Brevard Zoo Features Butterfly Wings, Enchanted Things

By  //  May 28, 2014

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Beat the summertime heat

ABOVE VIDEO: Rob & Jonny from the Brevard Zoo will take you on a walk on the wild side of the Wild Florida exhibit. 

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Enter a world of enchantment during a visit to Butterfly Wings and Enchanted Things, presented by Bright House Networks, from May 24 through Aug. 3.

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Enter a world of enchantment during a visit to Butterfly Wings and Enchanted Things, presented by Bright House Networks, from May 24 through Aug. 3.

This rare and magical occurrence happens once every few years. Don’t miss your chance to walk among hundreds of butterflies flying daily in the Australasia aviary. You may even discover a few mystical creatures hiding in their midst.

Take a magical journey into the world of fairies and trolls. Enter the wondrous Enchanted Hollow which is filled with beautiful flowers and foliage, provided by Rockledge Gardens, and sit and watch as fairy home making sparks children’s imaginations.

Children will use their imaginations when they enter the Enchanted Hollow and create their own fairy fortress, toad abode, gnome home or creature cottage. (Brevard Zoo Image)

Children will use their imaginations when they enter the Enchanted Hollow and create their own fairy fortress, toad abode, gnome home or creature cottage. (Brevard Zoo Image)

On the darker side of this journey, see large toads, tarantulas and possibly a troll. Don’t get stuck at the troll booth if you can’t answer the riddle.

Continue your journey into Australasia and encounter creatures of all kinds, sculpted from metal and recycled materials, created by Walt Mendenhall of Mendenhall Studios and Charlie Mills, Brevard Zoo’s resident artist and employee.

Your travels will end in the butterfly garden in the aviary. Hear the laughs of fairies and enjoy the sights of the incredible winged wonders, up to sixteen species of native butterflies. Be immersed in this mystical world and learn about conservation efforts and the Zoo’s animals along the way! Free with Zoo admission.

For more information about Butterfly Wings and Enchanted Things, please visit BrevardZoo.org or call 321.254.9453.

Beat the summertime heat and enjoy Brevard Zoo in the evening during Summer Saturday Nights every Saturday in June and July from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Beat the summertime heat and enjoy Brevard Zoo in the evening during Summer Saturday Nights every Saturday in June and July from 5 to 9 p.m.

Thanks to our local sponsors, this eight-night summer event offers an incredible discounted admission of $6 to guests after 5 p.m. Brevard Zoo members get in for free. Last Zoo admission is at 8 p.m.

With exciting themes, special food and drinks, and activities planned for each night, there will be fun for everyone. Guests will enjoy live music from 6 to 8:30 p.m., special animal encounters at 7 p.m., see many of the Zoo animals on exhibit until dusk, and splash around in the Paws On play lagoon until 7:30 p.m.

For an additional charge, guests can go kayaking, ride the train, go paddle boating and feed the giraffes.


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