Welcome To the Brevard Museum
The Brevard Museum, Inc., also known as the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, is conveniently located in Cocoa, Florida bordering the EFSC Cocoa campus and the city’s original water supply, Clearlake. A not-for-profit corporation since 1969, the Brevard Museum sits on a 22 acre parcel of land that includes a 19.5 acre nature preserve encompassing three Florida ecosystems. Click events for Museum hours.
Windover Pond, site of one of the world’s greatest archaeological finds, is in Brevard County, Florida, near Titusville. Its yield is causing archaeologists to revise some of the long-accepted theories of early man in North America. Not only were numerous skeletons were found buried in the Windover Pond, but also preserved brain matter, tools, and fabric.
Selina Mole Roberts’ memoirs came to the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science through the kindness of her granddaughter, Lillian Carver of Mims. At the age of 21, Selena met and married Harry Roberts, an Englishman living in America, and moved with him to New York from London. Eventually, Selena and Harry became pioneers to Mims, Florida, leading a difficult and interesting life.
The By-Gone Beasts exhibit, located in the Grace and Albert Taylor wing, features three of the most iconic Ice Age mammals. Bones the mastodon, a giant ground sloth, and a saber tooth cat give visitors an idea of what Florida would have been like 11,000 years ago. The exhibit also features hands-on fossils, pottery shards, and a varied selection of additional fossils.