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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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 - 5)

Overview

Our Zooper Kids’ programs provide enriching opportunities for children ages 2 to 5 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  during the week.

  • 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

Class at the Zoo
Parent/Caregiver & Child Ages 3 to 5
Time: 9 to 10:30 AM

Three- class cost: Adult/child pair
Members $75 per month | Non-Members $90 per month
Save $5 per program by registering before October 30!

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

October
Books with Birds
Fridays 9, 16, 23

November
Fantastic Florida
Fridays 6, 13, 20

December
Gentle Giants
Fridays 4, 11, 18

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

Registration now open. Classes fill quickly.

Masks required. 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.

  • sloth plush

    This or That

    October 14, 21, 28 or October 15, 22, 29

    Creatures fast, big, slow and small—the animal world has it all!

  • scarlet ibis

    Critters of All Colors

    November 4, 11, 18 or November 5, 12, 19

    From pink flamingos to yellow snakes, the Zoo is home to many colorful creatures! Embark on a rainbow-themed adventure and discover how animals use color to survive.

  • Aquatic animal wish list sting ray

    Move This Way

    December 2, 9, 16 or December 3, 10, 17

    Running, hopping, swimming, crawling and slithering are just a few ways our residents get around. Explore different types of movement and learn how they help animals survive in their habitats.

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 (School Age 5+)

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. On-site class masks are 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.

Class Time and Cost

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

Science with the Zoo Class
Cost: $10 Household, per class

Classes at the Zoo
One-Hour Class
Ages: 9 to 12 
Time: see ticket
Cost: $12 per person 

Two-Hour Class
Ages: Classes for ages 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and families
Time: 9 to 11 AM or 2 to 4 PM
Cost: per person (all attendees need to purchase a ticket)
$23 Member | $28 Non‐Members

Virtual Classes

Virtual Classes
The virtual classes are structured for ages 5 to 12. Minimum of 20 households required for class to occur.

September 18: Pollinators Around the World
October 9: Birds! Birds! Birds!
November 13: What Color Is Your Camouflage?
December 11: Where the Wild Things Were

Science with the Zoo Virtual Series
In the Science with the Zoo virtual series, you’ll learn how Brevard Zoo and other organizations use science every day. Chat with keepers, conservationists and researchers about day-to-day animal care, habitat design, veterinary treatment and more. These classes are structured for pre-teen and teens. The pre-teen classes will incorporate interactive components and the teen classes will be more technical and partner with other organizations. The Brevard Zoo Teen conservation group will present the teen classes. Click HERE for a flyer.

Pre-Teen Series: ages 9 to 13
Time: 10 a.m. (lasts 60-90 minutes)
September 25: The Mystery of Bees
October 23: Bear Necessities
November 20: Monkey Business
December 18: All Creatures Big and Small

Teen Series: ages 12 and up
Time: 1 p.m. (lasts 60-90 minutes)
September 27: The Fellowship of the Oryx
October 25: Stop Droplets and Roll
November 22: Sharks and Rays, Oh My!
December 20: Sustainable Sea Turtles

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.

  • Macaw

    Birds! Birds! Birds!

    October 9 | 10–11:30 a.m.

    Virtual Class From the cassowary’s claw to the beak of the macaw, everything about birds is downright amazing! Step into the shoes of an ornithologist to study feathers, flight, songs and more.

  • monarch butterfly

    Pollinators Around the World

    September 18 | 10–11:30 a.m.

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

  • Beekeeper tending to hive

    The Mystery of Bees

    Science with the Zoo September 25 | 10 a.m.

    Get the buzz on beekeeping and unravel the sweet mysteries of honey by taking a peek inside the Zoo’s own beehives.

  • Florida black bear. A female Florida black bear looks at camera while laying on tree stump.

    Bear Nacessities

    Science with the Zoo October 23 | 10 a.m.

    What does it take to keep Cheyenne and Brody happy? Discover how engineering experts helped us design a bear habitat packed with creative, enriching elements.

  • Black-handed Spider Monkey

    Monkey Business

    Science with the Zoo November 20 | 10 a.m.

    Why would a team of university scientists want to hang out at the Zoo all day? Let’s find out what our troop of spider monkeys had to teach these researchers.

  • Perdido key beach mouse

    All Creatures Big and Small

    Science with the Zoo December 18 | 10 a.m.

    Humans build homes, shopping centers and entire cities—sometimes without realizing how this affects the smallest of animals. See how the Zoo uses science to protect wildlife and wild places of all kinds.

  • Scimitar-horned Oryx

    The Fellowship of the Oryx

    Science with the Zoo September 27 | 1 p.m.

    Saving species is hard work. Learn how accredited zoos are collaborating to bring scimitar-horned oryx and other rare animals back from the brink of extinction.

