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Ecotourism on Florida's Space Coast.

Florida Birding, Wildlife & Nature Festivals
Discover Florida Wild
State of Florida guide to too natural springs, 825 miles of
beaches and10,000 miles of paddling, hiking & biking trails.

Space Coast Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Facilities
Florida Wildlife Conservation Guide
The Guide offers users of any professional level a compendium of guidance and
reference materials related to wildlife, land use planning and conservation.
Discover birding, biking, hiking & paddling destinations with descriptions.

Wildlife photography at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, FL. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Route 402 from north Titusville; 321-861-0667 -- This 220-square mile (140,000 acre) refuge hosts more than 22 threatened/endangered species including the 2,000-pound Florida manatee, eastern indigo snake, gopher tortoise and peregrine falcon, more than any other refuge in the United States. You will find up to 400 Manatees making the North Banana River home in the spring. The area teems with more than 31 species of mammals, 331 types of birds and 113 species of fish - over 500 species of wildlife in all. You can seek out the 1045 species of flora that are found here.
      There is a six-mile self-guided driving tour and shaded boardwalks that weave through pine and oak hammocks. This is the second largest sanctuary in Florida. The Visitors Information Center provides exhibits, literature, rangers, outdoor educational activities and lecture programs. Program schedule.
      The Merritt Island Wildlife Association members are volunteers who help staff the information center, give interpretive tours, and help with refuge maintenance.

Canaveral National Seashore - Playalinda Beach - Titusville, FL Canaveral National Seashore, Route 402 from North Titusville; 321-267-1110 -- Twenty four miles of undeveloped barrier island provide the pristine Atlantic beaches of Playalinda, Klondike and Apollo. Inland are the dune, marsh, and lagoon habitats for a tremendous variety of wildlife. It is a major destination for bird lovers. The beaches are known world-wide for excellent surfing and surf fishing. This is part of the largest sea turtle nesting area in the United States. More than 6,000 loggerheads, green seas and leatherbacks lay up to 600 eggs each on Brevard beaches from May - August. Guided tours, after sundown in season, let you witness these one ton endangered animals nesting. See our North Area Program schedule for the many activities that are available for the public in the New Smyrna Beach area. There are occasional programs in the Playalinda Beach, Titusville area.
        PLAYALINDA BEACH - Titusville's beach!     -- Swimming - sun bathing - surfing - fishing - birding - windsurfing - kayaking - hiking - horseback riding - tours - Jr. Rangers - nature study - spectacular sunrises - relaxing. The southern end of 24 beautiful miles of sand dunes, sand, and ocean. A national treasure! Details.

The Enchanted Forest Nature Sanctuary in Titusville, FL.
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary -- North side of Route 405 (444 Columbia Blvd.), 1/2 mile west of US Route 1, south of Titusville; 321-264-5185. A beautiful, safe place to enjoy a remarkable diversity of natural trails. Picnic Tables. Open: Tue. - Sun., from 9:00am to 5:00 pm; Closed Mondays. Guides are often available talk and/or walk with you and discuss how the remarkable diversity of the Enchanted Forest came to be. Wheel chair accessible trails. Special tours arranged for Schools, Scouts and other groups. Earth Day Festival each year near April 22nd. Volunteer Opportunities.

North Brevard Florida Nature Sanctuaries
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Merritt Island N.W.R. & Canaveral N.S.
in a larger map

Photos of map locations.

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Maps, Photos & Descriptions of
all the North Brevard Parks

This map is just the Cultural Centers.

A Parks & Recreation Department playground in Titusville, FL. Parks in North BrevardBrevard County's Parks & Recreation Department -- 321-264-5105 - operates 41 facilities in North Brevard. Four are large Community Centers. Two are Gymnasiums. Two have large Pavilions for major events. There are Playgrounds for Children; Picnic areas with Shelters; Walking trails; Swimming pools; Boat ramps; a Camping facility; Courts for Basketball, Racquetball, Tennis and Volleyball; Fields for Youth Football, Little League Baseball, Soccer and Softball. There are many classes for adults and children, and an active program for those with disabilities. There are nearby activities for everyone. You are invited to use them.

Historic Sams House in North Merritt Island
Sams House — In 1875 John H. Sams built the cabin which is considered the oldest stand home in Brevard County, FL. It is the Management and Education Center for the Brevard County Environmenatlly Endangered Lands Program's Pine Island Conservation Area. Historic and Nature walks and education.

