The following is a listing of fun things to do in Brevard County Florida. This directory covers locations such as Melbourne, Cocoa, Viera, Titusville, and Merritt Island. Only locations that appear to provide ongoing entertainment or popular attractions are listed below. Examples are local zoos, nature parks, museums, amusement parks, and shops. Listings here tend to provide family friendly recommendations for family vacation planning or for local residents looking for something fun to do in their area. Please show your support by reporting link errors or links you would like included. Your help is appreciated and thanks for visiting. You can also visit our Jobs in Brevard County directory that provides a comprehensive listing of legitimate Space Coast area employers.
The value of area attractions are rated using up to 5 stars per category. The highest rated attractions are those that provide something for everyone, family fun activities, and normally have a variety of relavant entertainment. NR = Not Rated. It's recommended you visit all the links that interest you in order to learn more about particular attractions or activities in your area of interest.
8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne - 321.254.9453
Brevard Zoo is a world-class zoo that is a perfect attraction for all ages. For small children, the petting zone and water play area (toddler water park) will keep children occupied for hours on end. For all ages, activities exist such as animal encounters, kayaking, ziplining through the trees at Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures, feeding gentle giraffes, train rides, paddle boating, animal feedings, hands-on demonstrations and more.
Things To Do At Brevard Zoo | Purchase Tickets | Zoo Map | Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures
Historic Cocoa Village is host to a number of shops, restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events such as Mardi Gras, Art and Craft Fairs, Music at the Gazebo (live concerts), Farmer's Market, and other events. Historic Cocoa village often has special activities associated with seasonal events such as Winter ice skating. Check their site for updates.
Historic Cocoa Village Events | Arts & Crafts Fair
Historic Downtown Melbourne offers an array of Gift Shops and Specialty Shops such as Christmas Cottage, Coins & Curiosity, Thrift Shop, Get Fired Up Pottery, Local Yokels General Store, Ki lwin's Chocolate Melbourne, Julie's British Shoppe Of Melbourne, Indian River Soap Co., and Giftique. There are also a number of restaurants and bars for those seeking the entertaining night life.
Historic Downtown Melbourne
444 Columbia Boulevard, Titusville - 321.264.5192
Enchanted Forest located south of Titusville, FL, provides a serene atmosphere for nature walks, outdoor nature photography, nature hikes, enjoying the water garden, and picnics. There are frequent hands-on demonstrations, education, crafts, and activities for all ages. Check their site for more information regarding schedule and upcoming events.
10001 Wickham Road, Melbourne - 321.637.5521
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera are a popular wetlands site for birders, photographers, and eco-tourists. The entire wetland system is accessible by automobile, making the site popular among those who find the rigors of hiking trails and summer temperatures daunting.
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera
5800 Stadium Parkway, Viera FL 321.633.9200
Space Coast Stadium is home to the Florida Manatee's Baseball Team and is the Spring Training home of the Washington Nationals Baseball Team.
Space Coast Stadium
400 South Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 321.453.1776
The Veterans Memorial Center and Park is open from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Call 321-453-1776 for assistance. A Veterans Service Officer is available from 9:00 a.m. till 12 Noon, Monday through Friday; the Officer can be reached at 321-453-1776. The most prominent aspects of the Center and Park are the Hall of Honor, the Auditorium and Meeting Rooms.
Brevard Veterans Memorial Center & Park
SR 405, Titusville - 321.452.2121
Kennedy Space Center provides tours and fun things to do such as standing under massive rockets, a shuttle launch experience, and meeting veteran astronauts. Other features include The Space Shop, Astronaut Memorial, Rocket Garden, and U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The "Plan Your Visit" link below is a great tool for planning a 4 to 6 hour visit and lets you indicate if you plan on bringing children or are visiting without children. It's highly recommended that you plan accordingly if you are bringing small children. Some tours can be too lengthy and less entertaining for children under 5 years old.
