Conventions at ZooTampa

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Conventions & Large Events at ZooTampa

Nothing Says Your Convention has to be Conventional

Hotels and convention centers are ordinary and crowded — give your guests an unconventional convention to remember! The Zoo offers a variety of spacious indoor and outdoor venues to keep your guests comfortable, safe, and entertained. Mingle with exotic wildlife, enjoy first-class catering and guest services, and support our non-profit's mission of protecting key Florida species like the panther and manatee. You won't find a more unique space to host your next convention.

Indoor & Outdoor Convention Spaces
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Large Safe Events

ZooTampa has experienced on-site event staff who specialize in the planning and execution of large events. Not only do we host our own large events, we also work with large corporations and industry representatives to hold big gatherings that take over the entire park. Our events team can handle everything from planning, logistics, decorations, catering and more. Our open-air setting and outdoor event yard makes it easy for guests to be socially distanced, and our spacious indoor venues are perfect for times when a climate controlled environment is a must.

An Event that Makes a Difference

When you choose ZooTampa to host your convention, you're supporting a local non-profit with a conservation mission that spans across the globe. Your convention guests will appreciate being part of something so important, and they'll get to enjoy up-close experiences with the animals we're working together to protect.

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Animal Mingles and Meet-&-Greets
Wild Experiences You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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Animal Mingles and Meet-&-Greets

ZooTampa's unique animal mingles and meet-&-greets set us apart from your typical hotel or convention center. You and your wide-eyed guests can get up-close with exotic animals such as hedgehogs, porcupine, owl, macaws, hawks, tarantulas and more!

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Indoor & Outdoor Venues
Savanna Oasis
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Savanna Oasis

Impress your guests by hosting your next event in a wild setting at ZooTampa's Savanna Oasis. This 17,000 sq. ft., climate-controlled facility blends the beauty and wonder of nature and culinary sensations - giving you the ability to turn an ordinary event into an extraordinary experience. Located within the Savanna Reserve, your event will be among a variety of African species including meerkats, zebras, giraffes, elephants and more!

Modified Safe Capacity: 150

Reilly's Reserve
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Reilly's Reserve

For a more intimate event, Reilly's Reserve is the perfect venue to dazzle your guests whilst overlooking the Savanna Reserve. Enjoy a plated dinner or buffet style with views of roaming giraffes, elephants and zebras to truly tie your wild event together.

For larger gatherings, Reilly's Reserve can be opened to combine space with the Savanna Oasis.

Modified Safe Capacity: 60

Zoo Buyouts
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Rent Out the Entire Zoo!

Enjoy exclusive use of ZooTampa at Lowry Park and everything it has to offer — beautiful landscapes, up-close animal experiences, rides and more.

For 500+ Guests