Education

Eyes Open, Hands On!

Enjoy colorful exhibits that lead you through time from the days of woolly mammoths and saber tooth cats, to the modern era of rockets and space shuttles. Handle fossils and artifacts from animals and cultures that lived here thousands of year ago.

Permanent Exhibits:

  • Ice Age Animals– Including a mastodon, giant ground sloth and sabre tooth cat
  • The Windover archaeological site (the most significant burial complex in North America)
  • Florida History – Homesteading, Cracker culture, transportation and more

For Kids Only

Imagination Station:  A hands on activity zone where children can act out a piece of history or indulge in a flight of imagination with a mock space capsule, treehouse and black light cave

Nature Preserve and Trails

Twenty-two acres of preserved nature trails and a beautiful butterfly garden sponsored by our local Florida Master Gardner’s organization

Lesson Plans

Scavenger Hunt Bingo!

Ideal for families, homeschool groups, and adventurous museum-goers. Identify the items shown up-close on your bingo card to win a prize. You can check them off as you find them, or write down what the item is for added learning. And, for an additional challenge, go beyond just BINGO and try to fill out the whole card! Choose a Level 2 card for more close-up, challenging images.

Teacher's Guide

This multiple choice teacher's guide serves as a quick-and-easy post-tour review.

 

Word Search

This classic word search incorporates museum-themed words

Word Search    Answers

 

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Nature Trail Info & Map

Twenty two acres of the Museum’s land is set aside as a nature preserve with several trails that are wheelchair accessible. Put on your walking shoes to explore scrub, hammock and wetland habitats. Watch and listen for the animals scurrying through the undergrowth. As you stroll through the tranquil habitat, you can imagine what Florida looked like before roads and towns were cut into the natural vegetation. The Nature Trails are open to the public free of charge during museum operating hours. 

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Tour & Field Trip Info

The Brevard Museum is the premiere destination for students of all ages to explore our diverse local history.

Brevard County's rich pre-history comes to life, beginning with Ice Age megafauna including a fully articulated mastodon, giant ground sloth and saber tooth cat and moves forward in time to the Windover archaeological site, the most significant burial complex in North America. Two wings of exhibits share the exciting stories that built our county, from early pioneer settlers to pioneers of space exploration. The Hubble Space Telescope exhibit is particularly compelling, filled with light, sound and imagery that sends the imagination soaring.

We also have 22 acres of nature trails to explore with three different ecological zones. While enjoying our nature trails you may even catch a glimpse of our endangered gopher tortoises or a mated pair of sandhill cranes.

Although the museum covers local history from the Ice Age to the Space Age, tours can be customized to focus on specific subject areas if desired. Call us today and book your visit to travel through time at the Brevard Museum!

Scheduled Group Tours

Tour Rates are $7.00 per person (student or chaperone) and $4.00 for students ages 4 -12

Tour Hours:
Thursday-Saturday 10:30 am - 3:30 pm 

General Operating Hours:
Thursday-Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
*Last admission of the day is 4:00pm* (to allow time to fully enjoy your experience)

Tours must be scheduled a minimum of  2 weeks in advance. A covered picnic area is available for use at no charge.

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance by phone or email. If 48 hours cancellation is not given, you will be invoiced for a $25 set up fee.

For more information, or to schedule a visit, please call us at 321.632.1830 or email holly.baker @ myfloridahistory.org.  Thank you!

2 O'Clock Tours

Life's better with a tour guide by your side! Let one of our trained and talented museum docents lead you through Florida's history from the Ice Age to the Space Age. Hop on one of our 2 pm museum tours on Fridays or Saturdays. Museum tours are included with general admission. RSVP's are not required but are always appreciated.