Space Coast Birding, Hiking, Biking & Paddling opportunities.
Space Coast Outdoor Activities
Excellent descriptions of where to go and what you can expect at many Space Coast venues.
Contacts information for outdoor activity providers:
Space Coast Birding
Space Coast Paddling
Space Coast Hiking
Space Coast Biking

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area Christmas, Florida
Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area - 3365 Taylor Creek Road, Christmas, FL 32708; (407) 568-5893. -- 28,000-acres, with 19 miles of frontage on the St. Johns River. Recreational activities including hiking, primitive camping (reservations required), nature study, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking and limited hunting with a special permit. It is recommended that you contact the reserve prior to your visit.

Indian River Lagoon; (321) 724-5400 -- Located in the transition zone of the temperate and sub--tropical climates, it is the most diversified estuary in the nation. It parallels the ocean for 160 miles and is home to more than 4,315 species of plants and animals, including the precious Florida manatee.

St. Johns River Water Management District; (800) 451-7106 -- The St. Johns River Water Management District acquires lands to provide flood protection, protect water supplies, restore and preserve water bodies, maintain wildlife habitats and provide recreation to the public. They manage many properties that have excellent hiking, canoeing, hunting and fishing. Guided tours of some of the lands are available.
• Recreation Guide to District Lands - Links to Each Recreation Area

Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier, Off SR 406 at the Indian River, Titusville; 321-383-2464 -- This 620 foot landmark offers great fishing for sea trout, whiting, redfish, sailcat, and shrimping and crabbing. Bait, gear and food are available.
Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier

Manatee Hammock Camping Area - Titusville, Florida
Manatee Hammock Park, east side of US 1, Bellwood; 321-267-6422 -- Camping, boat launch, recreation area, small pool, scenic views of KSC and Indian River

Wuesthoff Park, Off Barna Avenue, south of SR 50, Titusville; (321)264-5105 -- A short, pleasant trail through the woods. Picnic tables, small playground, activities building.

Jungle Adventures, 26205 East Highway 50, Christmas, FL 32709: (407) 568-1354. A family attraction with lots of Alligators and live animals. Features include: wildlife shows, boat cruise, nature trails, Spanish frontier and Timucuan Indian village reproductions, and a bird aviary. They provide educational programs, have a gift shop and a cafe that features "Alligator Bites."

Grasshopper Airboat Ecotours - Ecotours on the grassy marshes of the St. Johns River and Lake Poinsett. See birds, alligators, other wildlife, and spectacular scenery on a personally guided tour.

Old Fashioned Airboat Rides - Wildlife like Alligators and Eagles, 90 Minute Private Day or Night Real Airboat Tours on the Marshes of the Scenic St. Johns River. Captain John: over 30 Years Experience.

Airboat Rides at Midway - See the Florida outback, a natural paradise teeming with wildlife and native vegetation along the meandering St.John's River. Meet your airboat ride at our permanent facility.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - Celebrating 100 years as the first U.S. Refuge in March 2003.

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral; (321) 783-7831 -- The Port has developed a wide variety of recreational facilities including biking, beaches, boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, surfing, sailing, snorkeling, diving and, sailboarding. With three marinas, ten restaurants, private shops and public parks provide something for everyone. Premier, Canaveral and Carnival Cruise Lines depart daily for the Caribbean Islands, and the Disney ship will make its debut in 1998.

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse -- Located on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station restricted access grounds. The lighthouse grounds can be visited on a special Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex tour. The lighthouse is open every Wednesday and Thursday for the *Free* Air Force bus tour, and people can climb up to the fifth level. You can see the lighthouse from either Canaveral Harbor Road or from the beach at Cocoa Beach southward. Yvonne Thornton's lighthouse Photo Collection

Ulamay Wildlife Sanctuary, 805 Sykes Creek Parkway, Merritt Island; (321)868-1123 -- Great bird watching, canoe and hiking trails, fishing pier, guided tours.

Lori Wilson Park, 1500 North Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach; (321)868-1123 -- Maritime hammock and ocean beach access, nature center, playground and picnic area.

Cocoa Beach Pier, Cocoa Beach; (321)783-7549 -- An historic 840 foot pier provides fishing, food and shops.

