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Family Programming

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"We Share Our Joy of Nature to Help Wildlife and People Thrive"


Brevard Zoo is nationally recognized for its education programs and facilities that spark children’s interest in conservation, science, and the outdoors. These exciting programs offered below will take your family on a one-of-a-kind adventure here at the Zoo or in your neighborhood. In addition to all the fun, your family will make lasting memories. We hope your family will join us on your next adventure.


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. Our monthly Saturday morning meet-ups will help families discover new outdoor experiences and often include giveaways. Registration is required, email Kristen at kgunderson@brevardzoo.org

Join us on Facebook at Brevard Family Nature Club for fun activities, reminders, program registration information and more!  

Family Nature Club
Time: 9:30 to 11 AM

Listen up! |June 25 | Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
Picnic in the Park |July 23 |Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
Creepy Crawlies |Aug 27 | Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
Flying High | September 10 | Gleason Park (Indian Harbor Beach
Flying High | September 24 | Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
Nature’s Colors | October 8 | Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
Nature’s Colors | October 22 | Hundred Acre Hollows
Hiding in Plain Sight | November 5 | Enchanted Forest
Hiding in Plain Sight | November 19 | Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
SEAson’s Greetings | December 3 | Pelican Beach Park
SEAson’s Greetings | December 17| Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space

Do you have a play group? Email edregistrar@brevardzoo.org to book a private experience for your group in our Exceptional Nature Space!



Walking through the Zoo at night is a completely different experience. The paths that had been familiar during the day take on a different look and feel. Small creatures can make big noises and others are on the move. Come explore the zoo after hours with us!

The night hike includes an animal encounter, Zoo excursion, activities and games! Questions? Email edprograms@brevardzoo.org or call 321.254.9453 x219.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Family Cost: per person
Members $15 | Non-Members $20

Monthly Programs
Florida Fossils | August 20
Hundred Acre Hollows | October 22
Painting on the Wild Side | December 9

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    Nighttime Adventures!

    April 10 | Ages 5 and up

    Family Night Hike: Help us preserve nature as we explore the zoo at night "thyme" and see some amazing nocturnal animals along our way.

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    Hundred Acre Hollow

    October 16 | Offsite

    Ready for a field trip? This class will meet at Hundred Acre Hollow where we will learn all about native critter populations and the habitats they call home!

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    Seasons Greetings


    Stroll through the seasons and discover how weather changes throughout the year. Soo how zoo staff care for our animals in all conditions.

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    Family Night Hike

    New Date! June 5 | Ages 5 and up

    World Environment Day: Ecosystem Restoration


Hello to all our friends! Welcome to Be Outside with Brevard Zoo. We want your family to stay connected with the Zoo, your favorite animals and nature! So let’s get outside, explore and investigate with your family. We have created several weeks of adventures, activities for the whole family to enjoy from anywhere. Invite your cousins, grandparents and friends to join along.

Click HERE to for all activities, animal encounters, and more as we play, build and explore! 



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. 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.



In May 2017, we opened the Exceptional Nature Space, a behind-the-scenes natural play area with an authentic outdoor experience. The area is a modified natural habitat that is both safe and stimulating. It is designed to be flexible to meet the unique needs of children with varying exceptionalities. Within this carefully defined space, kids are 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 ongoing observations and feedback from the parents, staff and the children themselves. Amenities may include loose parts for building materials, mud paint, and a mud kitchen. Visit our Exceptional Nature Space page to learn more. Join our Family Nature Club for monthly programs in the Exceptional Nature Space.



For children ages 5 to 12
Jr. Zoo Crew offers a unique opportunity for homeschool students to explore interesting and current topics in science and conservation.  Ages 9 to 12 is drop-off and ages 5 to 8 is optional drop-off. Learn more.


Your toddler will delight in showing you how to get dirty while experiencing nature through crafts, activities, play centers, animal visitors and guided Zoo excursions. Learn more.


Is your family interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Would you like to be a part of a nationwide conservation effort? Or do they 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.

Birthday Parties

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