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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

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

See below for more details.


DINOSAURS ARE BACK!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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DINO-MIGHT NIGHT HIKE & OVERNIGHT PROGRAMS
Visit our night hike and overnight pages for registration and details as each night is themed.
February 10 | 5 TO 9 PM
March 17 | 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 T. rex and friends.
January 20, February 24 & March 24
 | 8:30 to 10 AM | $8 Members | $25.95 Nonmembers ages 13 & up | $20.95 Nonmembers ages 3 – 12 (includes Zoo admission)

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DINE WITH DINOSAURS
No bones about it, this exclusive family dinner experience will be a roaring good time! Our adventure includes dinner, a dino meet-and-greet, evening trek through the exhibit and lots of FUN!
March 3 | 5:30 to 7:30 PM | $25 Adult & $15 Child (12 years and under) (Zoo admission not included)

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JR. PALEONTOLOGIST 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 | $15 per person/class
January 20 or 27
February 3 or 17
March 3 or 17
April 7 or 21

 


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!  Learn more….

2018 TRAINING SESSIONS

MARCH 9, 2018 | 6 to 9 PM

 


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 coordinator Lindsay Mathisen at lmathisen@brevardzoo.org with questions.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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.  Stay for a short visit or for the entire time!  

Weekends 

February 11 |10 AM to 12PM & 1 to 3 PM
February 24|10 AM to 12PM & 1 to 3 PM
March 10 |10 AM to 12PM & 1 to 3 PM
March 18|10 AM to 12PM & 1 to 3 PM

All Open Free Play Programs must preregister by emailing lmathisen@brevardzoo.org.  Quiet entrance will be available on the hour upon request.  Zoo Admission not included and not needed if just doing program. There is no charge for the program.


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 -11 AM on select Saturdays during the school year.  Participating families must complete 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.

 


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

Birthday Parties

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edprograms@brevardzoo.org


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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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