ZooTampa at Lowry Park Tickets in Tampa, FL

1101 W. Sligh Ave.Tampa, FL 33604
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Overview

Visit ZooTampa at Lowry Park is home to more than 1,300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Tampa Zoo creates unforgettable, natural connections between animals and visitors. Touch a giant tortoise, get hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays, and more!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Tampa Travel Experts
  • Animal encounters, rides, and extraordinary experiences make the zoo perfect for all families.
  • Don't miss the African Guided Safari.
  • Behind-the-scenes views of dozens of African animals, including the Zoo's African elephant herd, Patas monkeys, and more.
  • Trees provide shade throughout the park.
  • Tampa's ZooQuarium Pass is recommended if you are staying in Central Florida.
  • Kids splash areas available inside the park, remember to bring extra clothes for the kids.
  • Re-entry allowed with hand stamp.
  • Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Free parking.
  • No outside food or beverages allowed.
  • Masks recommended at indoor locations and may be required during certain experiences.

Description

from ZooTampa at Lowry Park
If fun is in your nature, spend some time at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, named the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by both Parents and Child magazines!

Five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 800,000 visitors annually.

This Tampa Zoo features more than 1,000 incredible animals on nearly 60 lush acres including elephants, koalas, tigers, penguins, chimpanzees, orangutans, leopards, and much more. Have a wild time feeding a giraffe, holding a lorikeet, touching a stingray, walking with wallabies, encountering a white rhino, and more.

New Adventures and Returning Favorites
Florida Wilds: The new immersive area features more spacious habitats for native species so they can thrive, while also providing engaging moments of diversion and education for guests. Families will be able to get closer than ever to the animals that call Florida home – not just alligators, skunks, and flamingos, but also large black bears and beautiful but endangered Florida panthers and red wolves.

Hamadryas Baboons: A new species is joining the popular Primate Realm at ZooTampa, Hamadryas baboons. This unique member of the Old World monkey family was a sacred animal to the Ancient Egyptians and a representative of their god of learning. The group of six brothers, who came to ZooTampa from New York’s Prospect Park Zoo, will make their public debut on March 1 in a sprawling, fully remodeled habitat featuring expansive windows allowing guests unobstructed viewing of their remarkable silver mane, pink faces, and playful nature of these intelligent primates.

Manatee Rescue Center at ZooTampa: ZooTampa’s David A. Straz, Jr Manatee Critical Care Center, already the second-largest critical care facility in the United States, is amplifying its leadership and efforts aimed at saving Florida’s iconic species. In late 2022 we will be increasing our capacity for the direst cases, including adding a nursery pool for the smallest of patients.

Stingray Bay: This newly reimagined interactive habitat will give guests a chance to touch and feed graceful stingrays, at their discretion, while they swim carefree in a state-of-the-art habitat. Stingray Bay will be home to safe-to-touch species, including cownose and southern stingrays, and features a 34,000-gallon saltwater pool that will be low enough for young children to peer and reach into the water, yet provide “rest zones” and “hides” for the animals. Stingray Bay also features a truly unforgettable opportunity to wade into the water for a rare up-close-and-personal encounter with these amazing animals!

The Zoo's Manatee and Aquatic Center expands the traditional boundaries of a zoo, focusing efforts on critical care for injured, sick, and orphaned Florida manatees. It is one of the only places where you can see these gentle giants year-round. During your visit, keep cool in the warm Florida sun with water play areas, wild rides, shows, shopping, and restaurants.

Parking is free.

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Palmyra, ME
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"Fun for all!"
April 2019
My family really enjoyed spending time at the zoo. Our girls especially liked petting the sting ray's and being able to play in the splash area on a hot day. The carousel was also a big hit. We appreciated how the zoo was set up into areas so we could choose what we wanted to see first. Everyone was very excited to see a real rhinoceros! A good time was had by all!
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Tip: Bring strollers. The place is big and you will do a lot of walking. We brought one and rented one for an older child. Ended up saving the day!

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Tampa, FL
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"Excelent"
June 2018
It was a magical experience , have the best deals ever , really nice people , really clean pleace , loved it
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Anais R.
Meriden, CT
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"WOW!!"
November 2017
Wow! Literally all I can say! My son loves the zoo so I decided since I haven't took him to one in 3 years why not find somewhere in FL to take him. My wife and I traveled from CT and decided to check out this zoo. we weren't looking at the map because we wanted to let it all be a surprise. But let me tell you this zoo is huge. We noticed there was a little water park for children and I was actually in shock it was about 90 degrees and we didn't expect a water park to be here!! my son loved it he cooled down and played with other children. BTW the food here was delicious! Also we saw that you can feed the giraffes and rhino which was amazing!!!!!!!! also there's a little truck that can tour you around the zoo. Such a great experience for me and my family.
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Tip: sun screen, bauting suit & flip flops

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Beaufort, SC
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"Great visit"
August 2016
Great attractions , decent priced
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Claire O'Shea
Clearwater, FL
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"Out of this world.."
July 2016
I can't begin to explain what an amazing day we had at Tampa Zoo. Absolutely amazing.. The animals, staff, water area for children. My 3 & 2 year old had a wonderful time & so did mum & dad.. It's all I talk about since returning to England.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Is parking available at the Tampa Zoo?

Yes. All guests enjoy free parking at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

Can I bring a bag to the park?

Bags, purses, backpacks, and other forms of bags are allowed inside the zoo but are subject to inspection prior to zoo entry.

Can I bring snacks into the park for my children?

For the safety of the animals within the zoo, no outside food or beverages are allowed inside the zoo. Snacks, meals, and beverages are available for purchase throughout the zoo at dining locations including the Garden Grille, Boomer’s Cafe, Safari Lodge, Sweet Shoppe, Rango Snacks, and Tamani’s Oasis.

Can I bring my service animal into the zoo?


Yes. Trained service animals are allowed in the zoo, so long as they are properly leashed. Personal pets are not permitted in the zoo for the safety of all animals and guests.

Is the zoo accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility issues?

Yes. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo goes to extreme lengths to ensure that all visitors have an extraordinary experience while at our zoo. All zoo pathways, facilities, and exhibits are accessible to all. In addition, the front parking lot, entryway, and walkways are designed to provide easy navigation for all guests. The Tampa Zoo's front parking lot includes reserved spaces available for disabled guests. This parking lot includes ramp access to the main entrance. During peak visitation days and times when these reserved parking spaces are full, parking lot security will try to assist vehicles carrying disabled guests.

When is the zoo open?

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The zoo is not open on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

Can I get to the zoo using public transportation?

Yes. HART Bus Routes 41 and 45 will bring passengers to the zoo.

Where is ZooTampa located?

Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park is located at 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604.

What are the Tampa Zoo hours?

Tampa's Lowery Park Zoo is open from 9:30am to 5pm daily, with extended hours during holidays. Extended hours until 6pm on weekends in May. Christmas Eve hours are 9:30am to 4pm. Zoo Tampa is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and may have extended hours for special events. Hours are subject to change. Please see the operating calendar in the ticket section above for hours of operation during your selected date range.

What is included in my Lowry Park Zoo tickets?

One-day Zoo Tampa tickets are valid for admission to ZooTampa at Lowry Park any one operating day and include unlimited rides, animal chats, and wildlife connections. Parking is free for all guests. Signature encounters are excluded, however Signature encounter tickets are available for purchase at the Zoo.