Riverwalk Family Park, 5355 South US 1, Rockledge - Nature Center, and a nature boardwalk that begins near the pavilion with restrooms, winding through a natural Florida hammock to the Indian River Lagoon. Picnicking.

Brevard Zoo, North Wickham Road, east of I-95, Melbourne; (321) 254-9453 -- Opened in 1994, it is the only zoo between Jacksonville and West Palm Beach. It features a jet black jaguar. You can view 600-pound tapirs, giant anteaters and two-toed sloths from a shady tropical boardwalk. Brevard Zoo's "Paws On" -- The Animal Study Zone, provides a unique, one--of--a--kind interactive natural adventure where children and adults learn about animals through play and hands-on exhibits.

Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens, FIT Melbourne Campus, (321) 768-8000 -- A one mile paved trail wends its way through over 300 species of palms, fern and other tropical foliage. An 1883 one-room schoolhouse, Brevard's oldest, has been relocated here.

Sebastian Inlet State Recreation Area, Melbourne Beach; (321) 984-4852 -- Three miles of ocean beach are available for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. It is the only designated surfing area in Brevard County; and is the number one surfing destination in Florida, hosting several national surfing tournaments every year. Camping: a stone's throw from Sebastian Inlet and a short stroll to the Atlantic Beach. Small store; gifts; food; docking; canoe, kayak, jet ski, & power boat rentals (no gas); Ranger led boat tours (to Pelican Island). Considered one of the best fishing areas in the state of Florida. It is one of the most popular of all Florida State Parks.

Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay; (321) 952-3433 -- Walk through sand pines, saw palmettos and live oaks that emerge from ancient sand dunes created 120,000 years ago on a 4,000--foot boardwalk. This is a major stopover for spring and fall migratory birds.

Hal Scott Regional Preserve & Park -- Miles of trails of unspoiled sanctuary for hiking, wetland habitats, pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, hardwood on Maxim, to Bancroft, South to Paddock, West to Dallas and follow signs. Open: Sunrise to Sunset. (407) 836-6200.

Forever Florida - 4755 N. Kenansville Rd., St. Cloud, FL 34773; 1-866-854-3837 (407-957-9794 local) -- Forever Florida is Central Florida's newest nature-based attraction giving visitors a chance to experience first hand Florida's deep heritage roots, ecosystems, and wildlife with a relaxing fun filled, educational experience.

Wildlife Viewing in Florida Florida Game and Fish Commission

Other organizations working to protect and preserve Wild Florida include:



Kennedy Space Center - Shuttle on launch pad. Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Complex
        Route 405 south of Titusville, 5 miles east of Route U.S. 1;   321-452-2121
        Experience the glorious past, inspiring present and exciting future of the Amercan Space Program. Tour this working NASA facility and see where space shuttles launch, how history was made when man landed on the moon, and the future of space travel at the International Space Station.
        Walk for 363 feet under an awesomly powerful Saturn V moon rocket. Discover some of the many spinoffs of the space program that make everyday life easier for all of us.
        View Spectacular, large-format IMAX films that bring space closer than you have ever been before. Complete your visit by touring a full-scale shuttle replica and visiting the inspiring tribute to America's fallen astronauts, The Astronaut Memorial.       Find on Map.

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NASA's Earth Observatory
Astronaut Training Experience
Live Feed KSC Video Feeds (15 Channels)
NASA Human Space Flight
Space Shuttle & International Space Station
Mission Control Center Status Reports
International Space Station & Space Shuttle
NASA Home KSC Home
NASA Press Releases of local interest.
Future NASA
Rocket Launch Information



The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of the Earth.
A catalog of NASA images and animations of our home planet
National Space Club Florida Committee
Hubble Telescope "Ozzie" Osband - "Space Enthusiast"
Space Technology Hall of Fame
European Space Agency
Spot The Station - Locations of ISS and much more!
SPACE.com - News, history, games, photos, education ...

Featuring the Apollo Series: The six missions of the Apollo Program, which lasted from 1963 to 1972,
were the first and last times that Mankind has set foot on another world.

NASA Photographs of the John Glenn, Jr. Launch

Mercury 7 memorial at Titusville's Space View Park.
Space View Park -- Broad Street & the Indian River Lagoon -- The first and only Walk in the nation that honors America's astronauts as well as the men and women behind the scenes who helped America lead the world in space exploration. Enjoy the monuments and beautiful grounds. The best place to view Shuttle launches.       Find on Map.

