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Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Brevard County, Florida area.
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Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge stretches across 20.5 miles between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso Beach along Florida's east coast. The refuge ...

Area: South Brevard
Barrier Island Center

The center provides a focal point for the Archie Carr Refuge and the associated barrier island by providing exhibit space, a presentation hall, and on ...

Area: South Brevard
8385 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL, 32951
Beach Bonfires in Brevard County

Did you know that you can have your own beach bonfire on select beaches in Brevard County?! Here are the websites with information on how to obtain ...

Area: Beachside
Blue Heron Water Reclamation Facility and Wetland Area

The Blue Heron wetland area is a popular site for bird watching and photography enthusiasts and is listed in the Great Florida Birding Trail. It is of ...

4800 Deep Marsh Rd, Titusville, FL, 32780
Canaveral National Seashore

Since ancient times, this barrier island has provided sanctuary to both people and wildlife. Many threatened animals find refuge here, including sea t ...

Area: North Brevard
212 S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL, 32796
Coconut Point Sanctuary

The 62-acre habitat of coastal strand, oak scrub, coastal oak forest, and mangrove forest at the Coconut Point Sanctuary rolls over ancient sand dunes ...

Area: Beachside
4000 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL, 32951
Dicerandra Scrub Sanctuary

This 44-acre Sanctuary is named after an endangered mint plant, Dicerandra thinicola, also known as Titusville mint. This beautiful shrub has bright p ...

Area: North Brevard
4900 Melissa Dr, Titusville, FL, 32780
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Several miles of hiking trails allow visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. Wildlife observation, nature photography, and hiking are popu ...

Area: North Brevard
444 Columbia Blvd, Titusville, FL, 32780
Erna Nixon Park

This 53.93-acre community park features a natural Florida hammock and nature preserve. A popular site for nature walks and outdoor festivals including ...

Area: South Brevard
1200 Evans Rd, West Melbourne, FL, 32904
Florida Tech Botanical Garden

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 ...

Area: South Brevard
150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL, 32901
Geocaching

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to loc ...

Maritime Hammock Sanctuary

This 150-acre sanctuary features a hiking trail with 2 bridges, boardwalk over wetland areas, and an observation deck over a marsh pond. Visitors expe ...

Area: Beachside
6200 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL, 32951
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Many recreational opportunities are offered at the Refuge. Bird and wildlife observation, a wildlife drive, manatee observation deck, fishing and hunt ...

Area: North Brevard
1987 Scrub Jay Way, Titusville, FL, 32781
Pine Island Conservation Area

This 950-acre conservation area provides access to 2 trails at the trailhead 0.5 mile from main entrance. These moderate walks lead through pine flatw ...

2100 Pine Island Rd, Merritt Island, FL, 32953
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera

Located between the Moccasin Island Tract of the River Lakes Conservation Area and the Brevard Zoo, the Viera Wetlands are a popular site for birders, ...

Free: Yes
Area: Central Brevard
3658 Charlie Corbeil Way, Viera, FL, 32940
Riverwalk Nature Center

Nestled along the Indian River Lagoon, this 6.37-acre community park features a Nature Center and 917 ft. boardwalk, which winds through a natural Flo ...

Area: Central Brevard
5355 US Hwy 1, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Rotary Park Merritt Island Trails

The wooded drive into this 37.77-acre community park leads visitors to a full-featured playground. Nearby, an interpretive nature boardwalk invites wa ...

Area: Central Brevard
1899 S Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL, 32952
Sams House at Pine Island

Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking through five different habitats and over six miles of trails. Wading birds, ba ...

Area: North Brevard
6195 N Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, FL, 32953
Sebastian Inlet State Park

Sebastian Inlet State Park is a premier saltwater fishing location on Florida's east coast. Other activities include some of the best surfing on the E ...

Area: South Brevard
9700 S Hwy A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL, 32951
St Johns River

If nature is your thing, consider visiting some of the scenic and unspoiled 700,000 acres of land owned by the St. Johns River Water Management Distri ...

St Sebastian River Preserve State Park

This site preserves open grassy forests of longleaf pine that were once commonplace throughout Florida. The pine flatwoods form a backdrop for other b ...

Area: South Brevard
1000 Buffer Preserve Dr, Fellsmere, FL, 32948
Ted Moorhead Lagoon House

The Lagoon House is an exceptional venue for workshops, meetings, and exploration. It houses a small natural history museum, library, and gift shop a ...

Area: South Brevard
3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, Florida, 32901
Turkey Creek Sanctuary

Established in 1981, the Sanctuary offers a 1.85 mile boardwalk passing through hydric (wet) hammock, mesic (moist) hammock, and sand pine scrub commu ...

Area: South Brevard
1518 Port Malabar Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL, 32905
Wuesthoff Park

Nature trail is open after 7 am until dark. The Homer Powell Nature Center is located at Wuesthoff Park. Visitors who drip by for a leisure hike wil ...

Area: North Brevard
2000 Wuesthoff St, Titusville, FL, 32780