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Children in camp building animal home
Kids Programs

WHERE EDUCATION & FUN COLLIDE

The Zoo is nationally recognized for its education programs that spark a child’s interest in conservation, science, and the outdoors. These exciting programs are one-of-a-kind adventures that will take your child’s love of learning to new heights! Click HERE for information about our teen programs.

Zooper Kids (Ages 2 - 4)

Overview

Our Zooper Kids’ programs provide enriching opportunities for children ages 2 to 4 to experience nature in a safe, healthy and happy environment. Our goal is to nurture the physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of each child within a respectful, creative and caring atmosphere. Your toddler will delight in showing you how to get dirty while experiencing nature through crafts, activities, play, animal visitors and guided Zoo excursions. We offer classes on Saturdays as well as during the week.

 

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

  • Zookeeper introducing kids and parents to a snake

    Slither over to the Zoo to learn all about animal motion with Zooper Kids!

  • Kids playing outdoors

    Having fun with friends and enjoying the Zoo!

  • Boy imitating animal

    Can you hop like a kangaroo or climb like a lemur? Slither over to the Zoo to learn all about animal motion with Zooper Kids!

  • Parent and child at Zooper Kid class

    Hands on activities in the Wildlife Detective Training Academy.

  • Kids digging in the sand

    We’re getting down and dirty this month as we explore the world beneath our feet. Discover the fun of digging into science!

  • Boys pretending to be veterinarians

    Each class is themed and lots of fun for the family!

  • Young siblings lean against a tree

    It’s a wild and wonderful world we live in! Zooper Kids divie into habitats in our backyard and around the world.

Class Time and Cost

Virtual Storytime
Parent/Caregiver & Child Ages 2 to 4
Cost: $15 per household, per month
Time: 11:00 AM

Zoo Class
Fall Schedule TBD
Parent/Caregiver & Child Ages 2 to 4
Time: 9 to 10:30 AM

One- class cost: Adult/child pair
Members $ per month | Non-Members $

Two- class series cost: Adult/child pair
Members $ per month | Non-Members $

Four- class series cost: Adult/child pair
Members $ per month | Non-Members $

Virtual Storytime

Take a virtual visit to the Zoo as we read to your family and a different animal friend each week. Preschool children and their families will love this monthly series, which includes suggested at-home activities to go along with the animals you’ll meet.

Cost: $15 per household, per month
Time: 11:00 AM

August
Underground Adventures
Fridays 14, 21, 28

September
Turtle Tales
Fridays 11, 18, 25

October
Books with Birds
Fridays 9, 16, 23

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Classes at the Zoo

Fall program schedule coming soon.

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Be Outside with Brevard Zoo

Hello to all our friends! We want your family to stay connected with the Zoo, your favorite animals and nature!  Join us for a Be Outside with Brevard Zoo safari and activity adventure where we will show video segments spotlighting animals, outdoor activities and lots of other fun things for your family. Click HERE to see our prerecorded adventures!

Homeschool (Ages 5 - 12)

Overview

Jr. Zoo Crew offers a unique opportunity for homeschool students and families. Led by Zoo educators, our small-group and virtual courses will inspire and challenge homeschool students to explore topics in science and conservation through interactive lessons, animal encounters and much more. Masks required. Class sizes limited to 13 participants. A minimum enrollment of 10 paying participants is required to run. This program is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Class Time and Cost

Virtual Classes
Homeschool Monthly Class
Ages: 5 to 12
Time: 10 to 11:30 AM
Cost: $25 Household

Science in the Zoo Class
Ages: 9 to 13
Time: TBD
Cost: $20 Household

Classes at the Zoo
Ages: Classes for ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and families
Time: 2 to 4 PM
Cost: per person (all attendees need to purchase a ticket)
$23 Member | $28 Non‐Members

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Virtual Classes

Two virtual classes are currently being offered. The regular monthly homeschool class and a companion Science in the Zoo series. Regular virtual classes are structured for ages 5 to 12. Minimum of 20 household required for class to occur. The companion virtual class, Science in the Zoo is an after school series that offers opportunities for ages 10 to 13 to deeper dive into the Zoo and how science is used everyday from daily care of the animals to research in behavior and husbandry.