Space Walk of Fame Museum - Titusville, Florida
American Space Museum & Walk of Fame -- 308 Pine Street, Downtown Titusville, P. O. Box 6385, Titusville, FL 32782-6385 — (321) 264-0434 -- A one-of-a-kind museum illustrating America's history in space exploration by displaying hundreds of rare photos, space patches and pins, space hardware, flight suits, shuttle tiles, bronzed handprints of Apollo and shuttle astronauts and miscellaneous memorabilia. Also included is a reading library of space-oriented books, magazine articles, documents and mission directories as well as video tapes.       Find on Map.

Gemeni Monument - Space Walk of Fame - Titusville, Florida
U.S. Space Walk of Fame, 4 Main Street, Downtown Titusville -- The U. S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation in cooperation with the city of Titusville is providing space exhibits along the river front commemorating Americas various space programs with special emphasis being given to the space workers themselves. Edging the Indian River Lagoon and overlooking Kennedy Space Center, the riverwalk preserves America's history in space through a progressive maze of memorabilia, interpretive plaques, public art, sculptures and bronze markers. The waterfront terrace of the riverwalk has become a favorite viewing platform during NASA and private rocket lift-offs.       Find on Map.

Astronaut's Memorial, Kennedy Space Center; (321) 452-2121 -- The "Space Mirror" -- a National Memorial designed to honor the 16 astronauts who have given their lives for space exploration - the heroes' names are engraved in the 70,400-pound polished granite disk which rotates to mirror the movements of the sun.

Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center; (321) 452-2121 -- Apollo 11, Man's first landing on the moon, blasted off from this historic site on July 16, 1969, beginning a whole new quest toward the final frontier.

Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory, Cocoa; (321) 634-3732 -- Florida's largest planetarium and public access telescope. Featuring the world's most advanced astronomy teaching facilities. Three story high IWERRKS™ Motion Picture Theater. International Hall of Space Explorers.

Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa; 321-638-1000 -- This 16 acre complex was formed to explore Florida's most abundant energy resource, the sun. A library holds several thousand books and documents. Testing and evaluation of solar energy devices is performed. Study and experimentation with solar energy is encouraged.

Air Force Space and Missile Museum, The Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station preserves both the hardware and the spirit of United State's ventures into space. The museum displays numerous missiles, rockets and related space equipment and is open daily. NASA/Delaware North Parks Service has a bus tour 7 days a week (launch schedule permitting) called "Cape Canaveral: Then and Now." The tour lasts about 2 1/2 hours and includes a stop at the museum, NASA's Launch Complex 5/6, and various other historic launch complexes at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. For more information about the tour call (321) 452-2121 or (321) 449-4322.


Museums and History



Major resource of articles, photos maps and links about the history of North Brevard.

Locations of historic attractions.
Click for large map to locations.

North Brevard Historical Society and Museum
North Brevard Historical Museum, 301 South Washington Ave., Titusville; 321-269-3658 -- The museum displays photographs, furniture, clothing and artifacts that reflect the lifestyle of early Titusville and surrounding areas, including an 1877 Florida Star printing press, and hand prints of the original Mercury astronauts.

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore -Civil Rights workers - Mims, Florida
Harry T. Moore Homesite, Freedom Avenue, off Parker Street in Mims; 321-264-5105 -- Museum & Cultural Center. This is a memorial to Harry and Harriette Moore. They were the first (1951) active civil rights workers murdered in the modern black civil rights movement. Information is available on this site.
    The Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities, February — Celebrating the contributions of pioneering civil rights leaders Harry and Harriette Moore. The Festival is a celebration of history, culture and contributions of African Americans.

The historic 1891
Pritchard House in Titusville, FL
The historic 1891 Pritchard House, 424 S. Washington Ave., Titusville. The Pritchard House is a fine example of Queen Anne architecture. It was built for Captain James Pritchard in 1891. It is completely furnished with period furniture, accessories and interesting collections. Tours conducted by costumed docents by appointment. The house was painted using historic colors. Gardens recognizing several of Titusville's founding families have been designed to accentuate the beauty of the house and provide charming spaces for gatherings and celebrations. The house is available for rentals for weddings, parties, meetings, special dinners, teas, etc.

Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, 2201 Michigan Avenue, Cocoa; (321)632-1830. -- Walk back in time. Experience Brevard County in its earliest form, including a remarkable reproduction of the Windover Dig which unearthed the remains of a 7000 year old Indian civilization that was found nearby. Excellent displays ranging from wildlife to seashells to household items of early settlers. A remarkable community resource. If you haven't been here, go! You'll be amazed at what you'll find in our own backyard. A 22 acre nature reserve showcases three ecosystems. Enjoy solitude in the Butterfly Garden.
NOW! Museum Based Lesson Plans for Grades One Through Six

Fort Christmas - village, park - Christmas, Florida
Fort Christmas Historical Park & Museum -- 25 acre park with replica of a fort built in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War, traditional Florida "Cracker" house. Tennis courts, ball field, playground, rental pavilions and picnic areas with grills. FORT & HOMES HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday -- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Closed Mondays & Holidays). PARK HOURS: Summer -- 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Winter -- 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
1300 Fort Christmas Road, Christmas, FL 32709 (2 miles North of East State Road 50 on County Highway 420). Phone: 407-254-9310.

The American Police Hall of Fame - Titusville, Florida American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, 6350 Horizon Drive, Titusville, FL 32780; 321-264-0911; policeinfo@aphf.org. The Nation's First Museum, Attraction and Memorial Honoring All Police In Federal, State, County and Local Departments. Exhibits, Memorabilia & Collectibles, Special Theatre Presentations, preserving law enforcement history. "With Exhibits, Memorabilia & Collectibles, Special Theatre Presentations. "We Honor Those Who Serve & Protect."
    • Helicopter tours of the Kennedy Space Center area and the Indian River Lagoon.
    • One of the nation's top indoor gun ranges. Shooting Leagues for men, women and co-ed teams.

Valiant Air Command Warbird AirShow Valiant Air Command, 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, FL 32780; 321-268-1941, EMail: vacwarbirds@bellsouth.net. Located east of I-95 exit 79. Museum located on Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville. Off US 1 or SR 405 adjacent to Kennedy Space Center Call: 321 268 1941 for more information. Featuring aircraft WW1 to Desert Storm. A6, A7, F14, F101, Phantom, C47 (in D Day Invasion), T6,T28,Helicopters, & more (Display Changes). Restorations - volunteers invited. Large memorabilia room. Gift Shop. Open Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
    The Warbird Airshow, held in March at the Space Center Executive Airport (TICO) [TIX], is widely regarded as among the best Warbird airshows in the country.

American Space Museum & Walk of Fame -- 308 Pine Street, Downtown Titusville, P. O. Box 6385, Titusville, FL 32782-6385 — (321) 264-0434 -- See "Space" above.

Veterans Memorial Park - Titusville, Florida
Veterans Memorial Park -- Titusville's beautiful memorial to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine veterans. Broad Street on the Indian River.

Leopoldville Memorial -- On Christmas eve, 1944, the S.S. Leopoldville and the division she was transporting was sunk off the coast of Cherbourg France while on the way to relieve the troops at the battle of Bastogne.

Commemorative Memorials -- Honoring the men and women who served in all of our nation's wars.

Challenger Memorial -- The City of Titusville's memorial to the victims of the Apollo and Challenger & Columbia Space Shuttle tragedies. A memorial service is held there in January. South west corner of Sand Point Park.

Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery -- The new 318-acre cemetery in Mims, Fla., will serve the burial needs of more than 163,000 Veterans in the cemetery's service area for the next 100 years.

Titusville, Florida Walking Tour - Take a virtual tour of the panels that mark the sites of Titusville's early history. Then walk the real thing and visualize oyr town in the late 1800's. The walk starts near the Gemini Monument and ends just south of City Hall.

Historic Downtown Titusville; 321-269-7363 -- Olde downtown Titusville's Main Street is a National Historic District and a Main Street City. Much of the original downtown has been preserved. Ask for the River Center Association walking and driving tour map.

