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Cocoa Beach Pier

Located 1/2 mile north of SR 520,

Cocoa Beach

321-783-7549

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This is a historical landmark in Cocoa Beach, stretching 840 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, and featuring a wide array of restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops. Fishing is allowed on the pier, and rentals are available.

 

 

Florida Solar Energy Center

Located next to Brevard Community College at 179 Clearlake Rd.,

Cocoa Beach

321-638-1000

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This 16-acre energy center was created to explore Florida's most abundant energy source...the sun. Its library holds a collection of several thousand books and documents.

 

 

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Located on A1A,

Cocoa Beach

321-799-8888

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

Coined "One Of A Kind," Ron Jons is the world's largest surf shop, and has everything you need for fun in the sun. Not actually a theme park, just a "must see" attraction in Cocoa Beach. 

 

Traxx at Jungle Village

A1A, at 8801 Astronaut Blvd.,

Cocoa Beach

321-783-0595

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This family fun center boasts go-kart raceways for children and adults, miniature golf, batting cages, huge arcade and more.

 

 

Astronaut Memorial Planetarium & Observatory

BCC Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Rd,

Cocoa Beach

321-634-3732

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Admission Charged

Florida's largest planetarium features star shows, a 3-story IWERKS movie theater and laser shows. The building also houses a fully accessible observatory, a hands-on demonstration hall and a museum honoring space explorers from around the world.

 

 

Alan Shepard Park

Located at the east end of State Road 520

Cocoa Beach

Open daily

Parking Fee Only

Shepard Park is a two-acre, oceanfront park providing picnic, shower, and restroom facilities for guests. The park was named after astronaut Alan Shepard and provides an excellent view of space launches.

 

 

Sidney Fischer Park

Located in the 2100 block of State Road A1A

Cocoa Beach

321-868-3274

Open Daily

Parking Fee Only

A 10-acre, oceanfront park, Fischer is a family favorite. The park is ideal for a picnic and a swim in the Atlantic.

 

 

Lori Wilson Park

Located at 1500 North Atlantic Avenue

Cocoa Beach

321-455-1380

Open Daily

Parking Fee Only

This 32.5-acre, oceanfront park is operated by Brevard County and has seasonal lifeguards. Facilities include restrooms, three pavilions along a 1,000' boardwalk, six dune crossovers, maritime hammock, volleyball court, a playground, barbecue grills, and a 274-space parking lot.

 

 

Robert P. Murkshe Memorial Park

State Road A1A and 16 Street South

Cocoa Beach

321-455-1380

Open Daily

Parking Fee Only

This two-acre, oceanfront park, operated by Brevard County, offers a boardwalk, parking, restrooms, picnic and shower facilities. The park is named after Robert P. Murkshe, who served as Cocoa Beach mayor from 1963 to 1972.

 

 

Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

300 Brevard Ave.

Cocoa Beach

321-636-5050

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
This 500-seat facility offers performing arts series featuring community performers and professional entertainers. The "Stars of Tomorrow" drama troupe provides a children's performing arts series each season with summer performances for young audiences. Built in 1924 and listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

 

 

Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science

2201 Michigan Ave.

Cocoa Beach

321-632-1830

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Re-trace the Cocoa Beach and Brevard County area in this museum and wildlife sanctuary with the aid of historic artifacts from Native Americans as well as 15th century Spaniards.

 

 

Central Brevard Art Center

425 Brevard Ave.

Cocoa Beach

321-636-3673

Call for days and hours of operation

Fees for Certain Events

Art classes, demonstrations, workshops, gallery, library, shows and more offer opportunities to interact with people from all over the country.

 

 

Art in Public Places

321-690-6817

Free

Exhibits are free and open to the public during regular business hours. Locations include the Brevard County Government Center, Cape Canaveral Hospital, United Way, and Melbourne International Airport.

 

 

Cocoa Beach Pier

Located 1/2 mile north of SR 520

Cocoa Beach

321-783-7549

Open Daily, call for hours of operation

Admission Charged for use

This is a historical landmark in Cocoa Beach, stretching 840 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, and features a wide array of restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops. Fishing is allowed on the pier, and rentals are available.

 

 

Grant Historical House

5795 U.S. Highway 1

Near Cocoa Beach in Grant

321-723-8543

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free to View

Built in 1916, showing the community spirit of Florida's pioneer days.