Virtual Classes
August
Animal Architects
Animal homes range from simple to extreme. Discover some of these incredible architectural marvels and the animals that build them.
Friday, August 21 | 10–11:30 a.m.

September
Pollinators Around the World
Explore the world of pollinators as we travel around the world from Florida to Madagascar, then unravel the mystery of the great monarch migration!
Friday, September 18 | 10–11:30 a.m.

October
Birds! Birds! Birds!
Step into the shoes of an ornithologist to uncover the secrets of feathers and flight.
Friday, October 9 | 10–11:30 a.m.

Science in the Zoo
Upcoming Class Topics
Dates and Registration Coming Soon

Animal Architects: Engineering in the Zoo
Pollinators around the World: Bee keeping in the Zoo
Birds, Birds, Birds: A Conservation Story
What Color is Your Camouflage: Spider Monkey Research

 

 

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Classes at the Zoo

Classes require a minimum of 10 to occur and a maximum of 13 per class.  If class maximums are met additional class dates and times will be added. Masks required.

August
Animal Architects
Animal homes range from simple to extreme. Discover some of these incredible architectural marvels and the animals that build them.
Drop off class
Ages 6–8 (Max 13 students)
Ages 9–12 (Max 13 students)
Monday, August 17 | 2–4 p.m.

Family class
Ages 5–12 with an adult (Max 13 participants)
Tuesday, August 18 | 2–4 p.m.
all attendees need to purchase a ticket

September
Pollinators Around the World

Explore the world of pollinators as we travel around the world from Florida to Madagascar, then unravel the mystery of the great monarch migration!

Drop off class
Ages 6–8 (Max 13 students)
Ages 9–12 (Max 13 students)
Monday, September 14 | 2–4 p.m.

Family class
Ages 5–12 with an adult (Max 13 participants)
Monday, September 15 | 2–4 p.m.
all attendees need to purchase a ticket

October
Birds! Birds! Birds!
Step into the shoes of an ornithologist to uncover the secrets of feathers and flight.

Drop off class
Ages 6–8 (Max 13 students)
Ages 9–12 (Max 13 students)
Monday, October 5| 2–4 p.m.

Family class
Ages 5–12 with an adult (Max 13 participants)
Monday, October 6 | 2–4 p.m.
all attendees need to purchase a ticket

For more information on in-person class safety and protocols, click HERE.  

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Be Outside with Brevard Zoo

Hello to all our friends! We want your family to stay connected with the Zoo, your favorite animals and nature!  Join us for a Be Outside with Brevard Zoo safari and activity adventure where we will show video segments spotlighting animals, outdoor activities and lots of other fun things for your family. Click HERE to see our prerecorded adventures!

Jr. Zookeeper Club (Ages 10 - 13)

Overview

Hey, 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.

Each program focuses on a different topic to give Jr. Keepers a unique experience. Twice a year we offer an exclusive Jr. Zookeeper Club events. Participants receive a pin to add to their badge. Collect as many pins as you can!

Activities may include:

  • Workshops
  • Assisting with conservation projects
  • Special animal talks
  • Treasure hunts in the Zoo
  • Behind the scenes tours
  • Crafts and games
  • Much more!
  • This program is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Monthly Programs
Members $ | Non-Members $

Exclusive Events
Members $ | Non-Members $

Badge
$20 per badge and pins. One-time purchase needed, but not required.

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Virtual Classes

Virtual Classes

Zoo Science in the Zoo
Each program will explore ways our Zoo uses science every day; From daily care of the animals to research in behavior and husbandry.  Join our educators as we dive into how science is used in big and small ways all around our Zoo. 