Brevard Art Museum, 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, 32935; 321-242-0737. Science Center; lots of hands on activities for children: 321-254-7782.
Museums of Brevard Website
Air Force Space & Missile Museum
Alma Clyde Field Library of FL History
The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
The Astronaut Hall of Fame
BCC Planetarium & Observatory
Brevard County Historical Commission
Brevard Museum of Art and and Natural Science
Brevard Museum of History and Science
Brevard Zoo
East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame
Grant Historical House
The Liberty Bell Museum
The Harry T & Harriette V Moore Cultural Center
North Brevard Historical Society Museum
The Historic Rossetter House
U. S. Space Walk of Fame Museum
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Florida Historical Society & Library -- Tebeau-Field Research Library of Florida History -- book and gift shop, exhibits and Saturday afternoon speaker series (call). 435 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa 32922: 321-690-1971.
Grant Historical House -- 1916 "Catalog" house; Tours, antiques, household furnishings. 5795 U.S. Highway 1, Grant 32949: 321-723-8543
Honor America/Liberty Bell Memorial Museum -- American historical museum featuring full size replica of the Liberty Bell. 1601 Oak Street, Melbourne: 321-727-1776
Military Museum -- Artifacts from Civil War to present: uniforms, medals, model airplanes, military library. Near Merritt Square Mall. 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy., Merritt Island: 321-453-1776
Olde Cocoa Village -- Historic downtown Cocoa. Theatre, community events, shopping. P.O. Box 1, Cocoa 32923; Brevard and Delannoy Avenues, Cocoa: 321-639-9075
Porcher House -- 20th Century Greek Revival architecture done in Coquina Rock. Built in 1916 as a private home. Private functions, weddings, parties. National Register of Historic Homes. 434 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa 32922: 321-639-3500

Indian River Historical Cruise: From Sailing Ships to Space Ships., Cruise discontinued. Interesting info on website. -- Voyage back into the 1800s on a "Living History" cruise along Titusville, Florida's waterfront narrated by the character of Capt. Richard Paddison. From sailing ships to space ships. Seminole indians, Confederate blockade runners, steamboats and pioneers.




Titusville Playhouse Titusville Playhouse - Emma Parrish Theatre -- 301 Julia Street, Titusville, FL 32781-1234. (321) 268-3711; Box Office: 268-1125. — The Playhouse produces 5 main stage theatrical productions (drama, comedy & musicals) each year. Anyone interested in theater is invited to add their skills and to audition for a production. Emma's Attic produces shorter, more experimental plays. Rising Star Theater is for youths grade 6 through high school. Children's Theatre Arts provides classes for grades 1 through 5 and Summer Theatre for grades 2 through 8. The Theater hosts a variety of community events throughout the year.

Maxwell C. King Center for Performing Arts -- 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL. 32935; Ticket Office: (321) 242-2219. — The King Center's 2000-seat auditorium provides "big City" entertainment on the Space Coast: Broadway musicals, major theater productions, celebrity performances, children's shows, ballet, symphony orchestras, operas, lecturers, exhibits, and international performers. Local artist exhibits. You can enjoy elegant dining at the King Center's Royal Onyx Room before the show. Call for schedule, ticket information and season passes.

Other excellent Theaters in Brevard County
Children's Community Theater, Rockledge (321)632-9217
Cocoa Village Playhouse, Cocoa Village (321)636-5050
Johnathan Robinson Theatrical Workshop, Palm Bay (321)727-7727
Junior Theatre Players, Satellite Beach (321)773-6458
Maverick Stage Company, Eau Gallie(321)779-1589
Melbourne Civic Theatre, Melbourne (321)723-6935
Playtime Comedy Productions, Indialantic (321)953-8309
Playwright's Workshop, Cocoa (321)632-1111 ext. 3800
Spotlight Theatre, Palm Bay (321)951-2420
Surfside Players, Cocoa Beach (321)783-3127 or 3013


North Brevard Art League class & meeting building North Brevard Art League, 1421 Draa Road, Titusville, FL 32782-6133; (321)268-2147. NBAL sponsors several art shows in the community, provides art for public places, holds classes in many art media, and promotes the arts in the area. Poets & Painters brings artists and poets together to write and paint to each other's works.

