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Family Programming

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"


FAMILY PROGRAMS

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.


SCIENCE WITH THE ZOO!

Virtual Classes
In the Science with the Zoo series, you’ll learn how Brevard Zoo uses science every day.  During this virtual class we will chat with keepers, conservationists and researchers about day-to-day animal care, habitat design, veterinary treatment and more. These classes are structured for tweens, teens and families with a focus grade level between 5th and 8th.

Science with the Zoo Class
Cost: $10 Household, per class
Time: 1 p.m. (lasts 60-90 minutes)

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  • Indigo Snake

    Science Counts!

    March 28

    Did you know you can be a part of science research? Science is all around us! Learn how you or your family can engage and participate in important science research while learning more about plants and animals.

  • Beehive

    Pollinate My Garden Please!

    April 25

    Fly with us as we discover the world of pollinators. From the smallest insects to reptiles and mammals, pollinators are everywhere. Join our beekeepers behind the scenes as we learn the ins and outs of beehives and beekeeping.

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    Life in the Ocean!

    May 23

    Explore behind the scenes at our Sea Turtle Healing Center and take a deep dive into eco-friendly living. Meet one of our patients and explore how we can protect our lagoon and oceans while living a more sustainable life.


FAMILY NIGHT TIME ADVENTURES

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 x252.

April 10  & June 5| 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Family Cost: per person
Members $15 | Non-Members $20

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  • 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.

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    Family Night Hike

    New Date! June 5 | Ages 5 and up

    World Environment Day: Ecosystem Restoration


FAMILY NATURE CLUB

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 edprograms@brevardzoo.org for more information. Join us on Facebook at Brevard Family Nature Club for fun activities, program registration information and more!  Registration required for Family Nature Club programs, email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for more information. 

Family Nature Club
Time: 9:30 to 11 AM

Arbor Day
Help us preserve nature as we explore the zoo at night ’thyme’
April 17 – Family Nature Night Hike at the Zoo (night program and cost applies)
April 10 – Lipscomb Park, with community partner Evans Center

Mother Ocean
Celebrate the sea and learn about marine debris.
May 8 – Lipscomb Park, with community partner Evans Center
May 22 – Paradise Beach and Park in Melbourne

 


BE OUTSIDE WITH BREVARD ZOO!

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! 

 


FAMILY 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. 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.

 


EXCEPTIONAL NATURE SPACE

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.


COME GROW WITH US…

HOMESCHOOL: JR. ZOO CREW

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.

TODDLER & ME: ZOOPER KIDS

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.

FROGWATCH

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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321.254.9453 x252
edprograms@brevardzoo.org


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