Imagine having an immersive aquarium experience on the shores of the Banana River full of educational, family fun and the ability to learn about native marine species. That’s what the Brevard Zoo Aquarium Project is all about. We’re bringing together business leaders, educators, scientists and the citizens of this community to fulfill a grand vision of building a world-class aquarium that would also be home to initiatives that address critical environmental concerns. This includes education programs, scientific research and collaboration to restore the Indian River Lagoon, animal rehabilitation, and more.
Not only will an aquarium give visitors and residents alike additional recreational options, but it will create jobs, have a positive economic impact on area businesses, and through teaching responsible environmental habits, protect property values and the coastal life we call home.
As we embark on this journey, we hope you’ll join us.
The Perfect Guardians of the Project
Brevard Zoo has a proven track record as a community and conservation partner with the experience to bring a world-class aquarium to this area. A 501c(3) not-for-profit, the Zoo is recognized as the world’s largest community-built zoo that continues to grow and thrive, enabling us to further advance our critical missions of animal wellness, conservation and education. For more than 20 years, Brevard Zoo has earned accreditation through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which is achieved by less than 10% of nearly 3,000 animal exhibitors in the nation.
A Legacy of Success
The Aquarium Benefits Are Widespread
Every shoreline restoration, every saved species, and every effort to maintain the health of our coastal waterways is up to us, and it takes more than one voice.
Your support as an advocate, donor, volunteer or partner is critical to the success of the Aquarium Project. As we saw with the creation of Brevard Zoo, community-led advocacy creates long-lasting benefits for residents, tourists and the business community.
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Measuring Economic Impact
According to an independent 2017 report, the aquarium and conservation center would have an annual economic impact of $85.5 million in area sales.