FIND SOMETHING TO DO IN YOUR AREA!
Turkey Creek Sanctuary -FREE
1502 Port Malabar Boulevard Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905 (ph) 321-952-3443
Pack a lunch and walk the shady trails (they are wooden bridges above the brush) and they have an indoor sanctuary where you can look at exhibits and read about nature and wildlife.
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera– FREE
10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940 (ph) 321-637-5521
At this time touring this wetlands is free. A wonderful family outing mostly by vehicle allow you can stop and look around. Depending how much you like to see and take your time doing it, allow 1-2 hours. All types of bird life and some animal and alligator viewing as well. This wetland was created by volunteers that work in the area and the Brevard county employees as well (that is my understanding). A really enjoyable and relaxing place to go to explore and photograph some outstanding wildlife in their own habitat. Thanks to all the volunteers that made this experience possible.
Brevard Zoo– FREE
8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940 (ph) 321-254-9453
Brevard Zoo is home to more than 650 animals, representing 165 species. Feed gentle giraffe and lorikeets, go kayaking or take a paddle boat ride and ride the train. Get wet in Paws On, enjoy daily animal encounters and be sure to experience our rhino encounters.
Clients and Caregiver of A Better Life Homecare can check out the Brevard Zoo pass and get free admission for the day.
Botanical Gardens– FREE
150 West University Boulevard, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL (ph) 321-674-6152
A stream bordered by a shady hammock abounding in palm trees and other tropical growth winds through the heart of the campus and is the setting for a 15-acre Botanical Garden. The main trail has been named the Dent Smith Trail in honor of the founder of the Palm Society, a worldwide organization primarily engaged in the study of the palm family, in all its aspects. Florida Tech’s Garden, through the intense interest of Founding President Emeritus Jerome P. Keuper and the inspiration and help of Mr. Dent Smith in the 1960’s, has become one of the most unique campus botanical gardens of its kind in the continental United States.
To help protect the flora and the fauna and the safety of visitors, we ask that bicycles, skateboards, and dogs not be taken into the garden. Also removing, cutting, or tampering with the plant life in the garden is considered a serious offense. The garden will be a pleasant place for all, if all who use it will take pride in its cleanliness and beauty.
This is a public garden. We are open from sunrise to sunset. As there are natural water features and other potential hazards, please exercise caution during your visit. There are several specimen, delicate or possibly poisonous plants planted or naturally occurring in this garden and hammock. Parents: Please maintain appropriate control over your children at all times. For your safety, stay on the trails or within walled/patio areas.
Be sure to visit Melbourne’s Little Red Schoolhouse, located in the Botanical Gardens.
If you are interested in a guided group tour of our Botanical Garden, please call Ann Marie Kousari at (321)674-6152 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a Garden Guide.
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary– FREE
444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL 32780 (ph) 321 264-5192
“Located in the southern limits of the City of Titusville, the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary preserves a diversity of the natural habitats found in Brevard. Several miles of hiking trails allow visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the Sanctuary. There is a wonderful wealth of plant life in the Sanctuary as both temperate (northern) and subtropical (southern) species grow here together.
There are five basic habitat types in the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary: oak, scrub, mesic and hydric hammock, wet prairie, and pine flatwood. Wildlife species found here include the Eastern Indigo snake, Florida scrub lizard, gopher tortoise, white-tailed deer, and bobcat.
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse– FREE
(ph) 321- 494-5945
It’s All About Space! Hidden Gems adventure has a bonus you can access from the Air Force Space & Missile Museum. If you can plan ahead, then consider reserving your spot on the add-on tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, available from the 45th Space Wing, which now allows visitors to enter Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (located here 1894) and ascend to the fifth floor. Advance Reservations. Free.
The Air Force Space and Missile History Center– FREE
The Air Force Space and Missile History Center, an extension of the museum, is located just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Admission is free. No Cape access pass is required. The History Center contains historic information and displays for each Launch Complex (LC) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
A gift shop and rest rooms are available inside the building. The shaded picnic area is just outside the History Center door, so bring your lunch and enjoy the afternoon. Cold drinks are available for purchase inside.
Hours of operation: Tuesday-Friday 9AM-2PM Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday Noon-4PM
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Tour Summary– FREE
Hosted by the 45th Space Wing, the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Tour is available to the general public (with some restrictions). There is no charge, but reservations are required. Bus and most facilities are NOT handicap accessible. The three-hour tour focuses on the Air Force space program and the mission of the 45th Space Wing.
The tour includes:
- Air Force Space and Missile History Center, displays and exhibits covering the history of the launch complexes on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
- Air Force Space and Missile Museum, housed in a preserved blockhouse (launch complex 26), and launch site of America’s first satellite in orbit, Explorer I
- Launch complex 5 and 6, launch site for Astronaut Alan Shepard, first American in space
- Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, only active lighthouse on an active military installation
- Mercury 7 Monument, tribute to America’s first astronauts
- Launch complex 14, launch site for Astronaut John Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, and site where President John F. Kennedy made the announcement that America was going to the Moon
- Launch complex 34, launch site for Apollo 7, last human space flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
- View of Launch complex 37, active launch site for Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program
These free historic tours take place Wednesdays and Thursdays; however, tours may be rescheduled if affected by launch mission requirements, military exercises or federal holidays. The tours begin at 9 a.m. and last approximately three hours. The tours begin at the Air Force Space and Missile History Center near the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station south gate. To make reservations, send an e-mail to email@example.com. Please include your name (or names if making reservations for a group), telephone number and e-mail address. You will receive a confirmation e-mail when the reservation is booked. For more information, call 321-494-5945 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Adults (18 or older) must be able to provide identification, such as a drivers license, military ID or passport, when checking in for the tour. Participants will be screened by security before boarding the bus.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (located in Titusville)- Free
Visitor Information Center is located on SR 402, 5 miles east of US 1 in Titusville. (ph) (321) 861-0668
Visitor Center Hours: Open from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Roads, trails, and boat ramps are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Fort Christmas Historical Park & Museum
1300 Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709 (2 miles North of East State Road 50 on County Highway 420).(ph) 407-254-9310.
25 acre park with replica of a fort built in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War, traditional Florida “Cracker” house. Tennis courts, ball field, playground, rental pavilions and picnic areas with grills. Gift shop. FORT & HOMES HOURS: Tuesday – Sunday — 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Mondays & Holidays). PARK HOURS: Summer — 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Winter — 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oaks 10 Stadium Theaters
1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, Fl. 32901
$4 Movies before 12pm (Everyday)
$5 movies all day on Tuesdays
and Free popcorn On Wednesdays.
www.oaks10.com for show times.
Shore Lanes Bowling
Merritt Island and Palm Bay
Check their website for specials and discounts!! There is currently are large group that meet at the Palm Bay location on Tuesdays at 10am!! Go make some new friends!!
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum is located at 1601 Oak Street, Melbourne, Florida in Wells Park. It houses military war exhibits, facsimiles of important documents in U.S. history and a full size replica of the Liberty Bell. Wikipedia
Address: 1601 Oak St, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 727-1776
Bull Gator Adventures
Address: 6000 Lake Washington Road, Melbourne, FL
Phone Number: 321-288-3997 www.bullgatorairboattours.com