ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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.


Plan your trip to ZooTampa

What Ticket is Right for You?

New to the Zoo

New to the Zoo

New to the Zoo body

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.

New to the Zoo

I Have a "Pay for a Day" Ticket

PFAD body

"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.


I'm a ZooTampa Member

New to the Zoo body

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.


*Blockout dates apply for PFAD tickets.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Breakfast With Manatees

Select Nights in October

Tampa Bay’s favorite family-friendly Halloween event, Creatures of the Night, is returning better than ever to ZooTampa. Guests of all ages can enjoy eerie fun on certain nights throughout October. Reservations are now open for members.

Members will have access to Members Only Night on 9/30th.

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.

Upgrade Your Day

Up-Close Animal Encounters & Feeding Experiences

Add amazing moments to your day at ZooTampa with our unforgettable signature animal encounters, like our Indian Rhino Feeding, where you'll get to feed a greater one-horned rhinoceros, a rare species vulnerable to extinction. Plus, learn more about our breeding pair Jamie & Johnny, and get exclusive access to the team that cares for these special animals every day.

Book Your Up-Close Signature Encounter

Things to Do

Get tickets or memberships and learn about animal mingles, show times & more. Everything you'll need to plan your next day at ZooTampa.

ZooTampa Reservations

Reservations are no longer required for regular daytime visits to ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Separately ticketed events may require reservations.

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