Time: Coming Soon
Cost: $TBD Household

Upcoming Class Topics
Animal Architects: Engineering in the Zoo
Pollinators around the World: Bee keeping in the Zoo
Birds, Birds, Birds: A Conservation Story
What Color is Your Camouflage: Spider Monkeys

Dates and Registration Coming Soon

Classes at the Zoo

No offerings at this time for on-site fall classes. Please see virtual class offerings.

Monthly Programs
Members $ | Non-Members $

Exclusive Events
Members $ | Non-Members $

This program is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Badge
$20 per badge & pins. One-time purchase needed, but not required.

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Night Time Adventures (Ages 5 - 12)

Overview

We first want to say “thank you” to our amazing community for your support during this challenging time. The fun may be postponed, but our need is still there.  Click here to see how you can help.

 


Brevard Zoo offers children’s night hikes, overnights and scouting adventures!

Adults can enjoy an evening out, while the kids embark on a wild escapade at the Zoo. 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, games and pizza for dinner and overnights include all the above and a continental breakfast! Find our 2020 Evening Program schedule HERE.

Night Hike
Ages 5 to 12
5 PM to 9 PM
Cost: per child
Members $25 | Non-Members $35

Overnight
Ages 7 to 12
5 PM to 9 AM
Cost: per child
Members $35 | Non-Members $45

 

Night Hike & Overnight Program Registration

Night Hike
Ages 5 to 12
5 PM to 9 PM
Cost: per child
Members $ | Non-Members $

Overnight
Ages 7 to 12
5 PM to 9 AM
Cost: per child
Members $ | Non-Members $

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Book a Birthday Party

We first want to say “thank you” to our amazing community for your support during this challenging time. The fun may be postponed, but our need is still there.  Click here to see how you can help.

 


Host a Nighttime Adventure Birthday Party at Brevard Zoo! We offer great party packages to make your child’s day special and memorable. Click HERE for package details!

Schedule Your Own Group Night Hike or Overnight!

We first want to say “thank you” to our amazing community for your support during this challenging time. The fun may be postponed, but our need is still there.  Click here to see how you can help.

 


Do you have to plan an event for your club, organization, school, scout group or family reunion? Experience one of the wildest places, and treat them to an evening safari through the Zoo with lots of fun-filled activities. Each private group night hike includes a themed room, an animal encounter, nighttime Zoo excursion, activities, games and pizza for dinner! The overnight includes all the above and a continental breakfast! Contact Program Registrar at 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for details and reservations.

One FREE Adult per 10 youth booked. Minimum of 15 paying participants.
Cost per participant
Night Hike: $35
Overnight: $45
Daily Zoo Admission options available.

Scouting Adventures

Overview

We first want to say “thank you” to our amazing community for your support during this challenging time. The fun may be postponed, but our need is still there.  Click here to see how you can help.

 


Include Brevard Zoo in your next scouting experience! Learn about the Zoo and our animals in one of our fun-filled workshops, night hike or overnight programs. All programs complement scout badge requirements. Click HERE for flyer.

Private Night Hike & Overnight Adventures

We first want to say “thank you” to our amazing community for your support during this challenging time. The fun may be postponed, but our need is still there.  Click here to see how you can help.

 


Have you ever been to the Zoo at night? It is the wildest place in Brevard! Everyone will enjoy a night safari hike into the Zoo, up-close animal encounters, crafts and activities and pizza for dinner. Or spend the night and conclude the adventure with a continental breakfast in the morning. Your troop can extend your adventure by adding Zoo admission.

NIGHT HIKES

Program Time: Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 9 PM

OVERNIGHTS

Program Time: Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 PM to 9 AM

One free adult for every 10 scouts. Minimum of 15 paid participants. Maximum 50 participants. Call 321.254.9453 x252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org to schedule your troop’s next adventure!

