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Arctic Blast Tuesdays | Tuesdays in June & July | 11:30 am & 1 pm

Looking for a place to chill out this summer? Cool off at the wildest place in town during Arctic Blast Tuesdays! Every Tuesday in June and July at 11:30 am and 1 pm, we will drop giant ice cubes into the Paws On Play Lagoon. The ice will melt quickly so be sure to arrive on time!

Youth Environmental Summit | Saturday, July 29 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Youth ages 12 – 18 are encouraged to join our Zoo Teens for the sixth annual Summit! Meet like-minded peers for a day of fun workshops and hands-on projects. Registration for the summit is required; cost is $15 and includes lunch and an event bag. Click here to register. To see the  schedule, click here.

Hop Back to School | Saturday, August 5 | 10 am – 3 pm

The Brevard American Association of Zookeepers invites you to leap into the school year with a slimy celebration! Meet frogs and toads, play amphibian-themed games, get your face painted and enter a coloring contest. We’ll be collecting donations for SAVE THE FROGS!, so bring your spare change! Included with Zoo admission.

Bonsai Weekend | August 19 & 20 | 10 am – 4 pm

See dozens of incredible miniature trees and purchase a bonsai of your own at this event facilitated by the Bonsai Society of Brevard. A bonsai care demonstration will take place at 1 pm on both days. Included with Zoo admission. A bonsai workshop for ages 10 – 17 is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 3 pm.


Cold-Blooded Weekend | September 2 - 4 | 10 am - 3 pm

Enter the world of reptiles, amphibians, insects and more at this beloved annual event. You may have the chance to feed stingrays, cheer for your favorite tortoise in a nail-biting reptile race and chow down on invertebrates at our Bug Buffet! All activities included with Zoo admission.


Boo at the Zoo | October 13 – 15, 20 – 22 & 27 – 29 | 5:30-9 p.m. (Fridays & Saturdays), 5:30-8 p.m. (Sundays)

Stop by the Zoo in October to experience this family-favorite Halloween activity, featuring more than 30 treat stations each weekend. Once you’ve had your fill of candy, take a ride on the Boo Choo train, rock out with our DJ, channel your creative spirit with creepy crafts and go for the gold in our costume contest! more…


Jazzoo | Saturday, November 4 | 7 - 11 pm

Don’t miss our most exciting, vibrant and energized event of the year! The 8th annual Jazzoo is sure to be an unforgettable night with live music, multiple open bars and extraordinary food from the area’s best restaurants and caterers. more…

Holiday Happenings | All December long

Strap on your jingle bells and head to the Zoo for a flurry of festive fun! Enjoy a blizzard of activities including animal encounters, games, crafts, music and the chance to meet Santa Claus. More information coming soon.

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Science Cafés | Second Wednesday of each month | 6 pm

Science Café is a collaboration between the Zoo and the Florida Institute of Technology. It is place where anyone interested in science or technology can discuss topical issues with the help of an expert in the field. Best of all, it is not a lecture! Each session is free and open to the public. more…

Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of the events at the Zoo. For information, please contact Chris Stagman at cstagman@brevardzoo.org or call 321.254.9453 ext. 485.




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