Brevard County Zoo
*I received complimentary admission in exchange for this review. But all opinions are 100% my own.
Brevard County Zoo is a must see attraction when traveling along the Space Coast in Florida. The Brevard County Zoo opened it’s doors in 1994 and is the only zoo in the nation that is a community built zoo. Over 16,000 volunteers helped build the Brevard County Zoo and keeps it going today. This zoo is truly one of a kind and allows guests to have a very unique experience no matter what their age is.
This zoo is unlike any other zoo I have been too because they have lots of great experiences that no other zoo in the US offers. My favorite activity was being able to Kayak past the animals. They even have an unselfie station that helps raise funds for their conservation efforts! Check out Jennifer’s video from Solo Girl Travels! I need one of these cameras!
Activities at the Zoo
Feed the giraffe’s is in the Exhibition Africa section of the zoo, kids of all ages can feed the giraffe’s for only $2. It is a great way to be up close and personal with the giraffe’s.
Kayak through the zoo (only 30 minutes) and don’t worry if you haven’t kayaked before the guides will help you along the way.
Enjoy Zookeeper Talks
Ride the Train allows you to see the Australian Avery and goes around Lemur Island. It is only $3 for a 10 minute train ride.
Pet a Rhino–Meet one of the Zoo’s rhinos up close and personal. These encounters are offered daily (contingent on weather and rhinos) from noon to 1 p.m. at a cost of $15 per person ($10 per person for Zoo members if purchased at the Zoo). Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets have to be purchased prior from Kayak Beach. Each tour lasts about 20 minutes. The afternoon we were there, they were “playing or fighting” whichever way you want to look at it. It was fun to see active Rhino’s which is something that I have never seen.
Explore the Aquarium
The Zoo is divided into 5 major sections:
Wild Florida is all things Florida and I think I enjoyed the alligator most of all. It was huge and I could have just watched him for hours.
Le Selva Rainforests of South America includes a rainforest with a jaguar and lots of great birds, mammals, and of course monkeys.
Expedition Africa was the area we spent the most time in. Getting up close and personal with giraffes’ and all of the other animals while enjoying a ride through the zoo in a kayak.
Austral/Asia was great and I saw my first ever “jumping” kangaroo, although it wasn’t a true jump, he was just more active than the ones I’ve seen in the past. I was like a kid in the candy store for real!
Admission to the Zoo
The Brevard Zoo is open from 9:20 am until 5 pm each day! Adult tickets are $16 each and children from 2 years old to 12 years old are just $12. Out of every admission ticket 25 cents of each ticket supports Brevard Zoo’s conservation programs.
I received complimentary admission in exchange for this review. But all opinions are 100% my own.