Day at the Zoo

Great for small troops or large troops! Your wild adventure begins at Brevard Zoo! Reserve an education program, kayaking adventure or train ride to make the day memorable!

Click HERE for group pricing or contact edregistrar@brevardzoo.org or call 321-254-9453 x219 to schedule a custom adventure!

 

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Scouting Workshops

Brevard Zoo offers scouts a variety of workshops that meet badge requirements. Each workshop promises hands-on fun and learning with planned activities, animal encounters and admission to the Zoo. Workshops are available on Saturday, Sunday and school holidays. Pick a date and a workshop, then contact the Education Registrar at 321.254.9453 x252 or edprograms@brevardzoo.org for a fantastic scouting adventure! Don’t see your badge? Sign up for a night hike or overnight for a more customized experience. To download registration forms to distribute to your group, click HERE.

CUB SCOUT PATCH OFFERINGS

Program Time: 9 am to 12 pm or 1 to 4 pm
Cost: per person $20

Tiger: Tigers in the Wild
Wolf: Paws on the Path
Bear: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Webelos: Into the Wild
Wolf: Digging in the Past

GIRL SCOUT PATCH OFFERINGS

Program Time: 9 am to 12 pm or 1 to 4 pm
Cost: per person $20

Daisy: 3 Cheers for Animals
Brownie: Hiker
Brownie: Bugs
Brownie: Pets
Junior: Animal Habitats
Cadette: Animal Helpers
Cadette: Night Owl (available as an overnight- additional cost)
Senior: Voice for Animals

Sensory-Friendly Programming (All Ages)

Overview

In May 2017, we opened 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. 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 parents and the children themselves. Contact inclusion coordinator Lindsay Mathisen at lmathisen@brevardzoo.org for more information about offerings for individuals, groups and school groups.

Exceptional Nature Space Playtime

We first want to say “thank you” to our amazing community for your support during this challenging time. The fun may be postponed, but our need is still there.  Click here to see how you can help.

 


Come discover, build and play with us! Playtime is a designated opportunity for children and their families to explore the Exceptional Nature Space during an open play or themed session.  Stay for a short visit or for the entire time!

11 AM to 3 PM

All Playtime program participants must pre-register by emailing lmathisen@brevardzoo.org.  Quiet entrance will be available on the hour upon request.  Zoo Admission not included and not needed if just attending the program. There is no charge for Play Time. Dates subject to change.

Do you belong to a play group or organization and are looking for a great play space for your next outing? Fall dates are booking fast! Contact Lindsay at lmathisen@brevardzoo.org to schedule your next play time in our Exceptional Nature Space!

Sensory-Friendly Events

Families of individuals with unique sensory processing needs are welcome to attend sensory-friendly events during the year! Pre-registration is required for all events. Registration fee may apply. Areas of the Zoo may be closed during event, see event details when purchasing tickets.

Sensory Boo at Zoo Ι October Coming Soon

 

If the program date is not visible after you click the REGISTER NOW button, then that program is full.
Call 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for waitlist.

Schedule Your Own Group Play Date!

Contact exceptional needs coordinator Lindsay Mathisen at lmathisen@brevardzoo.org for more information about program offerings for individuals, groups or school groups.

Sensory Bag

Sensory bags can be checked out at Guest Services and the Cape to Cairo Express ticket booth on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each bag includes a weighted lap pad, noise-canceling headphones, fidget toys and other items that may help guests with unique sensory-processing needs get the most out of their Zoo experience. There is no charge to use a sensory bag.

Social Story

The following social story is designed for guests with Autism Spectrum Disorders to enhance their Zoo experience, but may be used by anyone. Please note that some exhibits may be loud on days that are crowded. A list of helpful hints at the end of the story can help caregivers better prepare for a Zoo visit. If you have any questions about your visit on a particular day, feel free to contact lmathisen@brevardzoo.org. Click HERE for the Zoo social story.


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