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You can vote once per day through May 23.

For the third year in a row, we’ve been nominated as one of the best zoos in North America by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards! Want to help us get to the top? You can vote once per day through May 23 at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-zoo-2022/brevard-zoo-melbourne-fla/.

A panel of experts worked with 10Best’s editorial team to choose the nominees for each category and the top 10 winners will be determined by popular vote. We’ll need your help to get us to the top. Our kayaking tour was also nominated for the Best Zoo Exhibit category!

In 2020, we took fifth place overall and last year, we took sixth place overall—but how cool would it be to have the top Zoo in the entire continent right here in your own backyard? Let’s make it happen!


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.