Kennedy Space Center | Plan Your Visit | Buy Tickets to Kennedy Space Center
Pier - 401 Meade Avenue, Cocoa Beach - 321.783.7549
Cocoa Beach is comprised of Cocoa Beach Pier boardwalk, six miles of ocean beaches that include three oceanfront parks with restrooms, showers, picnic tables. Entertaining hot spots can be found including Mai Tiki Bar, Marlin's Bar & Grill, seafood bar, jazz clubs and beach-side cafes. There are tours of the Banana River Lagoon such as by kayak, as well as a 27-hole public golf course on the Banana River. Children's playgrounds, fishing, restaurants, surfing, and nightlife activities are also available.
Visiting Cocoa Beach | Cocoa Beach Pier | Cocoa Beach Pier Cam | Go Fishing - Cocoa Pier Fishing
Port Canaveral has many popular restaurants such as Fishlips Bar & Grill. Activities for the family include Jetty Park, casino ships, observing rocket launches, fishing, sport fishing charters, amateur charter fishing boats, beaches, bike paths, campgrounds, fishing piers, public boating access and marinas offer an abundance of options. You can also take a cruise to exotic Caribbean destinations or take a day cruise aboard a casino ship.
Things To Do In Port Canaveral
Dolphin, Manatee River Tours departs from Sundance Marina 4399 U S Hwy 1 (Harbor City Blvd) 1/2 mile north of Post Rd. 25 passenger USCG inspected Luxury Tour Boat. Tours at 10 am, 1 pm, and 5 pm daily. Parties and Private Charters, Licensed Master Captain.
Dolphin & Manatee Sightseeing Tours
3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne - 321.242.2219
The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is a 2000 seat performing arts center offering the finest in Broadway, dance, opera, classical, popular and children's theatre. Art exhibits are featured monthly in the lobby gallery.
Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
4130 S US 1 Grant, FL 32949 - 321.473.8229
Experience the Indian River and explore the many beautiful islands located in our area. Travel the vast river and go sight seeing for manatees, dolphins, sea turtles and more! Centrally located to Melbourne, Palm Bay, Micco, Barefoot Bay, and Sebastian. You will get top quality service and a clean, well equipped boat. Start Your Adventure Today.
Held's Indian River Island Adventures
3845 North Wickham Road - 321.633.1702 x 238
The Brevard County Fair is generally scheduled for the dates of late October through early November. The fair hosts amusements, rides, food, arcades, Kid's Korner - painting, hula hooping, jump roping, live music, Chili Cook Off, and more.
Brevard County Fair | Schedule of Events
Brevard County Parks includes 108 parks, 3 campgrounds, 3 golf courses, 6 nature centers, 42 beach access sites, 13 school athletic sites, and more than 17,000 acres of Environmentally Endangered Lands sanctuaries and conservation areas. Their site provides information regarding contacts and events.
1519 Clearlake Rd., Cocoa - 321.433.7373
Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory has a premier planetarium, large-format movie theater science films, exhibit halls featuring hands-on science and historical spaceflight artifacts, gift shop, rooftop observatory, art gallery, and more.
Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory | Show Schedule
On Friday nights & Sunday afternoons public cruises are offered. During riverboat adventures, passengers are treated to good food, great music and world famous southern hospitality.
Indian River Queen
1976 N. Wickham Rd. Melbourne - 321.253.4777
Fun Town is Brevard's largest indoor family fun center with activities for family's of all ages. Provides safe, fun and affordable entertainment with a focus on roller skating and laser tag. All features include Roller Skating, Laser Tag, Tot Play Area, Indoor Toddler Playground, Birthday Parties, Arcade & Prizes, Mini Bowling, Bounce Houses, and Tropical Cafe.
Fun Town Things To Do
3960 S. Babcock St., Melbourne - 321.956.6706
Andretti Thrill Park is a combination of family entertainment amusement park and kids arcade with a featured laser tag maze. On the outside, there is mini golf (18-Hole Miniature Golf), Go-Kart racing (5 Go-Kart Tracks), Batting Cages, Train Rides, Kiddie Rides, Playground, Wave Rave Paddle Boats, and Rock Climbing Wall. Inside is a large arcade, mini bowling and laser tag arena.
