Northeast Coast Sights

Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science

  • 2201 Michigan Ave. Map It
  • Cocoa

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

This is the place to come to see what the lay of the local land looked like in other eras. Hands-on activities draw children, who especially migrate toward the Imagination Center, where they can act out history or reenact a space shuttle flight. Not to be missed are Ice Age–era creatures such as a fully articulated mastodon, giant ground sloth, and saber-tooth cat. The Windover Archaeological Exhibit features 7,000-year-old artifacts indigenous to the region. In 1984, a shallow pond revealed the burial ground of more than 200 American Indians who lived in the area about 7,000 years ago. Preserved in the muck were bones and, to the archeologists' surprise, the brains of these ancient people. Nature lovers appreciate the museum's butterfly garden and the nature center with 22 acres of trails encompassing three distinct ecosystems—sand pine hills, lake lands, and marshlands.

Sight Information

Address:

2201 Michigan Ave., Cocoa, Florida, 32926, USA

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Phone:

321-632–1830

Sight Details:

  • $9
  • Closed Sun.–Tues.

Published 07/06/2017

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