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What is Treetop Trek at Brevard Zoo?

Treetop Trek used to be a separate ticketed experience from Brevard Zoo that offered five different self-guided courses where visitors explore the world high up in the trees, having fun moving tree to tree and challenging themselves with thrilling elements such as tightropes, crab walks, jungle bridges, nets, and best of all, zip lines.

Treetop Trek is now an adventure you can easily include on any visit to Brevard Zoo like kayaking, animal feeding and train experiences. Currently we offer the Canopy Walk with more opportunities coming soon. Canopy Walk is a 30-45 minute experience over a section of our Rainforest Revealed loop. The adventure consists of walking a stairway up to the course, which is 20-feet above the ground, and navigating 21 elements between trees. There are no zip lines on this course.

For now, the Challenge and Zip Only courses are available to groups of 15 or more. The Chutes and Ladders course is available for groups of 10 or more. Group bookings require advanced reservation. To learn more about these courses and pricing, call 321.254.9453 x 490 or email

Is a signed waiver required?

  • ALL participants must sign the completed waiver form release, hold harmless and indemnification agreement.
  • All guests under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by parent or natural guardian before experiencing Treetop Trek. As required by Florida Statute 744.301, only a natural guardian (natural or adoptive parent) may sign this waiver for minors. No other signature is permitted under this statute.

Form for Adults (18+)

Form for Minors (under 18 years of age)

What are the hours?

Treetop Trek requires Zoo admission or a Zoo membership to experience. Canopy Walk is offered daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Brevard Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Closing times subject to change. Please call in advance for specific close times.

How much does Treetop Trek's Canopy Walk cost?

Canopy Walk                    $24.95

Brevard Zoo members receive $5 off admission.

Brevard Zoo admission is required to experience Treetop Trek’s Canopy Walk.
Prices do not include Brevard Zoo admission.

How can I purchase tickets for Treetop Trek's Canopy Walk at Brevard Zoo?

You can purchase a timed-entry ticket online or in person at Brevard Zoo’s main entrance or at the Wetlands Outpost in our Wild Florida loop.

We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards, and traveler’s checks. Personal checks and money orders are not accepted.

Is there an expiration date for online tickets?

Tickets purchased online will expire at the end of each year.

Is there a discount at Treetop Trek for Brevard Zoo members?

Yes, there is a $5 discount to experience Canopy Walk as a Zoo member.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Treetop Trek’s Canopy Walk does not require a reservation. You can purchase a timed entry ticket online or at the Zoo’s front entrance or the Wetlands Outpost in the Wild Florida loop. Remember, Zoo admission or a Zoo membership is required to experience this adventure.

Do I need to make a group reservation?

Group bookings are available for the Challenge Course, Zip Only Course and Chutes and Ladders. A minimum of 15 people are needed to book the Challenge and Zip Only courses. A minimum of 10 people are needed to book Chutes and Ladders. To learn more about group bookings and prices, call 321.254.9453 x 490 or email

Is there a weight limit?

Maximum weight is 250 lbs as long as you can fit into a harness (maximum of 48” waist and 30” leg openings) and you are physically capable of such activity.

Is there a height limit?

For Canopy Walk, an arm reach of 67″ upwards is required.

Is there a minimum age limit?

Children must meet a 67″ reach requirement for Canopy Walk and be able to properly use all safety equipment. Children 12 and under are required to have an adult chaperone with them. For the Canopy Walk, the adult chaperone can remain on the ground watching from Rainforest Revealed. Parents or legal guardians not participating in the course—just watching from the ground—are not required to purchase tickets.

What type of clothing should be worn for Treetop Trek?

Closed, secured, athletic footwear must be worn to experience Canopy Walk. Absolutely no sandals, flip-flops, crocs, slippers, etc. We also recommend that shorts be at least mid-thigh for comfort when wearing the harness and that longer hair is tied back.

What are the safety regulations?

Treetop Trek is a self-guided experience that is monitored by staff from the ground. Visitors will first be fitted for a harness and helmet and be briefed on how to operate the safety claw. If a participant is unwilling or unable to follow safety protocols, they will be asked to leave the course and no refund will be issued. Protocols include, but are not limited to:

  1. Guests that are pregnant are strictly prohibited from participating
  2. Participants must follow all directions from staff
  3. No participants are permitted on the course without proper safety equipment
  4. Taunting of animals, Zoo guests and other course participants is strictly prohibited
  5. No horseplay on the course
  6. In the event of severe weather, follow the directions from staff for safe evacuation
  7. Only one participant at a time on any element.

Even though our staff goes through extensive and ongoing training in safety techniques, as well as scenario rescue trainings, visitors are responsible for their own safety. Take your time on the course. We want you to have a fun, safe and rewarding visit.

How long does it take to complete Treetop Trek?

Depending on time of day and how busy we are, Chutes and Ladders is 30 – 45 minutes, Zip Only and Canopy Walk is 1 to 1.5 hours on average and Challenge Reloaded, Black Diamond are 2.5 to 3.5 hours on average.

Can I take a break if I get tired, and finish the course later? How do I get down if I get tired or cannot finish the course?

There is a “natural” break in the middle of the Challenge Reloaded course where guests return to the ground before ascending again. This is a great time to take a short break, use the restroom or get some water. However, guests may not return to finish the course on another day using the same admission ticket. In the event of inclement weather, emergency health concerns or some other reason a guest cannot complete the course, specially trained Treetop Trek staff are available to quickly evacuate individuals from the course. We hope that guests will honestly evaluate their health before attempting Treetop Trek in order to avoid the need to leave their course before completing it. There are no refunds if you are unable to complete the course for any of the above-mentioned reasons.

What happens if severe weather occurs?

The Canopy Walk does close at times due to severe weather, especially in the summer. Severe weather can include winds exceeding 30 mph, tropical and/or hurricane storm conditions, lightning and thunder. When severe weather such as lightning and thunder strikes, participants on the courses will be brought down to ground level and all course activity will be suspended. Once lightning has left the area and an all clear is confirmed, guests are allowed to resume course activity. If thunder or lightning continues, the course will remain closed. No refunds or rain checks will be offered if closed due to severe weather. You should call in advance if you are unsure of weather conditions at Brevard Zoo or you can check the forecast or radar online at

What is the refund policy for individuals?

  • No refunds will be issued once a participant clears the briefing
  • No refunds will be issued to guests removed from the course for failure to follow safety regulations
  • No refunds or rainchecks will be issued if the course closes due to inclement weather
  • Please make sure you read and understand our refund policy and are aware of the weather conditions before you plan your experience

What is the group cancellation and rescheduling policy?

  • Any cancellations and/or rescheduling requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the date of your reservation
  • In the event radar shows inclement weather approaching, customers may reschedule up until check-in time. If your group makes the decision to proceed, no refunds will be issued once a participant clears the briefing.
  • If the course is closed due to inclement weather, no refunds or rain checks will be issued
  • No refunds will be issued to guests removed from the course for failure to follow safety regulations
  • Failure to cancel or reschedule a reservation prior to the required two weeks, resulting in a “no call, no show,” will be charged the full amount for the original reservation cost