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As wild as life gets!

Tap into your wild side and make unforgettable connections at ZooTampa. Come face to face with amazing wildlife. Witness Florida manatees receiving life-saving care. Take a thrilling ride through Africa and so much more! Start your adventure and plan your day

ZooTampa is getting even wilder in 2022

With new experiences and enhanced favorites, check out all of the exciting ways ZooTampa continues to offer amazing opportunities to connect with wildlife and each other.

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Support ZooTampa for the Holidays

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Christmas in the Wild

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Reserve your spot now for Christmas in the Wild and enjoy amazing light displays, festive shows, Wildlife Connections with our ambassador animals, delicious holiday cuisine, and more all while supporting ZooTampa.

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Gift Memberships

Gift a Membership

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Give the gift of WILD adventures to your friends and family with a ZooTampa memberships. Members can enjoy perks such as unlimited entry for 12 months, discounts on dining, shopping, and experiences, access to seasonal events like Christmas in the Wild, and so much more!

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Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Gift Guide

ZooTampa has tons of gift opportunities for that animal lover in your life, while also supporting the Zoo! From personalized season's greetings featuring one of our amazing animals and the amazing team that cares for them, to commemorations within our park, and more.

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Animal Giving Tree

Animal Giving Tree

Giving Tree

All proceeds towards the Animal Giving Tree go directly to our Animal Enrichment program which provides animals with stimulating toys and experiences that simulate natural behaviors in the wild.

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AmazonSmile

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

With AmazonSmile you can select ZooTampa as your charity of choice and automatically donate a percentage of your Amazon purchases to the Zoo at no extra cost to you or your chosen charity. Learn more about AmazonSmile and give back while you shop.

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Adopt

Adopt an Animal

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Symbolically adopt an animal of your choice--all of our animals are up for symbolic adoption--and receive a special adoption package centered around that animal. All proceeds go to supporting the animals at ZooTampa.

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Plan your trip to ZooTampa

What Ticket is Right for You?

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New to the Zoo

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Welcome to ZooTampa! Visit the "Plan My Day" page to walk you through the ticket options and see a breakdown of each day's schedule. You can also explore our Signature Encounters and the different food options within the park.

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I Have a "Pay for a Day" Ticket

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"Pay for a Day" (PFAD) ticket holders can visit year-round* or upgrade to a membership to recieve additional discounts and benefits. Ask how you can upgrade your PFAD ticket at the Zoo's ticketing counter.

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I'm a ZooTampa Member

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Upgrade your day with a Signature Encounter and get up-close with some of our amazing species! These spaces are limited, reserve your spot now!
Age restrictions apply. Tickets are required for all participants.

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*Blockout dates apply for PFAD tickets.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Christmas in the Wild

Thursday, Nov 25th-Dec 30th

Christmas in the Wild is back with beautiful light displays, delicious holiday treats, amazing wildlife and new exciting adventures. This year is BIGGER, better, and brighter than ever, with festive entertainment that the whole family will enjoy.

Breakfast With

Thursday, November 19th

Enjoy a light breakfast with our sun bear and create a cornucopia of enrichment for him, visit with our binturongs and watch an exclusive training session, and learn how you can protect these amazing species.

Speakers of the Wild

Thursday, November 17th

Many amphibian and reptile species are threatened with extinction. Take a look at what it takes to save a species from the experts and conservation partners who dedicate their lives to this mission every day.

New Year celebration

New Year Celebration

Saturday, December 31th

Ring in the New Year at ZooTampa with a countdown every hour on the hour, a DJ dance party, contests & giveaways, appearances from Manny T. & Flora Panther, and more! Free with Zoo admission or membership.

Upgrade Your Day with a Signature Encounter

Upgrade your day with a signature encounter featuring unforgettable animals and the teams that care for them.

Giant Tortoise
Encounter

Manatee Critical Care Center Behind the Scenes Tour

Southern White Rhino
Encounter

African Elephant Behind the Scenes Tour

Indian Rhino Feeding

African Penguin Encounter

Giraffe Encounter

Koala Photo Encounter

Visitor Info

Regular operating hours are 9:30 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week, rain or shine. Click here for holiday hours

Parking at ZooTampa is free for all guests.

Visitor info & Zoo rules

Frequently asked questions

Zoo Map
Find us on Nat Geo WILD

Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa

Don’t miss the popular Nat Geo WILD series, filmed entirely at Tampa’s award-winning Zoo, and see the behind-the-scenes stories of amazing animals and the dedicated team entrusted with their care. From rescued manatees needing 24-hour critical care to the notable birth of an endangered white rhino, the series features an array of compelling stories that highlight the Zoo’s mission to protect and preserve animals, while helping to inspire the next generation of wildlife champions.

Ways to watch