 

 

Library of the Florida Historical Society

435 Brevard Ave

Cocoa Beach

321-690-1971

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free

Houses 60,000 item collection of the Florida Historical Society, Florida's oldest cultural organization, including books on Florida, papers of prominent Floridians, historical maps, photos of people and landscapes, artifacts and family histories.

 

 

Porcher House

424 Delannoy Ave.

Cocoa Beach

321-639-3500

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Built in 1916, a classic example of Greek revival architecture interpreted in coquina stone. This building is included on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

300 Brevard Ave.

Cocoa Beach

321-636-5050

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free to View, Charge for Performance

This 500-seat facility offers performing arts series featuring community performers and professional entertainers. The "Stars of Tomorrow" drama troupe provides a children's performing arts series each season with summer performances for young audiences. Built in 1924 and listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

 

 

Cocoa Expo

500 Friday Rd.

Cocoa Beach

321-639-3976

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This facility hosts championship soccer camps and national softball tournaments. More than 500 college, high school and international teams have played here, taking advantage of the 5,000 seat lighted stadium, batting tunnels, practice diamonds and clubhouse.

 

 

 

Area Attractions

 

Brevard Zoo

Located just east of I-95 (exit 73) on Wickham Rd.

Melbourne. 

321-254-WILD

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Stroll through Latin America, Native Florida and Australia featuring over 400 animals including alligators, giant anteater, marmoset, jaguar, eagle, river otter, kangaroo, kookaburra and more. Also features a train ride and beautiful exotic birds in a free-flight aviary. Explore the "Paws-On" interactive learning area, an adventurous playground, and get up close and personal with a wide variety of friendly, domesticated animals.

 

 

F.I.T. Botanical Gardennique

150 W. University Blvd.

Melbourne

321-674-8000

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Located on the outskirts of the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne campus, this gardennique is a one-mile paved trail that winds its way through some 300 species of palms, fern and tropical foliage. Included in the gardennique is Brevard County's oldest one-room schoolhouse, built in 1883. You can pick up a Botanical Garden Plant Guide and Nature Trail map at the adjacent Evans Library.

 

 

Henegar Center for the Arts

625 East New Haven Ave.

Melbourne

321-723-8698

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Proscenium style theatre featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The historical treasure of generations past is now a vibrant center for the arts. Art exhibits are presented in the lobby gallery.

 

 

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts

3865 N. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne

321-242-2219

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

2,000-seat performing arts center offering the finest in entertainers, Broadway, dance, opera, classical, popular and children's theatre. Art exhibits are featured monthly in the lobby gallery.

 

 

Phoenix Threater

817 E. Strawbridge

Melbourne

321-952-7192

Call for specific schedule

Admission Charged
This highly acclaimed, semi-professional theater presents dramas, adult comedies and an annual musical. Located at Surfside Playhouse, this facility offers exciting live community theatre including a mix of comedy, drama and musicals, providing the community with training for backstage, technical and make-up skills. The Surfside Playhouse is a 289-seat theater serving Brevard County since 1959.

 

 

Brevard Museum of Art & Science

1463 N. Highland Ave.

Melbourne

321-953-6444

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
This museum houses works by internationally known and regional artists and rotating exhibitions of the museum's permanent collection. Decorative arts, photography and experimental art forms are also displayed. A multi-purpose facility, this museum offers a full spectrum of touring and individual exhibitions, as well as classes, workshops and programs.

 

 

Liberty Bell Memorial Museum

1601 Oak St.

Melbourne

321-727-1776

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This patriotic museum houses a replica of the Liberty Bell, patriotic memorabilia and historical documents that serve as reminders of our nation's history. Also features a memorial to military veterans.

 

 

Florida Institute of Technology

150 W. University Ave.

Melbourne

321-674-8000

Admission Free

Call for days and hours of operation

On-campus gallery

 

Brevard Symphony Orchestra House

1500 Highland Ave.

Melbourne

321-242-2024

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free to View

A classic example of the Florida "cracker" frame vernacular style common in the Eau Gallie area in the late 1800s. Built in the late 1890s, the house now serves as the office of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

Henegar Center for the Arts

625 E. New Haven Ave.

Melbourne

321-723-8698

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Proscenium style theatre featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The historical treasure of generations past is now a vibrant center for the arts. Art exhibits are presented in the lobby gallery.

