Fodor's Expert Review Brevard Zoo

Melbourne Zoo/Aquarium Fodor's Choice

At this Association of Zoo and Aquariums–accredited zoo you can stroll along the shaded boardwalks and get a close-up look at rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs, alligators, crocodiles, lemurs, jaguars, eagles, river otters, kangaroos, and exotic birds. Keeper chats are held throughout the day in which zookeepers feed and highlight various animals. 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 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.

Zoo/Aquarium Fodor's Choice Family Cruise

Quick Facts

8225 N. Wickham Rd.
Melbourne, Florida  32940, USA

321-254–9453

www.brevardzoo.org

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Rate Includes: $25

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