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ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Daily 9:30am–5pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa, 33604

The basics

ZooTampa sits just outside the city center, making it easy to visit during a day in Tampa. Animal habitats include panthers, manatees, elephants, hippos, rhinos, orangutans, and penguins, with options for backstage encounters. Visits to the zoo become even more exciting with the train, carousel, small roller coaster, open-air safari ride, and Roaring Springs water ride.

Admission can be purchased online in advance so you don’t have to wait in the ticket line. If you’re planning to visit other Tampa attractions, consider a combo ticket or city pass, which include attractions such as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida Aquarium, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Some Orlando sightseeing passes also include ZooTampa and other Tampa sites.

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
$47.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Harris-Daise Family Vacation
4/19/22 We all (me,hubby, 3 grandkids) had a wonderful time NO complaint would recommend everyone to go there but LOL the animal were lazy.
Melissa_H, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Tampa

Awesome Zoo
Patricia_C, Mar 2022
ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
My most memorable experience was seeing the rescued manatees. I also enjoyed seeing the Florida panthers.
A great place to have family time and do something different from visiting the theme parks.
Maria_O, Jul 2021
ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
We specially enjoyed the variety of birds the Zoo has, our youngest son loved the orangutans and the staff is very friendly.
Great for kids and families!
William_S, May 2021
ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
My favorites were the penguins and definitely the manatee exhibit! A little disappointed that the Safari ride was not operating. It was fun to see all the people getting wet just watching the water coaster!
Great Experience!
Lisa_M, Apr 2021
ZooTampa at Lowry Park Admission Ticket
Awesome Zoo. Would need an actual full day to enjoy all of it. We enjoyed the Asia area the most. Only negative was you could never find someone who worked there other than the employees working the food/shops.

Things to know before you go

  • Restaurants and food stands are available in the zoo; outside food is not allowed.
  • The zoo is wheelchair-accessible with wheelchairs available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Strollers can also be rented first-come, first-served.
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How to get there

The zoo is located off Sligh Avenue just 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of downtown Tampa. Traveling by car is the quickest option but you can get there on the city bus via Florida Avenue.

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When to get there

The zoo is open daily from mid-morning to early evening with extended hours for seasonal events. Creatures of the Night and Christmas in the Wild are particularly popular. Other events include yoga at the zoo and toddler-specific activities.

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Animal Encounters

For those looking to enhance their trip to ZooTampa, animal encounters are available where you can help feed or learn about the behind-the-scenes care of penguins, elephants, rhinos, and tortoises. A koala photo package is also on the menu of options.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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