Northeast Coast Sights

Brevard Zoo

  • 8225 N. Wickham Rd. Map It
  • Melbourne
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

At the only Association of Zoo and Aquariums–accredited zoo built by a community, you can stroll along the shaded boardwalks and get a close-up look at rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs, alligators, crocodiles, giant anteaters, marmosets, jaguars, eagles, river otters, kangaroos, exotic birds, and kookaburras. Alligator, crocodile, and river-otter feedings are held on alternate afternoons—and no, the alligators don't dine on the otters. Stop by Paws-On, an interactive learning playground with a petting zone, wildlife detective training academy, and the Indian River Play Lagoon. Hand-feed a giraffe in Expedition Africa or a lorikeet in the Australian Free Flight Aviary, and step up to the Wetlands Outpost, an elevated pavilion that's a gateway to 22 acres of wetlands through which you can paddle kayaks and keep an eye open for the 4,000 species of wildlife that live in these waters and woods. Adventurers seeking a chimp's-eye view can zipline through the zoo on Treetop Trek.

Sight Information


8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, Florida, 32940, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $16.95; $20.50 with train and giraffe and lorikeet food; Treetop Trek $22–$57
  • Daily 9:30–5, last admission 4:15

Published 09/18/2015


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