will be held at Brevard Zoo. Only one training session is required. Attending participants must be 7 years or older and children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1
$5 per household (up to 4 family members)

2018 TRAINING SESSIONS

JANUARY 19, 2018 | 6 to 9 PM
JANUARY 20, 2018 | 2 to 5 PM
JANUARY 22, 2018 | 6 to 9 PM

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If your group or organization would like to know more about FrogWatch, please contact Alana Wood at alana@brevardzoo.org or 321.254.9453 x213.

Thank you to all our citizen scientists who participated in 2014 FrogWatch! Click here to view the 2014 FrogWatch Final Report.


We reserve the right to combine or cancel education programs due
to certain circumstances. If this occurs participants will be notified.

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8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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