Group of Jr. Zookeepers


Jr. Zookeepers

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"


Hello Tweens! Are you between the ages of 10 and 13 and interested in animals, conservation and the environment? Join the Jr. Zookeeper’s Club and experience up-close animal encounters, go behind-the-scenes, learn about our animals, and meet new friends. Click HERE for the 2018 flyer and HERE for the 2019.

Each program focuses on a different topic to give Jr. Keepers a unique experience. Twice a year we offer an exclusive Jr. Zookeeper Club event. Programs are supervised by Zoo education staff. Participants receive a pin at the end of the day to add to their badge. Collect as many pins as you can!

Activities may include:

  • Enrichment Workshops (making toys/treats for the animals)
  • Assisting with conservation projects
  • Special animal talks
  • Treasure hunts in the Zoo
  • Behind the scenes tours
  • Crafts and games
  • Much more!

Monthly Programs
Members $15 | Non-Members $25
1 to 3 PM

Exclusive Events
Members $24 | Non-Members $34
5 to 9 PM

$10 per badge, one time purchase needed



  Jr. Zookeeper programs are non-refundable and non-transferable. Waitlist options available for full classes. Please email


  • Visayan warty pig

    Shifting Seasons

    November 18

    Ever wonder how seasons and climate can affect animals in the wild? Join us as we explore Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond, taking a closer look at how our choices can initiate change for the better.

  • Hedgehog making art

    Paint to Protect Night Hike

    December 14

    Start a conservation conversation through art. This extended adventure includes an after-hours night hike through the Zoo, a canvas to paint and a pizza dinner.

  • Deer

    Delightful Deer

    February 17

    Discover how our amazing keepers provide exceptional care to keep deer and other animals thriving in their Zoo home.

  • Children feeging birds in the aviary

    Animated Aviary

    March 10

    How do we make sure that fun experiences for Zoo guests are also healthy for the animals? Help make seed sticks for our feathered friends before we head over to the aviary.

  • Flroida Black Bear enjoying animal enrichment

    Brisk Bears

    April 14

    Check out the choices that go into planning a new habitat as we learn about one of the Zoo’s newest citizens.

  • Education keeper preparing meals

    Jr. Zoo Chefs

    May 19

    With over 900 animals to feed, our Zoo chefs stay busy. Join us as we get creative with animal diets and enrichment. Pizza lunch included. Time: 9 am – 1 pm Cost: $25 Members, $35 Nonmembers



Start a conservation conversation through art. Includes an after-hours night hike through the Zoo, a canvas to paint and a pizza dinner. Space is limited, register early!


  • Group listening to zookeeper at Tapir chat

    Tapir Meet & Greet

    Zoo Keeper Training & Enrichment Talk

  • Group during behind the scene tour of the Sea Turtle Healing Center

    Zoo Keeper Day

    Exclusive behind the scene tour of Sea Turtle Healing Center.

  • Kids overlooking tank at Sea Turtle Healing Center

    Zoo Keeper Day

    Exclusive behind the scene tour of Sea Turtle Healing Center.

  • Kids listening to animal caretaker talk about sea turtles

    ZooKeeper Day

    Exclusive behind the scene tour of Sea Turtle Healing Center.

  • Junior Zookeeper

    Zoo Keeper Day

    Education Program

  • Group of students listening to animal caretaker

    Meeting Zoo Keeper

    Fun with Friends!

  • Group participating in educational activity


    Education Program

  • Animal meet and greet

    Meet & Greet

    Education Program

  • Students dissecting a squid

    Dissecting Squid

    Fun with Friends!

  • Group meeting the veterinary staff

    Exclusive Tour

    Meeting Trevor T. Zachariah, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACZM Director of Veterinary Programs at the Animal Care Center.

  • Group participating in educational activity

    Fun with Friends!

    Group participating in educational activity



JULY 21, 2018 | 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
$15 per participant, includes event and lunch!

Each year the Zoo Teens organize a Youth Environmental Summit.  Their goal is to empower youth from across Florida, ages 12-18, to play an active role in conservation by providing them with information and tools. Attendees discuss environmental concerns, attend workshops and participate in hands-on projects. Click HERE for registration and more information. Space is limited!


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.


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