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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 was the last AZA zoo in Florida we had to visit and it was an amazing facility, They have a great collection of animals including a few we haven't seen yet. Most of the paths were shady, a... 
    This was the last AZA zoo in Florida we had to visit and it was an amazing facility, They have a great collection of animals including a few we haven't seen yet. Most of the paths were shady, a...  more »
  • We wanted something do after after disembarkation from cruise. We had a late flight and thought this would be nice to spend time and visit. It is about 30 minutes from the port and our flight was.....  more
    We wanted something do after after disembarkation from cruise. We had a late flight and thought this would be nice to spend time and visit. It is about 30 minutes from the port and our flight was.....  more »
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  • UPDATE: Revisiting the ZOO with both my kids and family. First visit was just me and my daughter. Highly recommend this place where you can spend easily spend few hours with your little ones or family. We found all the staff so helpful and knowledgeable. Admission tickets were reasonable, free parking. The zoo is small but good enough that you do not get tired like any other theme parks (especially with the kids). We made it through in about 4 hours which includes the kids play time at the Paws On (Small water pool). Kiddos loved it. We did not do the Train, Kayaking or the Zip line. Over all fun for the kids.
  • One of the smaller zoos I've been to, but seriously one of the best! We spent about 3 hours there just exploring and we didn't even see everything. There are a large variety of animals and creatures to see. I also found their concessions to be reasonably priced and they have a wide variety of options there too. We road the train which was a blast and the splash pad was a highlight for my daughter! We will definitely be back.

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