Membership

Membership

Membership Makes a Difference

When you become a member of ZooTampa at Lowry Park, you not only get access to fun and adventure for an entire year, but you are making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – for now and years to come!

Know Before You Go

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION WITH YOUR NEW MEMBERSHIP

Due to the current limited capacity of the park, reservations are the best way to guarantee entry to the Zoo on your desired date. To make a reservation with your new membership, follow the steps below.

  1. Select your Membership type and complete the purchase process.
  2. Check your email — you will receive a purchase confirmation that has an attachment included. The attached PDF will have a barcode; under the barcode is your member number.
  3. Have your member number ready and click this link to book your reservation. Enter your member number when prompted.
  4. Follow the steps to reserve your spot. Please include all members of your party in the reservation process, including your free guest and any children under 3 years old.
  5. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Reservations and tickets are valid for the entire day that you select — you may visit us at any time between 9:30am and 5:00pm on your reserved date.
  6. Click here to cancel or change your reservation.

Thank you for your support! We look forward to welcoming you to ZooTampa!

We look forward to welcoming you back to ZooTampa! We're ready to reopen on Friday, May 29th, with a special Members Only Day on May 28th. Please note: Reservations are full for Members Only Day. We encourage members to make a reservation for any other available day.

For the health and safety of our guests, employees, and animals, the Zoo will have limited capacity at this time. Reservations or pre-purchased tickets, while not required, are highly recommended, and are the only way to guarantee entry to the park. Reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations and tickets are valid for the entire day that you select — you may visit us at any time between 9:30am and 5:00pm on your reserved date.

Restaurants and concessions are open at limited capacity, but public water fountains will be turned off, so guests will be permitted to bring bottled water.

All employees are required to wear face masks. Guests are strongly encouraged to sensibly wear face masks during your visit, and disposable masks may be provided free of charge. Masks will be required for all guests participating in Signature Encounters.

Admission is required to participate in Signature Encounters. If you have scheduled a Signature Encounter please make a reservation (Members & Pay For A Day ticket holders) or pre-purchase your date-specific ticket (all others) in order to guarantee your entry on that date.

Learn more about our plans to reopen

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Membership - ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  • 1 Member PLUS a free guest
  • Unlimited admissions for all members (no blockout days) for 12 full months from the date of purchase
  • Unlimited access to our 2020 seasonal event series including Creatures of the Night, Christmas in the Wild, and Dinos Alive -- back from extinction March 2020!
  • Preferred parking*
  • Discounts on Zoo dining, shopping, Signature Encounters, and other programs
  • Discounts on separate ticket events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • $5 off admission for visiting friends and relatives
  • Free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and SWAPtember privileges

 

*based on availability

Membership - ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  • 2 Members PLUS a free guest
  • Unlimited admissions for all members (no blockout days) for 12 full months from the date of purchase
  • Unlimited access to our 2020 seasonal event series including Creatures of the Night, Christmas in the Wild, and Dinos Alive -- back from extinction March 2020!
  • Preferred parking*
  • Discounts on Zoo dining, shopping, Signature Encounters, and other programs
  • Discounts on separate ticket events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • $5 off admission for visiting friends and relatives
  • Free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and SWAPtember privileges

 

*based on availability

A photo of the a family riding a roller coaster at ZooTampa, and text that shows the price for a Family Plus ZooTampa Membership is $199
  • 2 Members PLUS all dependent children AND a free guest
  • Unlimited admissions for all members (no blockout days) for 12 full months from the date of purchase
  • Unlimited access to our 2020 seasonal event series including Creatures of the Night, Christmas in the Wild, and Dinos Alive -- back from extinction March 2020!
  • Preferred parking**
  • Discounts on Zoo dining, shopping, Signature Encounters, and other programs
  • Discounts on separate ticket events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • $5 off admission for visiting friends and relatives
  • Free or discounted admission to over 150 zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and SWAPtember privileges

* dependent children ages 3-17. Under 3 get in free.
**parking based on availability

Reciprocal Programs

ZooTampa at Lowry Park participates in AZA's Reciprocal Admissions Program with more than 150 other zoos and aquariums throughout North America.

This program is voluntary and is provided as a service to our members. ZooTampa members receive free or discounted admission into the zoos and aquariums listed at the link above when they show their valid Zoo membership card. Extra fees or benefits, such as parking, special events, etc. are not included.

Notice: This list is updated quarterly and is subject to change without notice. Members are admitted according to the membership rules of the other zoo or aquarium, not those of ZooTampa (i.e. if their definition of a "family membership" limits the number of children to four, then that is the number allowed in on your card). Reciprocal zoos that have free admission to the general public may offer free parking or other benefits, call them to confirm. Also, many of the listed facilities define a family as 2 Adults and 2 Children. Therefore, additional children may have to pay admission.

SWAPTEMBER

During the month of September, members of ZooTampa may visit The Florida Aquarium and the Museum of Science & Industry FREE!  And likewise, those members may visit the Zoo.  Here is some helpful information for Zoo members who are taking part in SWAPtember:

  • SWAPtember is a benefit offered exclusively to attraction members. We encourage those who "Pay for a Day, Come Back All Year FREE" at the Zoo to upgrade to a membership for awesome benefits like SWAPtember!
  • Members must have their Membership card or temporary paperwork and a photo ID to gain access to any of the SWAPtember partners. If you do not have your Membership card or temporary paperwork, please contact your Membership department to get paperwork prior to coming to your visit.
  • SWAPtember is not valid for special events or special exhibits.
  • Parking is not included in SWAPtember. MOSI and Zoo members must pay to park at The Florida Aquarium. The Zoo has free parking.
  • If someone is not listed on the MOSI or Zoo Membership, they will not receive free entry.
  • A primary Member must be present when The Florida Aquarium membership is used to gain access to a SWAPtember partner.
  • Guest Passes are not honored without a primary member present.
  • SWAPtember partners do not offer discounts on food or beverages and there is no discount in the gift shop(s).
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed into the Zoo or The Florida Aquarium; this includes coolers (if you have severe food allergies, please contact Aquarium Guest Services in advance at 813-273-4201 or the Zoo's Food & Beverage Services at 813-935-8552.