Park Areas

Main Entrance

Main Entrance

The fun begins as soon as you step foot through the Zoo's Main Entrance! Visit the Main Free-Flight Aviary just inside, or splash around in the Manatee Fountains. You can also grab a bite to eat at Garden Grille, take fun photos with the Zootastic photographers, relax at the Mommy Stop or macaw pond, or simply continue on your adventure to one of our 5 continent areas.

Highlights:

  •  Macaw Flyover
  • Garden Grille
  • Nature's Kingdom

FLORIDA WILDLIFE

Florida Wildlife

Florida is home to a wide variety of exotic animals - including 760 species that exist nowhere else in the world. Here, there are 548 species of plants and animals that are threatened with extinction, including the critically endangered Florida Panther. You can see many of these species, including the Panther and the Manatee, here in the Native Florida Wildlife habitat at ZooTampa.

Highlights:

  • David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center
  • Florida Boardwalk

  • Sting Ray Bay and String Ray Gift Shop
  • ZooVentures Theater

Asian Gardens

Asian Gardens

Leopards and tigers and bears, oh my! Get up close to the many rare and endangered animals in the Asian Gardens. Watch as the tigers explore the water's edge. Observe the Indian rhinos at play, then come across the Clouded leopards and all their spots.

Highlights:

  • Lorikeet Landing
  • Nose-to-Horn Rhino Encounter
  • Rango Snacks

Primate World

Primate World

Swing into Primate World where monkey business is a daily occurrence. See Bornean orangutans, chimpanzees and brilliant-colored mandrills. Catch a glimpse of the tiny squirrel monkeys and many more primates from around the world. The majority of these primates are endangered in the wild. As you visit each one, learn about where they are from and what you might be able to do to protect them.

Carousel Circle

Carousel Circle

Follow Zoo Boulevard from the Zoo's Main Entrance to Carousel Circle where you can ride the Jungle Carousel, grab a sweet treat from the Sweet Shoppe or continue on your journey to Wallaroo Station, Safari Africa or the Florida Boardwalk. Carousel Circle is a central hub for many activities at the Zoo. 

Highlights:

  • Jungle Carousel
  • Sweet Shoppe

Wallaroo Station

Wallaroo Station

G'day, mates! Fancy a walk-about with a wallaby? Or a close encounter with a koala? Then take a stroll through Tampa's own land down under, Wallaroo Station. This Australia-themed family area provides hours of enjoyment and discovery, including an interactive petting zoo, a water play area, delicious dining and the Tasmanian Tiger Family Roller Coaster.

Highlights:

  • Tasmanian Tiger Coaster
  • Wallaby Walkabout
  • Wallaroo Petting Zoo
  • Boomer's Cafe
  • Wallaroo Water Play Area

Safari Africa

Safari Africa

It's a jungle in here! See some of the finest natural wildlife at close hand - elephants, zebras, meerkats, white rhinos, cheetahs, pygmy hippos, okapi, African penguins and much more! Guests can stand on the feeding plateau of Safari Africa and get eye-to-eye with the tallest animals in the world - the giraffe. You can also feed the giraffes lettuce, on sale at the feeding station.

Highlights:

  • Expedition Africa
  • Aldabra Tortoise Encounter
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Savannah Marketplace

Zoo Schools

Zoo School

The Florida Environmental Education Center or "Zoo School" offers exciting educational experiences for everyone. From tots and teens to schools and organizations, we are dedicated to offering fun, innovative, imaginative and investigative learning programs for all ages.

At Zoo School, we aim to provide a safe, clean, pleasant and caring environment for each child. Students may develop their physical, social, emotional and intellectual potential at their own pace, while fostering a respect for wildlife and wild places through unique Zoo interactions.