Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida

We purchased a Groupon for a Brevard Zoo membership, I paid $51.  I knew we were planning a trip to Florida to that area and this would be a good value for our family.  They are an AZA affiliate zoo (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) so my membership has reciprocal at many zoos and aquariums.  Normal admission is $16 for adults and $12 for children, we would have paid $44.



Feed the Giraffes for $2, much cheaper than other zoos we have visited!




Feed the Lorikeets for $1.

It started out simple enough…


But then his friends noticed the nectar..


She handled it well but didn’t appreciate the one that landed on her head.


Seed sticks are $1.


But maybe the best part for kids is the splash zone.  The zoo had a water area for the kids included in the price.



We loved this zoo. The staff was so friendly, they told us stories of the animals in their care and how they came to be at the zoo. We asked about hurricanes and the animals.  We spent several hours at Brevard Zoo and will visit again.

And the best part was our AZA zoo membership was good for a year. We visited Tampa Zoo, Milwaukee Zoo and others on the one purchase.

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26 thoughts on “Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida

  1. Oh my goodness…the one of the bird on her head is priceless! Would you just look at her expression!!!! Thanks for joining in and linking up at Song-ography.

  2. How fun is this place! I love zoos – this one seems great!

  3. Wow this looks and sounds like a great zoo. Loved the shot of your daughter with the bird on her head.

  4. What a fun zoo visit. I would have loved feeding the Lorikeets. Awesome photos. Thank you for linking up with Saturday’s Critter party. Have a happy week!

  5. That is such great value for your money. I really like that you’re able to interact with the animals. The zoos I went to as a kid never had that. Though, I don’t think I would be too happy either if a bird landed on my head. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler. Don’t forget to link back to one of the cohosts when you get a chance. See you next week 🙂

  6. I’m from the Melbourne area (Cape Canaveral, to be exact) and LOVE seeing pictures of our zoo! I was so excited when I saw your link in the Monday link up, I clicked on it before I even shared my own link! Thanks for sharing your pictures 🙂

  7. great photos!! i’ve got to see if the zoos in our area are aza…our closest zoo is the north carolina zoo which is a couple of hours.

  8. Oh wow! Dropping in to your blog from Australia, i had no idea there was a Melbourne in the USA! We love going to zoos, It’s a great family day out 🙂

  9. This looks like a really fabulous zoo.


  10. Wow that was a good deal. Great photos, it looks like a lot of fun was had at the zoo.

  11. That zoo looks awesome — especially the splash zone. We love the AZA membership with its reciprocals. We have visited many zoos that way.

  12. How fun! Looks wonderful for kids! Greetings from Egypt!

  13. Looks like someone had a lot of fun! Love the giraffe and leopard pics. My WW

  14. There really are some great zoos in Florida. Looks like you had a fun time.

  15. This zoo looks like so much fun. Loving the bird on her head! Thank you for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.

  16. Looks like fun. I just shared a post on GCFL and it really made me want to go there. Thanks for sharing at the Anything Goes linky at Bacon Time. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

  17. Now this place looks like fun – and I love the shot of your daughter covered in birds.

  18. kim

    What a great zoo that lets you get up close and personal. The Lorikeet experience looks amazing! I did that in Singapore years ago, but the birds weren’t as eager. I love to feed giraffes, too. Its amazing how large their heads are!

  19. So cool. Zoo memberships are the best. We love checking out different ones when we travel. Thanks for sharing tbtlinkup

  20. budgettraveltalk

    I see some Aussie Birds in there. Feeding the lorikeets is a favourite thing to do in Australia as well. They are noisy feeders aren’t they. Looks like a great day for the family and now you can use the card to visit other zoos and aquariums. Excellent value 🙂

  21. This looks like so much fun. Look at her face! I love good zoos. Such memories!

  22. How amazing that there is a zoo in Florida in Melbourne and it has Aussie birds in it too! That’s so fun!

    Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G’Day Saturday linky party! Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  23. Looks like a great zoo! Love how close you get to the giraffes! Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler 🙂 See you next week!

  24. That looks like a blast! We just went to Busch Gardens in Tampa and it cost more than $2 and $1 to feed the giraffes and lorikeets so we didn’t do it. Great idea to get a membership and visit another state’s zoo. Our zoo is part of that membership too but we didn’t get one this year.

    Thanks for linking up with #smallvictoriessunday last week. Hope you link up again, this week’s just went live!

  25. I loved your pictures. I think I’ll plan a trip with my granddaughter and let her experience that,too.

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