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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!

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. Free registration required. Email for more information. Join us on Facebook at Brevard Family Nature Club for fun activities, program registration information and more!  Print our Fall 2021 Flyer!
Registration required for Family Nature Club programs, email the Education Registrar at  Do you have a play group? You can also participate or book a private experience, email our education registrar. 

Family Nature Club
Time: 9:30 to 11 AM
Take a Hike!
November 6 at the Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
November 13 at Lipscomb Park
November 20 at Dick Blake Park
World Wildlife Conservation
December 4 at the Zoo’s Exceptional Nature Space
December 11 at Lipscomb Park
December 18 at Fox Lake Park

Join our “Brevard Family Nature Club” Facebook group for updates and registration.



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 or call 321.254.9453 x219.

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

Register Now!
  • Kids looking for animal during night hike

    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.

  • Alligator swimming

    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.



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.  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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