Field Trips

Field Trips are currently sold out for 2022-2023 School Year

Discovery Awaits!

Bring your school group on a wild field trip filled with adventure and their favorite animals! With ZooTampa, field trips are made affordable and easy, and will make for great memories that will last a lifetime!

Field trip prices and other information is only valid for the school year and summer indicated below. Field trips have a minimum limit of 15 people per day and maximum limit of 400 people per day. If your date is not available, please choose another date to attend.

School Group Field Trip prices are only valid for children’s field trips, and are only valid on select weekdays. Field Trip prices are not valid for weekends, holidays, any days Hillsborough County public schools are not in session, certain peak days, any days during the month of March, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.

Field Trips - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Not a school group but would like to inquire about discounted group rates? Visit our Group Tickets page for more info.

Field Trip REgistration

April & May 2024 Field Trips are Sold Out

Register your group to receive a username and password to be able to schedule your field trips on the Zoo’s website. This will only take 2 to 3 minutes.

You can skip this step if you have done this before and already have your login info — instead, please proceed to step 3.

If you have a login but have forgotten your password, please email FieldTrips@ZooTampa.org.

Field Trip Registration
School Group Field Trip prices are only valid for children’s field trips, and are only valid on select weekdays. Field Trip prices are not valid for weekends, holidays, any days Hillsborough County public schools are not in session, certain peak days, any days during the month of March, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.

After registering your group, we’ll send you an email within 2 business days which will contain a username and password for you to login and finalize the details of your field trip.

Find your login information in the email we send you after registration. Once you’re logged in you’ll be able to pick a date and finalize the details of your field trip.

Field trip prices and other information is only valid for the school year and summer indicated below. Field trips have a maximum limit of 400 people per day. If your date is not available, please choose another date to attend.

School Group Field Trip prices are only valid for children’s field trips, and are only valid on select weekdays. Field Trip prices are not valid for weekends, holidays, any days Hillsborough County public schools are not in session, certain peak days, any days during the month of March, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July.

Book Your Field Trip

Fill out and turn in the lunch order form at least 5 days in advance of your field trip. Be sure to send your completed lunch order form to our catering team at FieldTripLunch@ZooTampa.org

Download Lunch Order Form

Print out our Zoo field trip scavenger hunt for your students.

Download Zoo K-5 Scavenger Hunt

Download Zoo 6-12 Scavenger Hunt

Prepare for your field trip by reading over our Visitor Info or FAQ.

Visitor Info | FAQs

Pricing Information

Field trips at ZooTampa include:

  • Free chaperone tickets (depending on grade level and number of children in your group)
  • Free admission for bus drivers
  • Free parking
  • School field trips require a minimum of 15 paying guests to receive a group rate

Group Field Trip Admissions

  • Youth Zoo Admission: $15.00 per student
    (Pre-K through 12th grade)
  • Adult Zoo Admission: $20.00 per person
  • Children 2 & under get free Zoo admission

Group Field Trip Lunches

  • $8 per person. Boxed lunch orders must be received 5 business days prior to your field trip arrival. 
  • Groups will be responsible for all boxed lunches that were confirmed at that time.

Field Trip Add-Ons

Pre-order your add-ons when you book your field trip.

Zoo Gift Bags

Get souvenirs for your students without having to wait in line at the gift shop! The gift bag includes a ZooTampa postcard, ZooTampa pencil, and a surprise item (such as a keychain, small toy, stickers, etc.), and will be available for pick up at the main gate gift shop on the day of your visit.
Pre-Order Price: $5 per student

Excavation Experience

Discovery awaits at the Elephant Excavation! Students will sift the sand away to reveal amethyst, rose quartz, fools gold, emeralds, and many other stones. Your student will even get to take home the treasures they uncover!

Pre-Order Price: $6 per student

Animal Plush

Take home your own personal Manny-T or Flora Panther plush, one of our beloved ZooTampa mascots! Manny-T is dressed in his iconic manatee print Hawaiian shirt, ready to relax at home with you, while Flora is dressed in her Animal Keeper uniform and ready to help you take care of all your animal plush!

Pre-Order Price: $15 per student

Manatee Tunnel will be closed for renovations starting May 1.

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Please review our booking tips before continuing

1. Please make one field trip per reservation order. Complete one and start a new one if you have multiple days you are booking.

2. Headcount can be approximate. Please include children and adults in your headcount. Please do not include pass holders in your headcount for a ticket.

3. On the ticket page, choose the correct grade level (to the left of your screen) to receive the correct chaperone ratio.

4. On the ticket page, when on the calendar section, the number of tickets available will appear in the top right corner for each particular day. Tickets available include children and adults. If you have more people than tickets available, please choose another day.

5. Anyone that is ordering lunch, even pass holders and adults that receive free chaperone tickets, do need to pay for a lunch IF they are ordering one. Free chaperone tickets and pass holders are for admission only.

Boxed lunch orders must be received 5 business days prior to your field trip arrival. Groups will be responsible for all boxed lunches that were confirmed at that time.

6. Payment does not need to be paid at the time of registration. Choose the pay upon arrival option if you would like one person to pay for your entire trip on the day of your visit.

7. The prices of adult and children’s tickets are different.

8. You will receive a confirmation number and confirmation letter via email when your trip is confirmed. If you do not, please contact FieldTrips@ZooTampa.org right away.

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