Greenwood Gallery, 1520 Garden St., Titusville; (321)268-3362
Brevard Museum of Art & Science, 1463 North Highland Avenue, Melbourne; (321)254-7782
Central Brevard Art Center, 425 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa; (321)636-3673
Henegar Center, 625 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne; (321)723-8698
Lyceum Series, 300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa; (321)636-5050
Melbourne Art Festival, New Haven Avenue (US 1 & US 192), P.O. Box 611, Melbourne, FL 32901; (321) 722-1964
Spaceport USA: Art of Spaceflight, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center, 405 NASA Parkway, (321)452-2121
Space Coast Art Festival, Cocoa Beach, Thanksgiving Weekend; (321)783-5624
Space Coast Art League, Indian Harbour Beach; (321)773-2462
Sundancer Gallery (Blackfoot Indian), 6 Florida Ave., Cocoa Village; (321)631-0092


Brevard Symphony Orchestra - North Guild Brevard Symphony Orchestra - 1500 Highland Avenue, P.O. Box 361965, Melbourne, FL. 32936-1965. Contact Fran S. Delisle, (321) 242-2024. FAX (321) 259-4716.

Space Coast Pops (Florida Space Coast Philharmonic), (321) 632-7445; popsorch@aol.com
Space Coast Symphony Orchestra. Aaron Collins, Director: 321-536-8580; info@spacecoastsymphony.org
Brevard Youth Orchestra, Eau Gallie; (321) 254-9583
Community Band of Brevard, BCC Cocoa; (321) 632-1111 ext. 4040
Brevard Chorale Society, BCC Cocoa; (321) 452-8476
Jazz Society of Brevard, Cocoa Beach; (321) 636-0789
Space Coast Jazz Society
Space Coast Flute Orchestra - Suntree.
Melbourne Chamber Music Society, Inc., P.O. Box 033403, Indialantic, FL 32903; MCMS@cfl.rr.com. Info & Box Office: 321-956-8775. MCMS brings outstanding Chamber Music Performances to Brevard County.
Melbourne Community Orchestra, Melbourne; (321) 724-0555
Melbourne Municipal Band; (321) 724-0555
Sweet Adelines, King Center, Melbourne; (321) 664-6958 or 724-1204
Swingtime Band, Melbourne; (321) 724-0555

Brevard Cultural Alliance is our community's arts and cultural affairs agency. Its role is to promote cultural programs, helping make them accessible to everyone. They help strengthen our community through arts education, the humanities, cultural tourism, economic development and youth arts projects. Publish monthly Art-A-Facts. 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. C/2, Viera, FL 32940: 690-6817. ARTSline: 690-6819. eMail

|| World Wide Arts Resources || National Endowment for the Arts ||
|| ArtsJournal.com || ArtsandLettersDaily.com ||



"Out There" eMagazine
Real stories by real people about their outdoor adventures in the Titusville Florida area.

Kayaking - Tour Boat - Air Boat - Seashore

Parks in North Brevard -- Brevard County's Parks & Recreation Department.

Titusville, Florida YMCA
YMCA of Brevard County, 2100 South Park Avenue, Titusville, FL 32780; 385-9622 -- Programs for members and non-members include: Before and after school child care, summer day camp, Coach Pitch & T-ball, aerobics, fitness center, martial arts, fitness walking, Indian Guides & Princesses, swim lessons, basketball (youth and adult), tennis, and racquetball. Volunteer opportunities.




BOATING - Kayaking - Canoeing - Sailing - Touring






  • The Great Outdoors Golf Course (par 72) -- 269-5524 -- Semi-Private
  • Sherwood Golf Club (par 71) -- 269-4653 -- Public
  • LaCita Country Club (par 72) -- 383-2582 -- Private
  • Air Park Golf Academy -- 269-2000 -- Public


  • Horse Sisters -- Equine Assisted Therapy, Special Olympics, Horsedrawn Hay Wagon Service, Clinics and Shows, Private Lessons, Horse Drawn Funerals, Parades, Memorials, Holiday Camps. Mims, FL
    help@horsesisters.org • phone: 321-267-2929.



  • Space Coast Runners Club --P.O. Box 6041, Titusville, FL 32782.   Promote running on a recreational and competitive level for all ages. Co-sponsor 7 main races. Sponsor over 50 races including Sunday Fun Runs. Marty Winkel: 269-7247.






SPACE COAST STADIUM, 5800 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne: (800) 741-3014.
The Space Coast Stadium is the new home of United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).
USSSA's mission is to be the most visibly recognized, technologically advanced, professionally represented sports organization in the world. Their commitment to meeting the needs of the teams, coaches, sponsors, park owners and fans as an organization is everything.


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