  • vetrinary care

    Stop Droplets and Roll

    Science with the Zoo October 25 | 1 p.m.

    We all know how people are coping with the pandemic, but what about wild animals and those in human care? Explore the science of epidemiology and its connection to wildlife.

  • A stingray pup receives an ultrasound by a vet to check his organs.

    Sharks and Rays, Oh My!

    Science with the Zoo November 22 | 1 p.m.

    Elasmobranchs (also known as sharks, rays and skates) have a bad rap. Slice through these misconceptions with science and see how you can help these incredible animals survive and thrive in the ocean.

  • intake 2 A Zoo employee uses large caliper to measure the width of a sea turtle's head

    Sustainable Sea Turtles

    Science with the Zoo December 20 | 1 p.m.

    What does it mean to live sustainably? Recycling is a good place to start, but there’s so much more to it than that! Visit our Sea Turtle Healing Center to take a deep dive into eco-friendly living.

  • bobcat

    Where the Wild Things Were

    As the Florida environment changes, many animals are adapting. Let’s take an exciting quest through the Zoo to explore why some animals can survive among humans while other do not.

  • jaguar

    What Color Is Camoflage

    What do spider monkeys and macaws have in common? Trek through a variety of habitats and get an up-close look at some curious creatures to discover how color helps animals survive.

Classes at the Zoo

Registration now open. Classes fill quickly. Register now button below.

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

One-Hour Class
Drop off class optional
(all participants must purchase a ticket)
9:30 a.m.
Florida Expedition
October 2: Ages 6 to 8
Wetlands Exploration
November 6: Ages 8 to 13
Florida Then and Now
December 4: Ages 9+

Two-Hour Class
Drop off class
9 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 4 p.m.
Family class
2 to 4 p.m.
Birds! Birds! Birds!
Drop off: Monday, October 5 or Tuesday, October 13
Family: Tuesday, October 6
What Color Is Your Camouflage?
Drop off: Monday, November 9 or Tuesday, November 17
Family: Tuesday, November 10
Where the Wild Things Were
Drop off: Monday, December 7 or Tuesday, December 15
Family: Tuesday, December 8

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.

  • Butterfly on flower

    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!

  • Colorful close up of feathers

    Birds! Birds! Birds!

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

    A close-up of bird feathers is very colorful, with blues, yellows, greens and reds.

  • jaguar

    What Color Is Camoflage

    What do spider monkeys and macaws have in common? Trek through a variety of habitats and get an up-close look at some curious creatures to discover how color helps animals survive.

  • bobcat

    Where the Wild Things Were

    As the Florida environment changes, many animals are adapting. Let’s take an exciting quest through the Zoo to explore why some animals can survive among humans while other do not.

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.

Virtual Classes
In the Science with the Zoo virtual series, you’ll learn how Brevard Zoo uses science every day.
Monthly Programs
Science with the Zoo Class
Cost: $10 Household, per class
Badge not available for virtual classes.

Classes at the Zoo
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. Not available with Virtual Classes.

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

Science with the Zoo
In the Science with the Zoo virtual series, you’ll learn how Brevard Zoo uses science every day. Chat with keepers, conservationists and researchers about day-to-day animal care, habitat design, veterinary treatment and more. These classes are structured for pre-teen and teens. The pre-teen classes will incorporate interactive components and the teen classes will be more technical and partner with other organizations. The Brevard Zoo Teen conservation group will present the teen classes.  Click HERE for flyer.

Science with the Zoo Class
Cost: $10 Household, per class
(badge not available with virtual classes)

Pre-Teen Friday Series: ages 9 to 13
See Homeschool Virtual Classes
Time: 10 a.m.

Teen Sunday Series: ages 12 and up
Time: 1 p.m. (lasts 60-90 minutes)
September 27: The Fellowship of the Oryx
October 25: Stop Droplets and Roll
November 22: Sharks and Rays, Oh My!
December 20: Sustainable Sea Turtles

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.

  • Beekeeper tending to hive

    The Mystery of Bees

    Science with the Zoo September 25 | 10 a.m.

    Get the buzz on beekeeping and unravel the sweet mysteries of honey by taking a peek inside the Zoo’s own beehives.

  • Florida black bear. A female Florida black bear looks at camera while laying on tree stump.

    Bear Nacessities

    Science with the Zoo October 23 | 10 a.m.

    What does it take to keep Cheyenne and Brody happy? Discover how engineering experts helped us design a bear habitat packed with creative, enriching elements.

  • Black-handed Spider Monkey

    Monkey Business

    Science with the Zoo November 20 | 10 a.m.

    Why would a team of university scientists want to hang out at the Zoo all day? Let’s find out what our troop of spider monkeys had to teach these researchers.

