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Get up-close with our crash of rhinos!

Go beyond a bow and wrapping paper this holiday season and consider gifting your loved ones with special experiences! Besides giving them some special memories – you’re also being sustainable by skipping purchasing new items that might eventually end up in the trash – along with the wrapping that comes with them.  

Get up-close with our rhinos 

Meet our magnificent, massive rhinos up close and personal in this incredible zookeeper-led experience! Schedule your rhino encounter 

Become a Zoo member 

Besides being able to enjoy the Zoo year-round, our amazing members receive discounts on gifts, concessions, camps and education programs; exclusive updates about your favorite Zoo residents; and discounted admission to more than 120 zoos and aquariums across the continent. Check out our membership packages 

 Learn with us – and have fun!  

Spark a student’s interest in conservation, science and the outdoors by enrolling them in one of our educational programs! Keep an eye out for future one-of-a-kind adventures like night hikes, exceptional friendly programs, special nature play with Zooper Kids and more. View our upcoming dates here 

“Adopt” a Zoo resident  

A holiday favorite for any Zoo lover! Support our animal care programs through a symbolic adoption and receive a plush toy, an official certificate and more. Choose between sloth, giraffe, sea turtle and 13 other species. Learn more about this program 

Adventure with Treetop Trek 

Soar through a lush Florida forest with an annual pass or a single-day ticket. Choose from four courses of varying difficulty (plus a kid-friendly course) packed with zip lines, rock walls, tightropes and other challenging obstacles. Explore our different courses. 

Other ways to gift experiences outside of the Zoo: 

  • Sign up your loved one for cooking classes.  
  • Enjoy a beach day together.  
  • Explore nature at a local park.  
  • Give them a subscription to a audiobook platform, streaming service, online magazine or other online entertainment.  
  • Make your own gifts! Some ideas: DIY candles, baked goods or tea mixes.  
  • Buy used. Consider shopping at thrift stores or antique outlets. 

Extra tips for a sustainable holiday season: 

  • For Brevard County residents: Live Christmas trees can be set out with regular yard waste after Christmas, the trees can be repurposed through a mulching process; or you can leave them in your backyard to compost naturally while providing shelter and food for wildlife. Remember: trees must be completely bare of decorations including lights, ornaments, tinsel, fake snow spray, stands, etc. 
  • Holiday lights cannot go in curbside recycling, but they can go to metal recyclers! Check out the Brevard County Recyclopedia for more information.  
  • Use baskets, newspaper, paper bags, burlap, cloth, or other creative reusable options for gift wrapping. Store bought wrapping paper is not recyclable. 
  • ‘Tis the season for new electronics! Don’t forget: You can bring in your old smartphones, tablets, handheld gaming devices, digital cameras, chargers, headphones and other small electronics to the Zoo for reclamation through our Eco-Cell program! The electronics drop-off box is located to the left of the Zoo ticket booth just outside of the Guest Services office.

Brevard Zoo is an independent, not-for-profit organization that receives no recurring government funding for our operating costs. Your generous support enables us to continue to serve our community and continue our vital animal wellness, education and conservation programs.