 

 

Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts

3865 N. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne

321-242-2219

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free to View, Charge for Performances

2,000-seat performing arts center offering the finest in entertainers, Broadway, dance, opera, classical, popular and children's theatre. Art exhibits are featured monthly in the lobby gallery.

 

 

Florida Marlins Spring Training Headquarters

5850 Stadium Pkwy.

Melbourne

321-633-9200

Call for schedule

Admission Charged

In February and March, baseball's Florida Marlins of the National League train at Space Coast Stadium. During the spring and summer, the Marlins' Florida State League franchise, the Brevard County Manatees, play at the stadium.

 

 

Titusville Attractions

 

 

 

Canaveral National Seashore/M.I. National Wildlife Refuge

On State Road 406 (Garden St. /Exit 80, I-95) in Titusville.

321-861-0667

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Here at Canaveral National Seashore and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, nature affirms her spirit and lives in harmony with over 1,045 species of plants and animals, including gators, bobcats, wild hogs, broomeliads and mangroves, plus 310 species of birds including snowy egrets, white ibises, great blue herons and red-tailed hawks. Fifteen wildlife species federally listed as endangered or threatened live here, including sea turtles, Gopher Tortoises, Ospreys, West Indian Manatees, southern Bald Eagles and Florida scrub jays. No buildings or seawalls distrub this 40-plus mile long wilderness and not to be missed is the 6-mile self-guided Black Point Wildlife Drive.

 

 

Jungle Adventures

E. Hwy. 50 in Christmas, just down the road from Titusville

407-568-2885

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Coined the "largest gator farm in Florida," view thousands of gators in their natural environment. Here you can take a jungle cruise, see a wildlife show featuring endangered Florida Panthers, explore a re-created native American Indian village and feed all sorts of native wildlife including black bears, deer, peacocks gators, monkeys, turtles and more.

 

 

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

Located on SR 405,

Titusville

321-452-2121

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

The KSC Visitors Complex is your gateway to space...check out where NASA prepares and launches the space shuttle. Among other exciting things to do and see, you can climb aboard a full-size shuttle replica, tour the launch area and the Apollo/Saturn V Center, see IMAX movies, walk among authentic vintage spacecraft, visit a hands-on inter-galactic gallery, and view an art gallery. This is a must see for any visitor to the area.

 

 

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Located on SR405,

Titusville

321-269-6100

Call for days and hours of operation 

Admission Charged

Dedicated to the story of America's first space heroes - the pioneers of Project Mercury, Gemini and Apollo - here you can also explore space on your own. The Astronaut Adventure lets you experience the total astronaut training from landing on the moon, launching a rocket and experiencing "zero" gravity. Located next to the Kennedy Space Center, it’s a "must see" attraction.

 

Cape Canaveral Attractions

 

 

U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum

Located at the Cape Canaveral Air Station

321-853-3245

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

America's space program began here and you'll be able to see where America's first astronauts made history. Get a close look at rockets and see the towers where launches are still taking off. 

 

 

U.S. Space Camp Florida

Located adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center, SR 405

Titusville

321-267-3184

Reservations are a must and you should call well in advance. 

Admission Charged

This 5-day space camp is designed for students in grades 4-7 and gives them a chance to explore the world and beyond. They'll get strapped in to the simulator to train for an extravehicular activity (a space walk), experience what it takes to move around the moon in the Gravity Trainer, sample freeze-dried space food, build and launch their own rocket, and learn how hard it is to do even the simplest things in a space suit.

This is a great experience for children.

 

 

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

Space Center Executive Airport, 6600 Tico Rd.

Titusville

321-268-1941 

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

This museum is dedicated to finding and preserving historic aircraft which are so much a part of our national aviation heritage. While here you can view vintage World War II and post-war military aircraft, see war memorabilia ranging from World War I to Desert Storm and hear old war stories retold by veteran tour guides.

 

 

Titusville Playhouse at Emma Parrish Theatre

301 Julia St.

Titusville

321-268-3711

Call for specific schedule

Admission Charged

A community theatre producing quality drama, comedy and musicals. Also home of "Emma's Attic," a small, alternative theatre experience. The Rising Stars Children's Theatre stages productions throughout the year.