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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Group of homeschool students

Brevard Zoo's Mission

"Wildlife Conservation Through Education and Participation"


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. Each module is themed and classes are held from 2 to 4 PM.  Ages 9 to 12 is drop-off and ages 5 to 8 is optional drop-off. Monday classes are held simultaneous and are separated by age.  A minimum enrollment of 10 paying participants is required to run. Click here for a program flyer. See our Educator or Family Workshops for more fun! 

Ages 5 to 8 & 9 to 12
2 to 4 PM

Cost: per student
$15 Member | $25 Non‐Members.



  • Close up image of mineral

    Let's Rock

    Sept. 10 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) Sept. 11 (ages 5 – 8) Sept. 17 (ages 9 - 12)

    Take a journey from the Appalachian Mountains to the beaches of Florida! We’ll use scientific tools and methods to learn about the minerals of these regions and explore the life cycles of rocks.

  • Green frog

    Animal Myth Busters

    October 8 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) October 9 (ages 5 – 8) October 15 (ages 9 - 12)

    Do frogs give you warts? Do bats suck your blood? Do ostriches bury their heads in the sand? Find out if these and other age-old animal myths are true or false! This program compliments our November Night Hike, but is not a requirement.

  • Friends during night hike

    Creatures of the Night

    Special Time! 5 – 7 pm November 12 & 13 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12)

    Ever wonder about the nocturnal world? Want to know what these animals do while we sleep? Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night, while discovering the adaptations needed to survive in the dark.

  • Cheetah

    Wildlife in Danger

    December 10 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) December 11 (ages 5 – 8) December 17 (ages 9 - 12)

    Learn about endangered animals, what we can do, and how zoos and aquariums are working together to bring these creatures back from the brink.

  • Meerkats

    Say Whaaaat Animal Communication

    January 14 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) January 15 (ages 5 – 8)

    Squeak, snort, growl, grunt—what does it all mean? Are they just noises or are animals trying to tell us something?

  • Frog wearing superhero mask

    Animal Super Senses

    February 11 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) February 12 (ages 5 – 8)

    Meet the animals that inspired some of your favorite superheroes and learn how scientists use their “super senses” to create new technology!

  • Boy with hands-on science experiment

    March Madness

    March 11 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) March 12 (ages 5 – 8)

    Unleash your inner mad scientist through hands-on experimentation and the scientific method. It’s sure to be mad, mad fun!

  • Stingray

    Shark Week

    April 8 (ages 5 – 8 & 9 – 12) April 9 (ages 5 – 8)

    Think you know everything there is to know about sharks? Dive in for a closer look at these amazing creatures, see how they’re classified and meet their prehistoric relatives!

  • Group participating in Indian River Lagoon Exploration

    Indian River Lagoon Exploration Day

    April Offsite 9:30 am - 1pm Friday, April 26 (ages 9 – 12)

    Spend the day as a marine biologist in the Indian River Lagoon! Search for fascinating creatures and use scientific tools to conduct water quality measurements. This is NOT a drop off program.

  • Homeschool students makes

    Homeschool Day

    January 2020!

    Explore the learning opportunities offered by the Zoo and other local organizations! This special event includes hands-on activities, exciting animal presentations, a train ride and discounted Zoo admission.


APRIL 26, 2019
Ages 9 to 12 | 9 AM to 1 PM

Join us for a day as a marine scientist, exploring the Indian River Lagoon.  Using scientific instruments, we will be conducting water quality measurements to be entered into a real scientific data base as well as seining for marine life. This is NOT a drop off program, children must be accompanied by paying adult.

August 2019
9:30 AM to 3 PM

Join us for Homeschool Day and explore the many learning opportunities offered by Brevard Zoo and other local educational organizations! This special event includes introduction to Brevard Zoo’s Homeschool programming, special animal presentations, hands-on activities presented by local organizations and Zoo admission. This is not a drop-off program; children must be accompanied by paying adult.


  • Students learning in lagoon

    Indian River Lagoon Exploration Day!

    Indian River Lagoon Exploration Day for homeschoolers is fantastic! Hope to see you at the lagoon! Limited tickets are available, purchase your tickets early!

  • Alligator

    Oh My!

    Special keeper talks and more!

  • Boy looking through microscope

    Homeschool Program

    In this microscopic lesson we collected and identified aquatic animals and peeked into the world of microscopic organisms.

  • Education specialist introducing children to animal

    Up-close animal encounters

    Education specialist introducing children to animal

  • Homeschool students makes

    Homeschool Day

    January 2020!

    Explore the learning opportunities offered by the Zoo and other local organizations! This special event includes hands-on activities, exciting animal presentations, a train ride and discounted Zoo admission.



Homeschool groups can book any of our EdZOOcation Program Experiences and qualify for reduced admission as a private group booking.  Learn more.


Do you belong to a homeschool group and want to do something unique and educational with your group? Plan your own private night hike or overnight at the Zoo and experience one of the WILDEST places around! Ages 5 and up (with parent or caregiver). To reserve a date, call 321.254.9453 x252 or email

Cost per participant:
Members $35 | Non-Members $45
One FREE Adult per 10 youth


The Zoo Teen Program provides a way for youth to serve their community in pursuit of environmental awareness and career exploration. Teens are offered a variety of opportunities throughout the year. Learn more. 

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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