  • Perdido key beach mouse

    All Creatures Big and Small

    Science with the Zoo December 18 | 10 a.m.

    Humans build homes, shopping centers and entire cities—sometimes without realizing how this affects the smallest of animals. See how the Zoo uses science to protect wildlife and wild places of all kinds.

  • Scimitar-horned Oryx

    The Fellowship of the Oryx

    Science with the Zoo September 27 | 1 p.m.

    Saving species is hard work. Learn how accredited zoos are collaborating to bring scimitar-horned oryx and other rare animals back from the brink of extinction.

  • vetrinary care

    Stop Droplets and Roll

    Science with the Zoo October 25 | 1 p.m.

    We all know how people are coping with the pandemic, but what about wild animals and those in human care? Explore the science of epidemiology and its connection to wildlife.

  • A stingray pup receives an ultrasound by a vet to check his organs.

    Sharks and Rays, Oh My!

    Science with the Zoo November 22 | 1 p.m.

    Elasmobranchs (also known as sharks, rays and skates) have a bad rap. Slice through these misconceptions with science and see how you can help these incredible animals survive and thrive in the ocean.

  • intake 2 A Zoo employee uses large caliper to measure the width of a sea turtle's head

    Sustainable Sea Turtles

    Science with the Zoo December 20 | 1 p.m.

    What does it mean to live sustainably? Recycling is a good place to start, but there’s so much more to it than that! Visit our Sea Turtle Healing Center to take a deep dive into eco-friendly living.

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.

Teen (Ages 13 +)

Science with the Zoo

Virtual Program

In the Science with the Zoo virtual series, you’ll learn how Brevard Zoo uses science every day. Chat with keepers, conservationists and researchers about day-to-day animal care, habitat design, veterinary treatment and more. These classes will be hosted and coordinated by the Brevard Zoo Teen Conservation Leaders. Click HERE for a flyer.

Science with the Zoo Class
Cost: $10 Household, per class

Teen Sunday Series: ages 12 and up
Time: 1 p.m. (lasts 60-90 minutes)
September 27: The Fellowship of the Oryx
October 25: Stop Droplets and Roll
November 22: Sharks and Rays, Oh My!
December 20: Sustainable Sea Turtles

Check out September’s partners by visiting their sites below!

Snow Leopard Conservancy 
Brookfield Zoo 

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.

  • Scimitar-horned Oryx

    The Fellowship of the Oryx

    Science with the Zoo September 27 | 1 p.m.

    Saving species is hard work. Learn how accredited zoos are collaborating to bring scimitar-horned oryx and other rare animals back from the brink of extinction.

  • vetrinary care

    Stop Droplets and Roll

    Science with the Zoo October 25 | 1 p.m.

    We all know how people are coping with the pandemic, but what about wild animals and those in human care? Explore the science of epidemiology and its connection to wildlife.

  • A stingray pup receives an ultrasound by a vet to check his organs.

    Sharks and Rays, Oh My!

    Science with the Zoo November 22 | 1 p.m.

    Elasmobranchs (also known as sharks, rays and skates) have a bad rap. Slice through these misconceptions with science and see how you can help these incredible animals survive and thrive in the ocean.

  • intake 2 A Zoo employee uses large caliper to measure the width of a sea turtle's head

    Sustainable Sea Turtles

    Science with the Zoo December 20 | 1 p.m.

    What does it mean to live sustainably? Recycling is a good place to start, but there’s so much more to it than that! Visit our Sea Turtle Healing Center to take a deep dive into eco-friendly living.

Zoo Teen Volunteer Program

Zoo Teens volunteer once a month on their assigned Saturday or Sunday, typically from 9 am to 3 pm. The day is divided in half, with one opportunity in the morning before lunch and another opportunity in the afternoon. Assignments include:

  • educational outreach with Discovery Carts and live animals
  • raising funds for conservation and educational programs
  • helping care for animal ambassador collection
  • assisting staff in the Petting Zone and Touch Tank
  • assisting staff with summer and winter camps
  • Assisting staff with special events and seasonal functions

Learn more HERE.

Night Time Adventures (Ages 7 - 12)

Overview

We first want to say “thank you” to our amazing community for your support during this challenging time. Support the Zoo! Click here to see how you can help.

The fun may be postponed for public night hike and overnight programs, but private group night hike opportunities are available. To check available dates and make a reservation, please email edprograms@brevardzoo.org or call 321.254.9453 x252.


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

 

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!

 

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 an animal encounter, nighttime Zoo excursion, activities and lots of fun!

Contact Program Registrar at 321-254-9453 x 252 or email edprograms@brevardzoo.org for details and reservations.

 

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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