Schedule of Events:
Sculpture Safari | Now through November
On your next visit, keep your eyes peeled for 16 life-size metal animals, including giraffe, elephants, lions and more, scattered around Zoo grounds. These sculptures were all made from recycled materials by a group of 19 young artists in Nairobi, Kenya.
The artists, called Ark Collective, were recruited from disadvantaged, impoverished backgrounds and given the opportunity to learn valuable skills such as design, metal cutting and welding—all of which were used to create the sculptures now housed at the Zoo! Click here for a checklist of Sculptures. Sculpture Safari is included with Zoo admission.
These sculptures were generously stored and transported by Brand Transfer & Storage.
Wildlife Detective Field Station | Weekends & Holidays through September 29 | 10 am – 5 pm
Explore Florida’s past and present at Brevard Zoo’s newest attraction, the Wildlife Detective Field Station!
Use scientific tools to uncover real fossils found right here in the Sunshine State. Marvel at the remains of mammoths, giant ground sloths and other prehistoric creatures.
Once you’ve brushed up on your fossil knowledge, race to get the top score on the Mystery Trail. With 20 minutes on the clock, assemble a team to find the clues, unlock boxes and solve the puzzle! Last admission into the area is 4 p.m. The last Mystery Trail admission is 4:30 pm. Recommended for ages seven and up.
For an extra fee, sift through a sluice and take home your very own fossils and minerals!
Cold-Blooded Weekend | August 31 to September 2 | 10 am – 3 pm
Join us for a celebration of the scaly, slimy and spineless! Featuring live animal displays, fascinating presentations, interactive keeper chats, games, crafts and much more, Cold-Blooded Weekend is not to be missed. All activities included with general Zoo admission.
Snakes provide valuable “pest control” wherever they’re found. View native snakes (including a few venomous species) from Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and hear from the experts about these often-misunderstood reptiles.
Scared of spiders? You’re not alone! Dr. Fiona Cross grew up “terrified” of the arachnids, but slowly overcame her phobia as she learned more about these fascinating creatures. Now known as Doctor Spider, she’s dedicated her career to uncovering the secrets of jumping spider cognition. Learn about her research and develop a newfound appreciation for our eight-legged friends!
As if that weren’t enough, you can also peek into a beehive and purchase local honey from Brevard Backyard Bookkeepers; view a cockroach training demonstration; meet representatives from Restore Our Shores, Sea Turtle Healing Center and Sea Turtle Preservation Society; and sample real insects at the Bug Buffet!
September Discount Days | Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in September after Labor Day
Stop by the Zoo for September savings beginning after Labor Day! Admission is just $5 on Tuesdays, and on Saturdays and Sundays, kids ages 3–11 receive FREE admission when accompanied by a paid adult (no more than four children per adult). Open to Florida residents only; must present state-issued photo ID or utility bill with address. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions. Presented by our corporate partners.
Teacher Open House | Wednesday, September 18 | 5:30 – 8 pm
Mix and mingle with fellow teachers, plan great experiences for your students and win fun door prizes! Educational organizations and businesses from throughout Central Florida will be present to speak with you and provide informational handouts and freebies for your classroom and school. Registration is required to attend this educators-only event.
Sensory Boo at the Zoo | Saturday, October 5 | 5 – 7 pm
Enjoy trick-or-treating, games and more throughout Paws On at this event designed for individuals with unique sensory processing needs and their families. The Exceptional Nature Space will be open for play, too. Go to calendar website to register.
Boo at the Zoo | October 11 – 13, 18 – 20 & 25 – 27 | 5:30 – 9 pm (Fridays & Saturdays), 5:30 – 8 pm (Sundays)
Boo at the Zoo is back and more spooktacular than ever! Stop by the Zoo in October to experience this family-favorite Halloween activity featuring more than 30 treat stations each weekend. Once you’ve had your fill of candy, rock out with our DJ, explore the haunted house (recommended for ages eight and up), take an adventure on the Boo Choo Train, channel your competitive spirit with fun games and go for the gold in our costume contest!
Since Boo at the Zoo is an evening event, most animals are not on exhibit. Last admission one hour prior to event close.
Jazzoo | Saturday, November 2 | 7 – 11 pm
Featuring unlimited food from more than 50 restaurants, numerous open bars stocked with top-shelf libations and performances from a diverse array of musicians across nine stages, Jazzoo is a night you won’t soon forget! Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Veterans Day | November 9 – 11
This Veterans Day weekend, current military and veterans are invited to enjoy complimentary general admission to the Zoo. In the event a service member is deployed overseas, the Zoo will admit their spouse at no charge.
Proof of military service is required to claim offer. Accepted methods of identification include a United States Uniformed Services Privilege and Identification Card (active/reserve/retired), current Leave and Earnings Statement, DD 214, veteran ID, uniform or photograph in uniform. This promotion may not be combined with any other offers.