Open Daily
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening Guidelines

BREVARD ZOO VISITOR GUIDELINES

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Brevard Zoo, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

The guidelines listed below are TEMPORARY and will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Changes can occur at any time. 

Please note:

  • To ensure the safety of our staff, guests and animals, we have implemented many changes to the Zoo experience
  • To ensure proper social distancing, we have limited the number of guests visiting the Zoo each day

NEW ZOO HOURS FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS


Members

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last admission at 3:30 p.m.

Non-Members
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last admission at 3 p.m.

TICKETING REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS


All Zoo visits now require a timed ticket for both members and non-members that must be reserved online. Member tickets are FREE, but you are required to reserve a timed ticket online. 

  • All guests must reserve timed tickets for each member of their party
  • Zoo members need to bring their membership card, photo ID and timed tickets to enter the Zoo
  • Discounts on tickets are not available at this time, which includes reciprocal membership discounts
  • Timed tickets will be sent to your email as a .pdf attachment and can be scanned on your phone.
RESERVE TICKETS NOW

Guest and Member Services will be operating at a limited capacity to assist with membership and ticketing issues only. Timed ticket purchasing and reserving will need to be done online prior to your visit.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU


Timed Tickets
You cannot show up at the Zoo without a timed ticket. If you show up without a ticket, entry will be contingent on availability.

Mask or Other Facial Covering
All adults and children ages seven years of age and older must have a facial covering or mask that covers the nose and mouth to enter the Zoo. We recognize there are times during your Zoo visit when you will need to eat and drink, and this would mean a momentary removal of your mask, but you will be strongly encouraged to wear your mask at all times to protect our animals, staff and other guests.

Refillable Water Bottles
Our drinking fountains will be closed for the safety of our guests. Refillable water bottle stations are located near the Wonders of the Wild gift shop in the front of the Zoo and by the restrooms at Nourish 321.

Credit Cards
If you plan to experience a paid activity, rent a stroller or make other transactions in the Zoo, please note that we are not accepting cash at this time. We require a $4 minimum for every credit card purchase. Vending machines are available to purchase drinks and do take cash.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE

 

  1. Zoo staff will check cars upon arrival to confirm that everyone in your party has a mask and timed ticket
  2. If you arrive before the scheduled entrance time, your party will have to wait in your vehicle. Please ensure that you have everything with you before entering the Zoo.
  3. There is a one-way path throughout the Zoo’s loops. Guests will be allowed to spend time at an exhibit, but please maintain social distancing.
  4. Food is available for purchase at Nourish 321 but hours are currently limited to 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can place an order online so as to avoid standing in line. To learn more and place an order, click here.

WHAT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED?

 

  • Wildlife Detective Training Academy
  • Paws On Petting Zone
  • Touch Tank
  • Water and play areas in Paws On

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE?

  • Keeper chats
  • Deer and fish feeding

Please note that these precautions are TEMPORARY and will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please be patient with us as we try to best accommodate guest needs and state directives.

We want to thank you, our community, for your patience and support. We look forward to seeing you back at the Zoo!

Brevard Zoo is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services (www.800HELPFLA.COM) by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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