Tickets, Memberships, & Online Reservations

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Memberships & Ticket Options

Become a

    • Unlimited admission with
      no blockout dates!
    • PLUS Members-Only Perks:

      Bring a guest free!

      Preferred parking

      Access to Creatures of the Night, Christmas in the Wild, & other events year-round!

      Discounts on dining, shopping, Signature Encounters, & more!

      Discounted admission to over 150 zoos & aquariums!

Memberships Starting At


Limited Time Offer!
Join Now & Get 3 months free!

Pay For A Day
Rest of Year Free

    • Pay For A Day, come back for the REST OF 2020 FREE!
    • ZooTampa admission PLUS:

      Free admission through the end of 2020

      Access to Creatures of the Night, Christmas in the Wild, & other events year-round!

    • Offer only valid with full price admission. Not valid with any other discounts. Some blockout dates apply. Click here for details.


Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11

Single Day Online Advance Purchase

    • Online Pre-Purchase Discount!
      Save $3 per ticket!
    • ZooTampa 1-day admission

      Apply your ticket price towards a Membership


      Upgrade to a Pay-For-A-Day / Visit 2020 ticket for only $3!

      Upgrade at the Tours & Guest Services Kiosk on the day of your visit.

    • When purchased online in advance.


Adults Ages 12+


Children Ages 3 to 11

Visiting Tampa Bay?

    • CityPASS is the best visitor deal with admission to Tampa Bay’s top 5 attractions!

    • ZooTampa at Lowry Park
    • Busch Gardens Tampa
    • The Florida Aquarium
    • Clearwater Marine Aquarium OR Chihuly Collection
    • Museum of Science & Industry OR The Tropics Boat Tours


Adults Ages 10+


Children Ages 3 to 9

Reservations &
Things to Do

While reservations are strongly recommended for all guests, they are not required. A limited number of walk-ups will be available each day. Reservations and walk-up availability are on a first come, first served basis.

Are reservations required to experience Dinos Alive?

In order to follow current social distancing guidelines, reservations are required to experience Dinos Alive! Click here for Dinos Alive! reservations, or add a Dinos Alive! reservation to your cart after booking your Zoo reservation.

Are reservations required to experience the Lorikeet Landing aviary?

In order to follow current social distancing guidelines, reservations are strongly recommended to experience Lorikeet Landing. Click here for Lorikeet Landing reservations, or add a reservation for Lorikeet Landing to your cart after booking your Zoo reservation.

Why are reservations now recommended?

For the safety of our guests, employees, and animals, the Zoo is operating at limited capacity. To keep the number of guests in the park low, we’ve implemented a reservation system.

Tickets vs Reservations: Which do I need?

Your reservation guarantees that we hold a spot for you on your selected date. Your ticket/membership allows you to enter the park on that date.

We recommend that everyone makes a reservation for all guests in their group, even if they already have a membership or ticket.

If you don’t have a ticket already, you can either purchase one online before your visit, or chose to purchase one at the Zoo on the date of your visit.

Are reservations good for the entire day?

Yes, your reservation is good for the entire day you select. You may visit anytime between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm on your reserved date.

Are restaurants and concessions open?

Yes, but are operating at limited capacity. Public water fountains are turned off, so you are permitted to bring bottled water.

Do you still offer Signature Encounters?

Yes, Signature Encounters are still available. Some encounters have been modified and no longer include feeding or touching animals. Check our Encounters page for details.

Admission is required to participate in Signature Encounters. If you have scheduled a Signature Encounter please make a reservation for that date, and purchase your admission ticket if you don’t already have it.

Are face masks required?

ZooTampa is principally an outdoor fresh-air experience; therefore, when outside, guests who maintain proper social distancing are not required to wear face masks. Even so, every guest entering the zoo is strongly encouraged to wear a mask, and ZooTampa will provide disposable masks free of charge for anyone who needs one. Guests will be informed of indoor venues where masks are required which currently include: retail shops, bathrooms, restaurants (except while seated for dining) and Manatee Mangrove. Additionally, masks are required during our Signature Encounters, Giraffe Meet & Greet, Expedition Africa Safari Tram Ride & while in the tram queue line.

Visitor Info & FAQ

No problem. Click the link below to view and manage your recent reservations. If you are not already signed in, you will need to sign in with the email address you used when booking the reservation. Your password was emailed to you at the time of your booking, but you can also reset your password if needed. To book a new reservation simply visit our reservations page and select an available date.

Click here to view and manage your recent reservations

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. 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.

Giraffe A person feeds a leaf of lettuce to a giraffe, who wraps his extra long tongue around it Giraffe Meet & Greet Get eye-to-eye with the world's tallest animal! Get to know our giraffe's quirky personalities, ask questions, and learn about the positive reinforcement techniques we use with all our animals.

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 photo of 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.

Vacation Packages

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Save on your trip to Tampa Bay with a vacation bundle through our partner, Tripster! Vacation packages include tickets to ZooTampa and lodging, plus the option to add tickets to the Florida Aquarium!

Choose Your Vacation Package

When You Arrive

Parking is free for all guests. ZooTampa Members get preferred parking up front!

Pass through security — Leave unnecessary items in the car to speed up your entrance.

Touch-free, instant temperature checks as you enter through the front gate.

A colorful macaw flying through the sky A pair of colorful macaw flying through the sky

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