Admissions

Visit again and again

With seasonal events, unforgettable animal encounters, and up-close experiences, there’s always a reason to visit again!

Creatures of the Night

Christmas in the Wild

Signature Encounters

Wildlife Connections

The best value of the year!

Get unlimited admission now through the end of 2024. 

Membership

Unlimited Admission For 12 full months!

Fun for Everyone!
  • FREE preferred parking based on availability
  • Member-only events
  • Discounts on dining, shopping, Signature Encounters, and more!
  • Early access to ZooTampa’s summer camp registration
  • FREE beer sample during Member Happy Hour from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM at the Beer & Wine Garden
  • $5 discount on Adult and Child admission
  • Discounted admission to over 150 zoos & aquariums!

**To guarantee entry to select seasonal events with limited capacity, members are encouraged to secure reservations in advance.  A $5 per member reservation fee would be reimbursed in the form of a voucher for use in the park at select dining and retail locations.

Family – BEST VALUE!

4 Members*
Choice of 2 Guests Each Visit

$259

Pair

1 Member
Choice of 1 Guest Each Visit

$129

Trio

2 Members
Choice of 1 Guest Each Visit

$179

Quad
2 Members
Choice of 2 Guests Each Visit

$229

*Add additional Members $50 each

Buy Now, Get Unlimited Admission for 12 Full Months!

Pay for a day

Free Admission through 2024

An Amazing Value!

 Offer only valid with full price admission. Not valid with any other discounts. Some blockout dates apply. Click here for blockout dates, to purchase a Blockout Upgrade, and other FAQ.

**Blockout dates may apply on some event nights. To guarantee entry to select seasonal events with limited capacity, Pay for a Day ticketholders are encouraged to secure reservations in advance.  A $5 per ticketholder reservation fee would be reimbursed in the form of a voucher for use in the park at select dining and retail locations.

AGES 12 +

$47.95

AGES 3 – 11

$37.95

Pay now, visit free through the end of 2024

Just coming for the day?

Purchase in AdvancE and Save $3 on Single Day Ticket*

* Valid for only one day admission.
Not valid with any other discounts.

Experience more in Tampa Bay for Less cost

Purchase a CityPass ticket and gain access to 5 attractions for 9 days.

Make your day more wild

Upgrade to a signature animal encounter and go behind the scenes to get up close to some amazing animals and learn more about them from our animal care team.

Group tickets for 15 or more

Birthday Parties • Family Gatherings • Church Groups • & More

If you’re looking for group activities in Tampa for families, birthday parties, church groups, and more, we’ve got you covered.

Benefits:

  • Discounted admission to the Zoo
  • Additional discounts for seniors & high school/college groups
  • Meal vouchers are available for your convenience
  • One complimentary admission per 30 paid admissions
  • Free parking

Fill out your request form here »

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:

Pam Robertson
Director of Group & Social Event Sales
813-933-8012
Pam.Robertson@ZooTampa.org

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Schedule Your Field Trip

For groups of 15-400 people per day

Bring your school group on a wild field trip filled with adventure and their favorite animals! With ZooTampa, field trips are made affordable and easy, and will make for great memories that will last a lifetime!

FIELD TRIP INFO » 

Vacationing in Tampa bay?

Tampa Bay Citypass®

Experience more, spend less!

CityPASS® tickets are the best sightseeing deal in Tampa Bay! One easy purchase saves 54% on Zoo tickets plus 4 more top Tampa attractions, including Busch Gardens and The Florida Aquarium. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over 9-days – saving plenty of time for the beach.

Get instant mobile ticket delivery!

ADULTS (Ages 12+)

$144

CHILDREN (Ages 3-11)

$129

Vacation Packages

Bundle & Save!

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!
Bundle and Save with a hotel and tickets package

Download our app

Plan your day, upload your tickets, or get step-by-step directions throughout the park with our app!

ZooTampa Policies & Rules

The safety of our guests, employees and animals is a top priority. ZooTampa has a zero tolerance policy for aggressive behaviors along with well-defined and effective consequences for violators. Consistent with this policy, any type of acts or threats of physical violence, including intimidation, harassment and/or coercion will not be tolerated. Additionally any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status will not be tolerated. Violators will be immediately reported to the Tampa Police Department and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We will do everything possible to create and preserve an environment where everyone can feel physically and emotionally safe to enjoy our zoological park.
Parking at ZooTampa is free for all guests. Zoo Members get access to preferred parking, subject to availability.
Re-entry is allowed with wristband. Ask the attendant at the Zoo exit for a wristband before exiting the park.
For your safety at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, we have enhanced security procedures, which may result in slight delays while entering the park. As a part of this process, we ask for your understanding and cooperation.
  • All bags, backpacks, and packages will be subject to inspection prior to entering the park.
  • Click here to see a list of items that are not permitted inside ZooTampa.
  • Please leave any unnecessary articles secured within your vehicle to expedite your entry into the park.
  • ZooTampa is not responsible for fire, theft, damage or loss of vehicle including articles left within.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is a family-friendly cultural institution. We require that all guests wear appropriate clothing while in the park. Shirts, skirts or pants (including jeans or shorts) and shoes must be worn at all times. Costumes and masks are not permitted in the park. In addition, provocative, revealing, or offensive clothing is prohibited.

