MELBOURNE, Fla., April 26, 2021 — Brevard Zoo has been nominated as one of the best zoos in North America by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice awards. Zoo enthusiasts can vote once per day through Friday, June 4 at

In 2020, the Zoo came in fifth place overall and was the highest-ranked facility in the southeastern United States.

The nomination highlights the Zoo’s interactive offerings, such as kayaking around animal habitats and exploring a tropical rainforest from above.

“Our physical footprint may not be as large as some of the other nominees’,” said executive director Keith Winsten, “but what we lack in size, we make up for in innovative, engaging experiences that connect our guests and community to nature in meaningful ways—which is what modern zoos are all about.”



Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at 

Treetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available at

The Aquarium Project is a plan to construct a world-class aquarium and conservation center at Port Canaveral. More information is available at