Plan My Zoo Day

Get Tickets, Book Reservations, & Plan Things to Do

Plan My
Zoo Day

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Make Your Reservations

Buy Your Tickets or Membership

Upgrade Your Day

Plan Your Daily Schedule

Step 1

Make Your Reservations

Reservations are not required for entry after 2:30 PM. To guarantee entry earlier in the day, reservations are strongly recommended.

Weather Forecast
ZooTampa is open rain or shine, with rare exceptions for extreme weather. If you're unsure, please check our ZooTampa Facebook page for updates.
Step 2

Buy Your Tickets or Membership

Skip the line, buy your tickets online

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Invitations to Members-Only Events    Bring a Guest Free    Preferred Parking
Access to Events Year-Round    Discounts on Dining, Signature Encounters & More

Online Purchase

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Per Ticket *


Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11

* When purchased online in advance of your visit.

Single-Day Admission

Includes Admission for the rest of 2021!


Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11

Offer only valid with full price admission. Not valid with other discounts. Some blockout dates apply. Details

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Adults Ages 10+


Children Ages 3 to 9

Step 3

Upgrade Your Day with a Signature Encounter

Elephant A zookeeper reaches up and touches the trunk of an African Elephant African Elephant Backstage What's it like to care for the largest land animal on earth? Find out from our Animal Care Team! Plus, watch a real training session, see our state-of-the-art elephant barn, & talk to the pros who interact with these amazing animals every day. White Rhino A young rhino and her mother at ZooTampa Southern White Rhino Go behind-the-scenes to the Rhino barn to experience the massive presence of this important animal. You and your family will learn amazing facts from those who care for them at ZooTampa & get to know some of the members of our crash! Tortoise A young boy pets the neck of a big wrinkly Aldabra Tortoise during a Signature Encounter at ZooTampa Aldabra Tortoise Encounter Did you know the Aldabra tortoise is second only to the Galapagos as the biggest land tortoise in the world? Get up-close with these fascinating reptiles and spend time with the team that cares for these gentle giants.

Koala A young girl poses next to a koala as it sits on a tree branch at ZooTampa Koala Photo Encounter On this encounter with an adorable marsupial, you'll go behind-the-scenes with our animal care team to meet Heathcliff, our male Queensland Koala, for a "koala-ty" photo.

Penguin A young girl pets an African Penguin at ZooTampa African Penguin Backstage Get a behind-the-scenes look at how we care for our endangered African penguins. Meet members of our colony and ask any penguin question you may have from our Animal Care Team.

Indian Rhino A boy feeding lettuce to an Indian Rhino Indian Rhino Feeding Go behind-the-scenes for an unforgettable experience where you get to feed a greater one-horned rhinoceros, commonly known as an Indian rhino — a rare species vulnerable to extinction.

Manatee Zookeepers tend to a rehabbing manatee at ZooTampa's manatee critical care center Manatee Backstage Encounter
On this backstage tour, you'll go behind the scenes to learn more about what it takes to care for and rehabilitate this treasured Florida species. Plus, meet a member of the dedicated team who cares for them each and every day.
Step 4

Plan Your Daily Schedule

Schedule subject to change. Pickup a daily schedule at the Tours & Guest Services Kiosk on the day of your visit.


Book Your Signature Encounter

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




Temporary Closures

Wallaroo Petting Zoo & Pony Barn

Expedition Africa Safari Tram
Closed for improvements for 3 to 4 weeks beginning Wednesday, April 28th

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Scannable QR code to download the ZooTampa app from Apply Store and Google Play

Need help?

Visit our FAQ page or click the chat bubble for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Know Before You Go

COVID Safety Information

ZooTampa is principally an outdoor fresh-air experience; therefore, when outside, guests who maintain proper social distance are not required to wear face masks. Even so, every guest entering the Zoo is strongly encouraged to wear a mask. Disposable masks are available at no cost. Guests will be informed of venues/experiences where masks are required.

Learn more about our safety protocols & modified operations

A young boy pets the neck of a big wrinkly Aldabra Tortoise during a Signature Encounter at ZooTampa
A shoebill stork stands with wings spread open
An adult African painted dog and pup
Burger, fries and Oreo milkshake at Macaws Landing Cafe

Where to Eat

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

Macaws Landing Café

Good for: Burgers, sandwiches, salads & fries. Kids meals. Beer, wine, fountain drinks, kids drinks, and soft serve ice cream. Indoor 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

Sweet Shoppe at ZooTampa

Boardwalk Treats

Good for: Hand dipped ice cream & drinks.

Location: Carousel Circle

Hot dog and fries

Carousel Dogs

Good for: Hot dogs.

Location: Carousel Circle

Tacos and BBQ at Notes of Flavor Food Court

Notes of Flavor Food Court

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

Location: Saunders Event Pavilion near Manatee Circle

Open select dates

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

Get Wild Safely!

A pair of colorful macaw flying through the sky