We encourage individuals and families with varying needs to reach out in advance in preparation for your visit. Click here to learn about all the resources available to you and your family.

ZooTampa is committed to providing an environment that is safe and secure for guests, employees, volunteers and the animals in our care. ZooTampa prohibits any person from using or operating any drone or UAS on or above the Zoo campus, including parking facilities and back areas. Exceptions must receive written authorization by the Zoo’s management team and must follow all rules and regulations of both the Zoo and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

This policy applies to all persons on the ZooTampa campus including guests, employees, and volunteers, as well as individuals who are operating a drone outside of the Zoo property limits but flying over its campus.

Persons in violation of ZooTampa’s drone policy are identified as trespassers and will be referred to and dealt with accordingly by law enforcement officers, including but not limited to criminal charges and fines.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park offers a variety of delicious food for guests at several restaurants and concession stands throughout, but understand that guests may need to bring outside food for special dietary needs. Click here to see a list of acceptable and prohibited outside food items

For the convenience of our guests, there is a picnic area located outside the park near the main parking lot. Guests with special dietary needs, please contact Guest Relations using the chat bubble at the bottom left corner, or call us at 813-935-8552 ext 0.

For more information on ZooTampa rules and guidelines please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Signature Encounters Requirements & Guidelines

  • ZooTampa admission is required to participate in Signature Encounters. Purchase admission tickets here.
  • ALL guests on Signature Encounters, including children (except those 2 and under where permitted), parents, guardians, care givers, etc. MUST have an Encounter Ticket.
  • AGE REQUIREMENTS VARY BY ENCOUNTER. Please see encounter details to ensure that all members of your party meet the requirements.
  • White Rhino utilize a vehicle for guest transportation. Please contact Guest Services if you need accommodations for vehicle loading.
  • Service animals are restricted from entering the Koala, Giant Tortoise, and African Penguin encounter areas. For accessibility resources go here.
  • Tour components are subject to change without notice due to animal, weather, or staff needs.
  • Encounters are only refundable 48 hours prior to your scheduled encounter. For refund inquiries, please contact Guest Services via email or call us at (813) 935-8552 ext 0.
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Please review our booking tips before continuing

1. Please make one field trip per reservation order. Complete one and start a new one if you have multiple days you are booking.

2. Headcount can be approximate. Please include children and adults in your headcount. Please do not include pass holders in your headcount for a ticket.

3. On the ticket page, choose the correct grade level (to the left of your screen) to receive the correct chaperone ratio.

4. On the ticket page, when on the calendar section, the number of tickets available will appear in the top right corner for each particular day. Tickets available include children and adults. If you have more people than tickets available, please choose another day.

5. Anyone that is ordering lunch, even pass holders and adults that receive free chaperone tickets, do need to pay for a lunch IF they are ordering one. Free chaperone tickets and pass holders are for admission only.

Boxed lunch orders must be received 5 business days prior to your field trip arrival. Groups will be responsible for all boxed lunches that were confirmed at that time.

6. Payment does not need to be paid at the time of registration. Choose the pay upon arrival option if you would like one person to pay for your entire trip on the day of your visit.

7. The prices of adult and children’s tickets are different.

8. You will receive a confirmation number and confirmation letter via email when your trip is confirmed. If you do not, please contact FieldTrips@ZooTampa.org right away.

Join our Summer Camp Waitlist

Parent/Guardian Name(Required)
Child's Name(Required)

Important Information

To complete your camp registration, you must:

  • Add camps to your shopping cart.
  • Enter roster information for each camp.
    • List all people that are authorized to pick-up your child from camp.
    • No camper will be released unless the adult picking up the child is on the authorized pick-up list and shows a photo ID.
  • Read and agree to the following documents:
  • Make payment.
  • Upon payment, you will receive a Confirmation Email with the above documents attached. Please print, sign, and return the Camp Waiver and Liability Release to EducationPrograms@ZooTampa.org or ZooTampa Summer Camp, c/o Jamie Elkington, 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604. All waivers MUST be received no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of your camp program or your registration is subject to cancellation.

By clicking the registration button below, I confirm that I have read and agree to the Camp Waiver and Liability Release and Camp Handbook and will print, sign, and return the Camp Waiver and Liability Release to complete my registration.

‘Tis the Season For Giving!

Donate to the ZooTampa Giving Tree

Trustees of the Lowry Park Zoological Society, Directors of the Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation, and the Employees and Volunteers of ZooTampa understand and appreciate the vital role of philanthropy to accomplish our work. That’s why we subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives:

“Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes that they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.”

ZooTampa at Lowry Park is committed to protecting your privacy. We value the trust of our donors, volunteers, employees, and other supporters and recognize that maintaining this trust requires us to ensure the confidentiality of personal information that you share with us.

As a non-profit organization, ZooTampa relies on your support, depends on the support of generous contributors, and achieves ambitious fundraising objectives by communicating with and understanding donors. We know that it is essential to protect the privacy of that information. ZooTampa, the Lowry Park Zoological Society, and the Lowry Park Zoo Endowment Foundation will neither sell nor trade a donor’s personal information to any other entity without the written permission of the donor.