Day of Discovery

Day of Discovery

Join us for a sensory-friendly experience at the Zoo

Orangutan momma and baby smiling and hugging each other

Day of Discovery

Saturday, February 5th, 2022
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

ZooTampa, in partnerships with the Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (C.A.R.D.) at the University of South Florida, is hosting a Day of Discovery sponsored by the Lowry Murphey Family Foundation Inc.

This low-sensory morning is tailored for the enjoyment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Come experience the Zoo, offering unique programming, animal encounters, exploration, and learning.

During this early morning event, the entire Zoo is open for exploring, including engaging conservation education stations at the African penguin and gharial habitats! Admission is $5 per person and must be purchased online in advance. Day of Discovery is free for ZooTampa members.

The event starts at 8:00 AM and concludes at 9:30 AM

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Pre-Purchased Tickets
Before Feb. 5


Day of Discovery is FREE for Zoo Members

Know Before You Go
  • ZooTampa is principally an outdoor fresh-air experience; therefore, when outside on zoo grounds, guests who maintain proper social distancing are not required to wear masks.
  • Masks are required in indoor spaces.
  • Enhanced signage is placed, and safety hosts redeployed with a supply of free masks, at entrances to major indoor facilities to courteously encourage guests to wear masks at our indoor venues, which includes retail shops, restrooms, restaurants and Manatee Mangrove.
  • To ensure safety, participants agree to abide by Zoo safety protocols including social distancing and healthy hygiene practices.