Posts Tagged With: Brevard Zoo

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.

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

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Feed the Lorikeets for $1.

It started out simple enough…

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But then his friends noticed the nectar..

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

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Seed sticks are $1.

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

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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.  https://brevardzoo.org/

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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I love me some deal sites!

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How do we do this?

#3 Use deal sites!

Use Groupon, Living Social or any deal site you can find! I used to really, really LOVE Groupon.  They had all these great deals and it was love at first site for me.  It has been a bit since I have bought a Groupon, but I still check them out when I am planning to travel.  Watch your dates; some deals are valid for 30 days and others for 180 days. Don’t buy a deal that will expire before your trip.

Also seek out local deal sites for where you are visiting. Groupon had almost nothing for the area of Texas we were visiting, so I went to Google for a search.  I came up with Action 4 Deals on Valley Central’s page. http://www.valleycentral.com/directory/deals/#.Ub81BTf4KSo   A check of this page every few days netted us dinner at Ranch House burgers $10 for $20 worth of food.

Ranch House Burgers was very tasty, a place we most likely would have never heard of otherwise.  And our bill was around $25 + tip before I gave her the deal paperwork.  $10 saved isn’t a ton, but it was a little more than the cost of my meal.

And these deals are not limited to food.  Use them for tours, recreation, and memberships. Early last year I bought a Groupon for a family zoo membership in Florida for $30.  The cost for our family to visit that zoo would have been $41 for just 1 day.  And the zoo membership reciprocates to other associated zoos.  So for my $30 membership we visited Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Milwaukee Zoo, John Ball Zoo, Tampa Lowry Park Zoo in addition to the Brevard Zoo I purchased it for. That was a great purchase!

By the way, the bears at the Milwaukee zoo were a riot! Check them out if you are ever in the area.

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