Andretti Thrill Park | Special Deals
1488 Aurora Rd., Melbourne - 321.242.0789
Galaxy Skateway is an indoor skating arena. Galaxy Skateway provides beginner through advanced roller skating lessons, has an arcade, food and refreshments.
Galaxy Skateway Roller Skating
1099 North Wickham Road, Melbourne - 321.242.BOWL (2695)
Brunswick has bowling, billiards, a video game arcade, food, and beverages.
200 West Drive, Melbourne - 321.724.8775
Whether you are a seasoned visitor or brand-new to On The Edge Rock Climbing Gym, there's never been a better time to visit. It seriously might change your life.
On The Edge Rock Climbing Gym
3475 N Cocoa Blvd (US Hwy 1), Unit 2, Cocoa - 321.292.0762
Outlaw Pottery school and art gallery offers pottery classes for Space Coast visitors as well as locals. Vactioners can call to book a 2-Hour Play in the Clay experience for one to 5 people. Residents can register for a 10 week adult wheel-throwing or hand-building pottery class or a 5 week youth pottery class. Outlaw Pottery also features a pottery and art gallery where you can shop for stoneware handcrafted in Cocoa, FL, as well as art created by a variety of Southern artists.
Outlaw Pottery School and Art Gallery
3095 Grissom Parkway, Cocoa - 321.636.2822
Looking for something new and unusual? Coming in August 2014, SCRC is hosting a national remote control RC car race that should be exciting for a casual, possible half-day activity. Additionally, every weekend hosts open practice days and may include other events, activities, classes, and private parties. Call for details. Bring your own chair!
Space Coast RC | Information and Pricing | Check out this cool RC video!
2261 Town Center Ave., Suite 113, Viera - 321.634.5390
The Avenue Mall located in Viera, FL, provides a scenic outdoor experience with many stores, large screen movie theater, and restaurants such as AJ's Candy Castle, Art Gallery of Viera, Asian Too, Books-A-Million, Chili's, Ethan Allen, Melting Pot, Mimi's Cafe, Moe's Southwest Grill, Pizza Gallery & Grill, Rave Motion Pictures, Sports Authority, Thai Hana, and World Market.
The Avenue Mall | Stores & Restaurants
1700 West New Haven Ave., Melbourne - 321.727.8062
Melbourne Square Mall
777 E. Merritt Island Cswy, Merritt Island - 321.452.3270
Merritt Square Mall
4835 W. Eau Gallie Blvd. Melbourne - 321.242.9124
The Super Flea is the is the largest open-air flea market on the Space Coast with over 900 booths. The Super Flea provides family oriented fun, free admission, free parking, and is pet friendly.
Super Flea and Farmers Market
250 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy., Cocoa Beach - 321.783.7300
The Dinosaur Store & Adventure Zone sells museum quality fossils and minerals. It also has an Adventure Zone with Interactive, Hands On, Educational, Fun, Live Alligators and Reptiles, Fossil Dig, Indoors Rain or Shine.
Dinosaur Store & Adventure Zone
The Avenue Mall, Viera - 321.775.1210
Carmike Cinemas Avenue 16 is a new, top rated movie theater (large screen) that is located in The Avenue Mall at 2241 Town Centre Ave, Melbourne, FL.
Carmike Cinemas Avenue 16 Showtimes
Merritt Square Mall, Merritt Island - 321.459.3760
Cobb Merritt Square 16 movie theater is located in Merritt Square Mall 777 East Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, FL.
Cobb Merritt Square 16 Showtimes
4345 West New Haven Ave, Melbourne - 321.723.4143
Cinema World Melbourne Showtimes
1800 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne - 321.953.3388
Premiere Oaks 10 Showtimes
1024 Hwy A1A, Suite 136, Satellite Beach - 352.245.7008
Satellite Beach Cinemas