Day of Discovery


Day of Discovery - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Sensory Friendly Christmas Experience

November 30 , 2019 | 8:00am - 9:30am

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is thrilled to raise awareness for autism in the Tampa Bay community through Day of Discovery events. We aim to provide unforgettable experiences for all guests, including those with special needs.

Day of Discovery - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Join us at ZooTampa at Lowry Park for our sensory friendly Christmas celebration. During this daytime event, families to explore our some of our Christmas themed areas, decorate cookies and listen to a story from Mrs. Clause. In addition, families can download social stories and parent tips prior to the event on ZooTampa at Lowry Park or CARD website.

Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. for Sensory Christmas in the Wild participants only, with lights and sounds adapted for individuals with sensory differences and their families. Sensory Christmas in the Wild concludes  at 9:30 a.m.


Distract-Packs are available at Guest Services.

Distract Packs are available at Guest Services.

This event is FREE for Zoo Members.

Non-Members: Only $5 if purchased before event date and $8 on day of event.

Parking is FREE.

Special Thanks

ZooTampa’s Day of Discovery is made possible by: SunTrust Foundation and The Lowry Murphey Family Foundation, Inc.

We also acknowledge the generous efforts of Autism Shifts and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at USF for their efforts in helping to make this event a success.  We also recognize the support of The Learning Academy at USF, Autism Speaks and the Diversity Action Coalition and applaud their efforts to promote inclusive experiences.