Armed Forces Salute

Armed Forces Salute is a way for us to thank the men and women of the U.S. armed forces including active duty military, reserve soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and Coast Guardsmen. Please submit the form below to receive four (4) complimentary Zoo tickets. For verification, present proof of military affiliation at any ticket window upon arrival.

 

 

WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
Armed Forces Salute offers complimentary admission to any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year for military personnel and up to three direct dependents. This offer is valid for one visit only.

DO MILITARY RETIREES OR CIVILIANS WORKING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE QUALIFY?
Only U.S. active duty military qualify for the Armed Forces Salute program.

DO RESERVISTS AND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN QUALIFY?
YES, all ready reservists and members of the National Guard, regardless of deployment status, qualify.

WHAT IF THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY THAN THE 4 COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS?
You may purchase additional tickets to the Zoo by visiting the base MWR office at MacDill Air Force Base.

MY SPOUSE IS SERVING OVERSEAS. CAN DEPENDENTS VISIT THE PARK WITHOUT THEIR SERVICE MEMBER?
Yes, you simply need to verify the active duty members military status. While, spouses & family members of military personnel can verify status, the complimentary/discounted tickets are only accessible to those verified as a service member. Once verified you can print out up to three direct dependent single-day admission tickets.

I AM A SINGLE PARENT SERVING OVERSEAS AND MY CHILDREN ARE LIVING WITH A RELATIVE. HOW CAN MY KIDS VISIT?
The primary caregiver should contact the Guest Relations team at the Zoo. They will make accommodations for minor dependents. Proof of military status and deployment is required.

I AM SERVICE MEMBER FROM AN ALLIED COUNTRY, DOES THIS PROGRAM APPLY TO ME?
No, Armed Forces Salute is exclusive to U.S. military members.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Email GuestRelations@ZooTampa.org or call (813) 935-8552 ext. 0.

Frequently Asked Questions

Military Verification