Tampa Zoo Discounts - Your 2023 Ultimate Guide

February 28, 2023

White sand beaches, tropical temperatures all year round, and a gentle damp breeze. All of this and more greet you as soon as you arrive in Tampa.

One of the best ways to enjoy this city is to revel in one of its finest offerings, ZooTampa at Lowry park! Want to know how to get the best bang for your buck? Follow along with our Ultimate Guide to ZooTampa to get the scoop on Tampa Zoo discount tickets, coupons, and deals!

Having started life as a center for Florida wildlife preservation, ZooTampa now preserves and rehabilitates over 1,300 species. Meet the Florida panther, Southern white rhino, river otters, giant tortoise, Indian rhino, and more Florida wildlife. So satisfy your Zoophilist heart by spending an entire day in the company of these tropical inhabitants and their magnificent carers.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Discount Tickets

We love that single day tickets are available for advance online purchase! Plus more Tampa Zoo discounts (that is, if you get the Tampa Zoo tickets discount below)!

Grab your Zoo Tampa discount tickets on Tripster, say goodbye to ticket anxiety, skip the long lines, and breeze right in! Don't forget, all children aged two and under enjoy free admission relieving you of the need for a babysitter!

An admission ticket to ZooTampa is like a gift that keeps giving. All tickets come with unlimited access to Wildlife Connection events and ZooTampa rides.

Wildlife Connection events are fantastic opportunities to cultivate an understanding of the conservation and preservation at ZooTampa.

Top-rated Wildlife Connections include:

  • Macaw Flyover
  • Manatee Chat
  • Orangutan Chat
  • Penguin Chat

Get your adrenaline flowing with rides such as the Tasmanian Tiger Coaster, Roaring Springs, The Carousel, and Boomer's Flyin' Bananas.

Eager for more insider tips? Follow along as we share more secrets of the Zoo Tampa below!

Close up of a family laughing on a sunny day at ZooTampa in Tampa, Florida, USA

photo credit: ZooTampa at Lowry Park via Facebook

Tampa Zoo Coupons and Discounts

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Military Discount

Military and veteran discounts are always honored by ZooTampa. Don't forget your ID! You will need to present this as proof of military service at the ticketing windows. ZooTampa military discount is only valid on the day of visit. Don’t forget to visit the creatures of the night Zoo Tampa on your day of visit!

ZooTampa at Lowry Park AAA Discount

Looking forward to using your AAA membership card to avail of more discounts? We regret to inform you that there is no ZooTampa at Lowry Park AAA discount at this time.

Alternatively, head over to Tripster to grab all the ZooTampa at Lowry Park discount tickets and vacation packages that you need.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Senior Discount

Good news! Lowry Park Zoo also offers senior discounts for guests 60 years and above. Don’t forget a valid ID! You will need to present it at the ticket booth to avail of the ZooTampa at Lowry Park senior rate. Tickets are valid on the date of purchase.

View of people splashing in the water at the bottom of Roaring Springs coaster at ZooTampa in Tampa, Florida, USA

photo credit: ZooTampa at Lowry Park via Facebook

Tampa Zoo Membership Discount

If you are one of the lucky few that call Tampa home or at least visit regularly, a zoo membership may be worth your while.

Pick from the Individual, Dual plus, and Family Plus membership plans, priced between $109.0 and $219.0 annually. They are all accompanied by some great perks and have a strong history of happy customers behind them.

Membership perks like unlimited visits, preferred parking, and exclusive events will spoil you silly!

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Group Travel Deals

Best enjoyed with friends and family, ZooTampa is perfect for a group experience. Whether you go with toddlers, high-schoolers, or grandparents, an enchanted encounter awaits you.

Fill out a quick form to receive a quote, and you're well on your way!

Grab a CityPass

Bundle your fun like a professional traveler with CityPass. Tampa Bay CityPass is a multi-attraction ticket with an incredible discount for five major Tampa attractions.

CityPass opens the door to a fantasy Florida vacation. Traverse Tampa like a local with your CityPass covering:

aerial view of guests riding Montu roller coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa, Florida, USA

photo credit: Busch Gardens® Tampa

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Vacation Packages

Dreaming of a vacation in Tampa? With tons of family-friend attractions, you might be wondering how much you have to spend. One thing’s for sure–you’ll spend less and see more Tampa attractions with the ZooTampa vacation package! Save up to 29 percent with these vacation packages:

two dolphins with mouths open jumping out of the water

Photo Credit: Clearwater Marine Aquarium via Facebook

Hotels Near Tampa Zoo

A holiday can feel incomplete without the perfect abode to rest your head at night. That's why we bring you the best deals on resort-style hotels. So, book with confidence, knowing you're always getting our best deal and ticket online.

Enjoy incredible luxury at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas, Balmoral Resort Florida, and Tuscana Resort.

Pro Tip: You can achieve incredible savings when purchasing your ZooTampa tickets as a package with your hotel bookings.

Free Things to Compliment Your ZooTampa Visit

Just because there is so much to do in Tampa does not mean breaking the bank. There are some incredible experiences to be had for free with careful planning:

  • Florida Botanical Gardens are free to enjoy and even allow leashed pets!
  • The Tampa Riverwalk spanning 2.6 miles of the Hillsborough River, is perfect for a relaxing evening walk. Meet Cigar king Vincent Martinez Ybor's bronze sculpture amongst other prominent Tampa figures on this trail.
  • Tampa Firefighters Museum, located within a former fire station, is like traveling back in time. Walk amongst the 18,000 square-foot museum to learn Tampa's firefighting past.
  • Learn about Tampa's Sulphur hot springs and alligator farm at the Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Centre. This museum is free to the public from Wednesdays to Saturdays.
  • Hike the Courtney Campbell trail to relish panoramic views of Upper Tampa Bay
  • Visit Ybor City, where Tampa Bay grew exponentially around the cigar factory. Formerly a lively Hispanic hub, it has turned into an important art district.
  • Hungry? Head to Tampa Bay Farmer's Market for the freshest fruits and produce!
  • Take a free tour of Yuengling Brewing Co. between Wednesday to Saturday to partake in some classic American brewing! Zoo Brew Tampa is also a thing!

