Mail: Brevard Zoo
8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
The Zoo is open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Last admission at 3:30 pm. Members can get into the Zoo early at 9 am. Tickets are required to be reserved online in advance. See current guidelines
Some sections of the Zoo open late. Paws On and Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond open at 10 am.
Sometimes the Zoo closes early for special events. We are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
On rare occasions, the Zoo will close to accommodate large groups. Sign up for our email newsletter or “like” us on Facebook for advance notifications about these closures.
Buy online and save! Reserved tickets required, walk ups are not guaranteed a spot and on-site tickets are $2 more. Click here to see pricing.
Visit our events calendar for upcoming events. We add events throughout the year, so be sure to check back often.
We offer several dining options for you and your family to enjoy during your visit to the Zoo. At Nourish 321, indulge in mouth-watering burgers, hearty sandwiches and wholesome salads; these made-to-order items include vegan and vegetarian options, so you’re sure to find something to please your palate. Adjacent to Nourish 321 are kiosks featuring frozen drinks, Dippin’ Dots ice cream, snacks and more.
Enjoy fresh pizza and sandwiches at Slice, a walk-up venue overlooking the Indian River Play Lagoon in Paws On. When you’re done splashing around, stop by Cones for soft-serve ice cream, Dole Whip and frozen alcoholic beverages.
Not all venues are open every day. Call ahead or visit the administrative office for more information.
Outside food is not permitted in the Zoo, but you may use the picnic tables outside the main entrance.
Click here to view a map of the Zoo.
We are hiring for positions across several departments. Visit our careers page for more information.
8225 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940
For general park information, please call 321.254.9453.
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The Zoo is a smoke-free facility. Smoking and vaping are only permitted in the parking lot.
The Zoo is handicap accessible. Some areas include gentle ramps or tightly compacted substrate. There is an elevated walkway in Rainforest Revealed that is accessible by stairs or electronic lift; we recommend calling prior to your visit to ensure the lift is operational.
Strollers, wheelchairs and ECVs are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis and are available at the main entrance. Please see our main service window to purchase your rentals.
An ATM is located inside the Zoo’s entrance.
Found personal property is kept in the Zoo’s administrative office for 24 hours, then discarded. We accept no responsibility whatsoever for items left in the Zoo.
The Zoo is open rain or shine and the vast majority of our experiences are outdoors. During severe weather, some animals will go off habitat and certain activities may close; these activities typically reopen 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder is heard. Refunds and rain checks are not offered for inclement weather.
Arrange a meeting place and time should your party become separated. Feel free to approach any staff member or volunteer for assistance. We are unable to make announcements over a loudspeaker.
See an attendant at the front for a hand stamp before leaving and present the stamp upon re-entry.
In keeping with our family-friendly atmosphere, and for health and safety reasons, the Zoo strictly enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn in the park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear except in the water play area of Paws On. Clothing with rude, vulgar or offensive language or graphics is not permitted at any time. Zoo admission may be denied if clothing is deemed by management to be inappropriate.
Alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Zoo. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the park may not leave the premises. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection from the park without refund. No one under 21 years of age is permitted to consume alcoholic beverages, and proper identification is required to purchase and/or consume alcoholic beverages at the Zoo (one drink per customer at one time). Guests are prohibited from taking beer or wine purchased in the park out through the front gate.
Pets are not permitted in the Zoo, with the exception of service animals. Service animals must be checked in at the front office. Under Florida statute, animals are not to be kept in vehicles unattended.
A variety of ticket packages are available. See Adventures & Packages for information and prices of Zoo packages, activities and other options.
Your ticket includes admission into the Zoo. Certain experiences, such as animal feedings, kayak tours and train rides, require an additional fee.
Children under three years of age are admitted at no charge. All guests ages three and older require a ticket.
Yes. Groups of 15 or more people are eligible for a general admission discount. Visit the groups page for more information.
Parking is always free.
Gift certificates are not available, but you can purchase tickets and memberships for others through our online store.
We accept cash as well as Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards. Checks are not accepted.
We do not offer AAA discounts.
Tickets can be purchased at the Zoo to receive a discount. Reservations will not be required. A $2 surcharge will still apply.
No. However, group rates are available.
We do not offer refunds or rainchecks for inclement weather.
Click here. After choosing your selected membership, click the Join Now or Renew Now button. If you are renewing, you will need your Member ID number or your email address to complete the process.
No. We know longer have plastic membership cards. To activate your digital membership card, you will need to download the EMembership App from the Apple App or Google Play stores. Then search for and select Brevard Zoo. Finally, click “Find My Membership Cards” and enter your membership number and last name. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date-specific tickets are valid only on the specific dates shown. Tickets and memberships without specific dates are valid during the current operating season.
Tickets, memberships and all vouchers purchased on this site are non-refundable. Please be sure you have selected the correct tickets and the correct number of tickets before completing your purchase. No refunds will be issued once a ticket is purchased. No refunds or rain checks will be issued due to inclement weather. The Zoo is an outdoor facility with little indoor space. Please plan your trip to the Zoo accordingly based on the anticipated weather conditions for that day.
Before you make your final purchase, carefully review your selections. We do not offer refunds for any tickets purchased online or at the gate. Our tickets are non-transferable. Tickets purchased for park special events are only accepted at the gate for the day of the event.
If you wish to speak with a customer support agent, please call 321.254.9453.
The best way to visit the Zoo is often — with a Zoo membership. Available online or at our front gate, get a membership and visit as often as you want for as long as you choose. One-day tickets are also available.
The Zoo is open rain or shine, except in the event of a hurricane. Refunds or rainchecks for inclement weather are not offered.
Alcoholic beverages may not be brought onto Zoo property.
The park is less crowded on weekdays, especially Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
There is one ATM located at the main entrance for your convenience. Traveler’s checks and personal checks are accepted at the Zoo. Money orders are not accepted.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
We do not offer a currency exchange.
In keeping with our family-friendly atmosphere, and for health and safety reasons, Brevard Zoo strictly enforces a dress code. Proper attire must be worn in the park at all times, including shirts and appropriate footwear except in the water play area of Paws On. Clothing with rude, vulgar or offensive language or graphics is not permitted at any time (shirts cannot be turned inside out as a solution). Bathing suits may be worn only in the water park area. Park admission may be denied if clothing is deemed by management to be inappropriate.
We offer first aid at the front office, 321 Nourish and in Paws On. For assistance, ask any staff member.
Groups of 15 or more people are eligible for a group discount. See Group Rates.
Pets are not permitted in the park, with the exception of service animals. Service animals must check in at the front office. Under Florida statute, animals cannot be left in vehicles unattended.
No recreation wheels, including Heelys and other tennis shoe-style roller skates, are permitted in the Zoo.
Any person with a current military ID card receives $3 off admission into Zoo admission.
Guests who leave the park and plan to return must walk through the front office. Upon return to the park, the day’s receipt must be shown to the front office staff person for re-entry.
Firearms and weapons of any kind are not permitted on Zoo grounds.