This article is part of "The Patrick AFB Online Relocation Package".
The Brevard Zoo is one of the unique gems of the area and a must see. It's a small but very clean and an attractive place to spend an afternoon with the family or just to take a leisurely stroll. The highlight of your trip will undoubtedly be the world class Giraffe exhibit, where you can get a great up close view as well as feed these gentle animals.
The zoo was a true community project that came to fruition when it opened its doors in 1994, and has been a source of community pride since its creation. Over 16,000 people joined together to help build the zoo back in 1992.
The zoo has five separate and distinct exhibit areas, as well a train ride around Australia and Africa.
- La Selva (South American Rain Forest)
monkeys, jaguars, tapirs...
- Wild Florida
alligators, otters, bald eagles... as well as kayaking in the Florida Wetlands
- Australia /Asia
Kangaroos, wallabies, dingos...
- Expedition Africa
giraffes, rhinoceroses, lemurs.. and an African kayak adventure
- Paws on Play
This interactive area is getting a complete makeover and should be done in the winter of 2009.
Prices to visit the zoo are reasonable: $11.50 for adults, $8.50 for children 2-12, and free for children under two. You can become a member of the zoo and for $75 get a family membership for the year. (unlimited admission).
The Brevard Zoo is a true treasure for the Space Coast and I highly recommend a visit. To find out more please visit the Zoo's website.