Join other activities while you’re at the zoo like Zoo Boo Tampa at Lowry Park! This is a special activity during October and celebrates the spooky fun with the Zoo’s beloved animals. Zoo Tampa Christmas and Zoo Tampa Halloween are two of the events we most look forward to!

Close up of a tram painted like a giraffe on a dirt rode with elephants on the far side at ZooTampa in Tampa, Florida, USA

photo credit: ZooTampa at Lowry Park via Facebook

Tampa Attractions

Busch Gardens Tampa

An animal theme park with real animals and exciting rides? Count us in! Busch Gardens Tampa is the perfect family-friendly attraction for families who want to explore one of the largest zoos in North America while experiencing thrill rides and state-of-the-art shows.

Adventure Island Tampa

You know where to cool down this summer! Adventure Island Tampa is a family-friendly water park and water play area that features a range of rides and attractions. Splash and dash at the giant wave pool, cascading waterfalls, a lazy river, and much more!

Aerial view Adventure Island's splash pool on a sunny day in Tampa, Florida, USA

photo credit: Adventure Island via Facebook

Dinosaur World Florida

Unleash the kids’ curiosity and discovery at Dinosaur World Florida! Here’s a place where learning is fun and exciting, and where guests of all ages can practice their skills as a paleontologist at the area’s largest Fossil Dig, and much more!

Insider ZooTampa at Lowry Park Tips

What to Bring

You've meticulously booked your days off, planned your trip, and bought your tickets. So, what happens next? First, check the weather forecast and make sure that you are prepared for what you may meet. Enter the zoo as prepared as can be!

Bring extra clothes for unpredictable weather, as well as a small bottle of water, insect repellent, and sunscreen. A Tampa Zoo map is available at the ticket booth, or you can download one on your mobile device.

Can I Bring Food into ZooTampa at Lowry Park?

Good news for all foodies! Outside food and drinks aren’t allowed inside ZooTampa, but there are more options than one can count for food at Lowry Park.

Meet our top three picks that are sure to make your mouth water:

Close up of people riding the Tasmanian Tiger Coaster and having fun at ZooTampa in Tampa, Florida, USAMacaw Landing Cafe

Located at the front of the park, this cafe offers a vast selection of burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

This cafe is the perfect choice for families with indoor and outdoor seating. Kid's meals ensure that your little one can take their pick!

Pro Tip: Their salads are an excellent option for vegans and gluten-free diets.

Safari Pizza Co.

All that walking around, playing, and jumping with joy is sure to stir up a strong appetite. Look no further than Safari Pizza Co. for pizzas, wings, salads, and dessert!

Indoor dining with comfortable air conditioning will provide much-needed respite in the upcoming summer months. Combine your hot off the oven pizza with a chilled soda for an instant energy boost.

Frosty Cart by Wendy's

Located in the Australia-themed Wallaroo section, Frosty Cart is a one-of-a-kind experience designed by Wendy's.

Serving ice cream made with real milk and cocoa, the experience elevates dessert to new heights. So then, beat the afternoon slump with delicious ice cream and let the mouthwatering sugariness haunt your dreams forever.

Pro Tip: Those with lactose intolerance should head over to Kona Ice, opposite the Indian Rhino enclosure. And there are always more restaurants near Tampa Zoo!

Close up of two Orangutans, one large with a dark face and the other smaller with lighter features and his had stretched out at Zoo Tampa in Tampa, Florida, USA

photo credit: ZooTampa at Lowry Park via Facebook

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Parking

Planning to drive your own vehicle? As long as you have a ZooTampa at Lowry Park admission ticket, on-site parking is free!

Please note that Zoo Members get access to preferred parking, subject to availability.

ZooTampa is located at 1101 W Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604.

There are also direct Tampa Zoo rides so you won’t have to bring your own vehicle. You can get to Lowry Park Zoo by bus. N Boulevard at Picnic Area North is the stop closest to the zoo.

The best day to visit Tampa Zoo is any day during weekdays. There is less crowd compared to weekends.

Close up of a manatee laying on a wooden deck looking at the camera at ZooTampa in Tampa, Florida, USA

photo credit: ZooTampa at Lowry Park via Facebook

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Reviews

Want to find out what other readers think of ZooTampa at Lowry Park? Check out the most recent ZooTampa at Lowry Park reviews.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is designed to ensure maximum fun and comfort. Something for everyone manifests as thrilling rides, numerous dining options, and educational talk.

Stay hydrated by grabbing your favorite drinks at Boardwalk Treats and Rango's Snacks and Coffee!

You are now ready for the "best trip ever!" with the help of Tripster!

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2 comments about Tampa Zoo Discounts - Your 2023 Ultimate Guide

  1. Fannan Family says:

    If you currently have a Florida Aquarium membership, can you get a discount on a membership for ZooTampa? What about a Florida residence membership or Senior discount on ZooTampa membership?

    • Hello Fannan Family! The AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program only applies to single-day tickets. Your Florida Aquarium membership grants 50% off single-day admission tickets to ZooTampa. Additionally, at this time, ZooTampa is not offering discounts on their memberships. Thanks for reading!

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