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Brevard Zoo, Melbourne

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With boardwalks that bring you up to the height of a giraffe's head, Brevard Zoo offers an amazing opportunity to see the black-tongued creatures up close, to pet and feed them, and to be photographed with them. This smallish zoo has more than 650 animals, including multicolored lorikeets (like parrots) you can feed and that may sit on your shoulders. Paddle through the wetlands on a nice, easy kayak ride that gives a different look at many parts of the zoo and its inhabitants. Hop on the Cape to Cairo Express, a train that takes you around Lemur Island, where you can see dromedaries, ostriches, and scimitar oryxes--a species that is extinct in the wild. The zoo is divided into five main areas: Africa, Australasia, Wild Florida, La Selva (the wilderness of South America), and Paws on Play, which has a petting zoo, an aquarium, a pizzeria, and more. If you like zoos but dread the idea of an all-day affair with too much walking, this smaller zoo will appeal to you. If you're a member of another zoo, bring your card and ask if this one has reciprocal admission. Use our Melbourne travel planner to add Brevard Zoo and other attractions to your Melbourne vacation plans.
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  • This zoo is a great place for family fun! On hot days there's a shallow water pool for kids to play in and it is well shaded for additonal coolness! Thee Safari train is incredible, you can see many a...  more »
  • Wonderful family friendly experience. Volunteers were abundant and helpful. Interesting , great dinosaur exhibit, very clean.  more »
  • This zoo is very fun! It has the perfect amount of walking between the exhibits and among beautiful vegetation. The staff including the volunteers were nice & helpful. There were many side excursions ...  more »
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  • I went on Saturday 3/10/18 as my second time and I love it more and more! I did the Challenge Reloaded zip course with the zoo admission, bird and giraffe feedings, train ride and kayaking. Lizzie our kayak guide is freaking awesome! All of the staff I encountered were very attentive and helpful and fun! This is by far my favorite zoo solely because of all the neat interactions and because it is very well maintained! Will definitely be coming back.
  • I've only been to two zoos in my lifetime so not much to compare to. This zoo is a gazillion times better than the other zoo I visited. The animals seemed very well cared for and the whole place is well kept. There were plenty of staff on hand to answer questions and offer information on just about every exhibit. I thought the price of admission was fair considering all they have to offer.
  • I took my son here for his birthday and we had a wonderful time, we really liked feeding the birds and getting close to the kangaroos! The staff is super sweet and informative, I just wish we would have gotten there earlier I didn't know they closed at five... But my experience was great and we hope to go again soon! I've been to several zoos and this is my favorite so far it was so cool getting close to the animals!
  • I loved this zoo! They are helping promote animal welfare! All their birds exhibits told about how they needed stimulated with new toys regularly. They had wonderful staff. Very happy and active animals. I really appreciated how large their exhibits were. This zoo is also much bigger then it looks on Google maps! I added some of the dinosaur exhibit photos, not sure they have that all the time however.
  • Small but wonderful zoo.The animals are cared for well. Great extra activities such as canopy walk and kayaking. Educational Trina ride for the little ones as well. I have an annual pass and live taking my two year old all the time. Also a kids water play area for hot Florida summers.
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