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ZooTampa Ticket Options


Best Value • Unlimited Admission for 12 Full Months!

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Access to Seasonal Events    Bring a Guest Free    Free Preferred Parking
Member-Only Events    Discounts on Dining, Signature Encounters & More

Pay For A Day
Enjoy unlimited FREE Admission through the end of 2022!

Same-day admission to the Zoo
Unlimited free admission anytime in 2022
Free admission to seasonal events, including Creatures of the Night and Christmas in the Wild


Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11


Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11

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Purchase Online in Advance - Save $3 on Single Day Ticket*

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Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11

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Single-Day Admission

Includes Admission through the end of 2022!


Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11

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Adults Ages 10+


Children Ages 3 to 9

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A young boy pets the neck of a big wrinkly Aldabra Tortoise during a Signature Encounter at ZooTampa



Expedition Wild Africa will be open 12:00PM - 4:00PM on weekdays and 10:00AM - 4:00PM on weekends until further notice.

Boomer's Flyin' Bananas is temporarily closed.

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Where to Eat

Burgers, BLTs, fries and onion rings served at Macaws Landing Cafe

Macaws Landing Café

Good for: Breakfast served until 10:30am! Burgers, sandwiches, salads & fries. Kids meals. Beer, wine, fountain drinks, kids drinks, shakes and soft serve ice cream. Indoor and outdoor dining.

Location: Front of park

Many varieties of beer and wine served at our outdoor beer and wine garden

Beer & Wine Garden

Good for: Beer, wine, mixed drinks, and shaded lounge seating.

Location: Africa Circle

Plus: Check out the new Happy Hour – weekends from 1 pm to 4 pm with food & drink specials & music.

Boomers Cafe at ZooTampa

Boomers Café

Good for: Grab & go personal pizzas, chicken fingers, and sandwiches. Beer, wine, fountain drinks, kids drinks.

Location: Wallaroo

A supreme pizza made fresh at Safari Pizza Company at ZooTampa

Safari Pizza Co.

Good for: Pies or pizza by the slice, wings, salads, and deserts. Beer, wine, mixed drinks, fountain sodas, kids drinks, and ices. Indoor dining.

Location: Africa, inside Savanna Oasis

A chef checks the meat on a barbecue smoker


Good for: Smoked chicken, ribs, sides, and popcorn. Beer & wine.

Location: Africa Circle

The Starbucks cafe at ZooTampa is a great place to grab a quick drink, coffee, or Krispy Kreme donuts

Rango's Snacks & Coffee

Good for: Quick drinks.

Location: Primates, along main path

Boardwalk Treats at ZooTampa

Boardwalk Treats

Good for: Hand dipped ice cream & drinks.

Location: Carousel Circle

A loaded Coney Island hot dog

Boardwalk Dogs

Good for: Hot dogs.

Location: Carousel Circle

Kona Ice

Kona Ice

Good for: Cool down with a refreshing tropical shaved ice treat.

Location: Across from Indian rhino habitat

Wendys Frosty Cart

Frosty® Cart by Wendy's®

The Frosty® Cart by Wendy's®, the first-of-its-kind in the country, is located at the Wallaroo section of the Zoo’s Australia-themed family area and features classic chocolate and vanilla Frosty treats, Frosty Fusions, and a Build-Your-Own Frosty Sundae option. Guests can enjoy Lucky Charms™, marshmallows or Oreo® cookie pieces on their Wendy's® Frosty!

Location: Wallaroo

Tacos and BBQ at Notes of Flavor Food Court

Notes of Flavor Food Court

Open select dates

Good for: American, German, Asian & Mexican cuisine. Covered outdoor dining with mobile food ordering.

Location: Saunders Event Pavilion near Manatee Circle

Know Before You Go

Vegan & Gluten-Free Dining

Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan menu options are available at Zoo restaurants upon request. Please ask a Food and Beverage team member for assistance.

Guests with special dietary needs, please contact Guest Relations via the chat bubble at the bottom left, or call: 813-935-8552 ext 0

Outside Food & Drinks Policy

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ZooTampa is open rain or shine, with rare exceptions for extreme weather. If you're unsure, please check our ZooTampa Facebook page for updates.

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