ZooTampa at Lowry Park in Tampa, FL

1101 W. Sligh Ave.Tampa, FL 33604
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Overview

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 Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Tampa Travel Experts
  • Animal encounters, rides, and extraordinary experiences makes the zoo perfect for all families.
  • Don't miss the African Guided Safari.
  • Get behind-the-scenes views of dozens of African animals, including the Zoo's African elephant herd, Patas monkeys and more.
  • Trees provided shade throughout park for children and adults.
  • The Tampa's ZooQuarium Ticket is recommended if you are staying in Central Florida.
  • For guests with kids, extra clothes are recommended. There are a few kids splash areas inside the park.
  • For the safety of the zoo animals, no outside food or beverages are allowed in the Zoo.
  • Guests can have their hands stamped to use the picnic areas outside of the main gate, and then re-enter.
  • Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times.
  • No roller skate shoes permitted inside the Zoo.
  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
  • Free parking.
  • Wear sunscreen.

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 (2010-2015), Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 800,000 visitors annually.

The 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.

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 that 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.

Back in ZooTampa this Spring! Dinos Alive!
After 65 million years, dinosaurs return for an adventure of epic proportions at ZooTampa! Join us for Dinos Alive! a limited time event that connects prehistoric species to modern day wildlife found at the zoo. Starting on February 29, ends on May 31, 2020, travel back in time and come face-to-face with animated, larger-than-life dinosaurs from a Stegosaurus to a T-Rex.
The event features interactive adventures for explorers of all ages, including:
A travel through time with where you can navigate the past to discover species not seen for tens of millions of years!
A Dino Dig where you can tap your inner paleontologist and help uncover long-buried fossils of your favorite dinosaurs.
A fun educational adventure along the path where you can get informed on the easy ways everyone can contribute to the conservation of wildlife and prevent the next extinction.
Guests and junior paleontologists will be talking about this dino-mite adventure at ZooTampa for decades to come!

Parking is free.

Tripster Customer Reviews

5 Reviews
Tripster Customer
Palmyra, ME
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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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Tripster Customer
Tampa, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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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chasity clayton
Beaufort, SC
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great visit"
August 2016
Great attractions , decent priced
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Claire O'Shea
Clearwater, FL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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sharjeelcool
Mumbai, India
"Good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2020
This place will leave you completely stunned if you are a nature lover and this place is definitely very popular among the locals
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fast72
Anchorage, Alaska
"Fun zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 08, 2020
The line was long to get in but we had a good time. Decent burgers too. The interactive dinosaur attraction was fun. I thought there was a good variety of animals and the zoo was quite clean. Seemed that there were alot of benches to sit on as well.
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EHATS
Fostoria, Ohio
"First stop to many on our City Pass tour."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 25, 2020
This was a GREAT spot. I just don't know if I like dead end trails. Especially when you don't have a cane, walker or scooter to help you with. It was greatly shaded and when there was no shade, there were fans to help you cool down.
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cmfred
"Would recommend this zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2020
We have been watching the television series “The Zoo” and “Secrets of the Zoo” so when we planned a vacation to Florida we wanted to see the Tampa Zoo for ourselves. We were impressed by how clean the grounds were kept – people were always making sure any little bits of trash were picked up quickly. The animals seemed well cared for and content, and any interactions I saw with zoo staff reinforced the attachments between the staff and their charges. We were a bit disappointed that the Florida exhibits were mostly closed, but our timing was just unfortunate. Our only complaint was that when we did our giraffe meet and greet, we were sent up with a family of five, including three children (so seven people in total) and most of the focus was on the children’s experience. We could have been sent up with one other couple right behind us, making a group of four, and would have preferred that smaller group interaction, since we paid the same price as everyone else and wanted the same quality of interaction. As well, the first two or three groups to interact were given lots of time but later groups (including ours) were being somewhat rushed, some activities eliminated and sessions shortened, which was disappointing after seeing the experiences of the groups in front of us. Perhaps fewer people should be booked for each session…
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G2655BWgaryk
Clearwater, Florida
"Fantastic Zoo"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2020
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is wonderful place to spend the day with your family. You will enjoy all the animals they have on site. A first class zoo.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ZooTampa at Lowry Park!

Is parking available at the 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 into 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.

Our front parking lot includes reserved spaces available for disabled guests. This parking lot includes ramp accessibility 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 9:30am to 5:00pm. The zoo is open late until 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday nights. 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.