Enjoy a Day of Unforgettable Adventures with Amazing Wildlife
We value the role our Zoo plays in providing the Tampa Bay area with safe and highly engaging outdoor family experiences with nature which boost mental health and provide comfort. Rest assured that our commitment to the safety of our guests, staff and animals is our upmost priority. We have invested the time and resources to create and implement a stringent and extensive modified operational plan that consistently follows the latest recommendations and government guidelines.
ZooTampa is principally an outdoor fresh-air experience; therefore, when outside, guests are not required to wear face masks when proper social distancing is maintained. In alignment with the latest CDC guidelines, masks are also not required for guests who are fully vaccinated within indoor venues (retail shops, restrooms, restaurants and Manatee Mangrove), but they are strongly encouraged. We provide disposable masks free of charge for anyone who needs one. Masks are required during our Signature Encounters and feeding experiences. Our enhanced protocols also apply to all staff who are required to wear face masks and other personal protection equipment when in close contact with guests and mammals and as deemed appropriate by their job responsibilities.
We are excited about the future and the important role we play in offering safe, entertaining and inspiring leisure activities in Tampa Bay. We are grateful to the unwavering commitment of our remarkable zoo team, along with the steadfast support of our board of trustees, foundation, donors, civil authorities, and the entire Tampa Bay community. To that end, the safety of our diverse Zoo family, including the animals in our care, will indeed always be our highest priority.
We very much look forward to safely welcoming you to ZooTampa where you can connect with amazing wildlife and each other.
Joseph A. Couceiro
Chief Executive Officer
Wide open spaces • Fewer guests • Social distancing • Frequent enhanced sanitation •
Masks strongly encouraged indoors and available at no cost