Three women are taking pictures with their cell phones of a white macaw during an event.

World Sea Turtle Day | June 16 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dive into the excitement of our yearly sea turtle extravaganza! Immerse yourself in an ocean of knowledge as you explore our sea turtle rehabilitation initiatives. Chat with our dedicated rescue team, get hands-on with engaging activities, and unravel the mysteries of these awe-inspiring creatures who grace call our beaches home. Free with Zoo admission. 

A Grevy's zebra and foal

Father’s Day Free Admission  | June 16

Dads are treated to free admission to the Zoo on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16)! Parents must be accompanied by a paying child of any age. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.


Youth Environmental Summit | July 1 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to make our world a better place? Teens ages 12-18 are invited to join a group of like-minded peers for this youth conference to network with professionals, hobbyists, and students working to protect our local waterways. Repurpose items into crafty animal enrichment, brainstorm unique ways to reduce our environmental footprint, and engage in more interactive fun!


Science Sundays | July 7 - August 25 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for our brand new Science Sunday series, where you can beat the heat and learn something neat! This exciting new program offers a unique blend of education and entertainment, designed to inspire curiosity and foster a love of science among guests of all ages. Each Sunday, you’ll have the chance to escape the summer sun and dive into engaging, hands-on activities led by knowledgeable experts in our air conditioned event space, Nyami Nyami River Lodge. From fascinating animal behavior demonstrations to interactive exhibits on conservation and environmental science, Science Sunday promises to be a highlight of your week, combining the thrill of discovery with the comfort of cool, shaded spaces.


World Shark Day | July 14 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Many of our sharks are facing the dire threat of extinction. Come visit the Zoo to dive deep into the world of sharks, uncover fascinating facts, and join us in dispelling myths. Together, we can discover ways to protect these vital marine creatures and ensure their survival for generations to come. Free with Zoo admission. 


ROARING Back to School | August 10 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Roar into the new school year and celebrate World Lion Day in style! Join us for an unforgettable day packed with fun, games, and lion-themed activities. Brevard County Public Libraries will be in the Zoo’s parking lot, and they’re bringing a wild offer: show your library card to get a BOGO admission (buy one, get one free) to the Zoo!



World Rhino Day | September 22 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an exciting day dedicated to celebrating and protecting one of the world’s most iconic animals: the rhino! As part of our efforts to help save rhinos, we have a lineup of special events and activities in Expedition Africa. Throughout the day, enjoy engaging keeper chats, witness special rhino enrichment sessions, and explore educational stations designed to inform and inspire. Learn about these magnificent creatures and discover how we can all contribute to their conservation.

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo | Saturdays and Sundays in October | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Get ready for a spooktacular time as our beloved family-favorite Halloween activity returns as a daytime event! Join us every Saturday and Sunday in October for an unforgettable Halloween experience filled with fun and excitement for all ages. Trick or treat at our treat stations, marvel at Halloween-themed decorations, and snap the perfect spooky photos. Enjoy the eerie ambiance with music and special performances that will leave you thrilled. Participate in engaging activities and, of course, visit your favorite Zoo animals dressed in your Halloween best!


Manatee Mania | November 23 | 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Are you a true Manatee Maniac, captivated by these charming, chubby mermaids with their delightfully boopable noses? Join us for an extraordinary celebration dedicated to these gentle giants! Enjoy a plethora of special activities designed to entertain and educate, ensuring a memorable experience for all ages. Meet our dedicated manatee rescue team and learn firsthand about their incredible work in manatee conservation.
Free with Zoo admission.