ZooTampa at Lowry Park Tickets in Tampa, FL

1101 W. Sligh Ave.Tampa, FL 33604
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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. This 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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from Ashley, one of our Tampa Travel Experts
  • Animal encounters, rides, and extraordinary experiences make the zoo perfect for all families.
  • Go on an African Safari ride with behind-the-scenes views of dozens of African animals, such as elephants, Patas monkeys, and more (included in admission price).
  • Upgrade to the Tampa's ZooQuarium Pass to include a visit to The Florida Aquarium.
  • The zoo offers splash pads and play areas for the kids. Remember to bring extra clothes for your little ones.
  • All rides, including Expedition Wild Africa and Roaring Springs, are free.
  • You can leave and re-enter the same day with a hand stamp.
  • Outside food and beverages are not permitted. However, there is a picnic area near the main parking lot and a variety of dining options available inside.
  • Parking is free for all guests.


from ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Experience unforgettable adventures at ZooTampa at Lowry Park that will connect you with wildlife like nowhere else. Voted one of the top 10 zoos in the country by USA Today and 12-time winner of TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award, ZooTampa offers immersive activities and up-close animal encounters for visitors of all ages.

Enjoy an amazing, lush tropical setting with naturalistic habitats that provide up-close connections with animals from around the world. Come nose-to-nose with an endangered Florida Panther and experience sprawling views of black bears and manatees. Go on a safari ride through Africa. Witness life-saving care of majestic manatees at the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center. Take a thrilling three-story plunge on Roaring Springs water ride. And so much more. And the best part, parking is free!

In addition to offering moments of unforgettable connections, ZooTampa is a champion for wildlife, dedicated to the conservation of endangered and threatened species. Most notably, ZooTampa is home to one of only four manatee rehabilitation centers in the United States, treating over 500 manatees since 1991. They are also the number one facility in the world for the care for sick and injured endangered Florida panthers.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Reviews

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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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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
5 Reviews
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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

Where is ZooTampa located?

ZooTampa is located in the Lowry Park Central neighborhood at 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604.

Does ZooTampa at Lowry Park charge for parking?

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

Can I bring a bag or backpack to the park?

Bags, purses, backpacks, and other forms of bags are allowed inside the zoo, but they will be subject to inspection prior to entering the park.

Can I bring snacks into the park for my children?

No outside food or beverages are allowed inside the park. However, they offer a variety of food options at their restaurants and concession stands. There is also a picnic area located outside the park near the main parking lot. Please note that alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the picnic area.

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.

Can I bring my dog to ZooTampa?

Only trained ADA service dogs and miniature horses are allowed in the zoo. Service animals must remain harnessed or leashed at all times. Personal pets are not permitted.

Is ZooTampa wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all of the park's pathways, facilities, and exhibits are accessible to wheelchair users. Some pathways feature some grades that are steeper than others. The front parking lot, entryway, and walkways are enhanced to provide easy navigation.

When is the zoo open?

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The zoo closes at 4 pm Christmas Eve, and is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Hours are subject to change without notice.

Can I get to the zoo using public transportation?

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