Zoo Rules

We offer a variety of food at our restaurants and concession stands, but understand that guests may need to bring outside food for special dietary needs, including:

  • Small snacks, baby food or formula
  • Food required for medical purposes
  • Bottled water (maximum 20 oz)
  • Soft-sided insulated bags no larger than 12”W x 6”H x 6”D

Other outside food is not allowed inside ZooTampa:

  • Glass or open containers
  • Hard-sided coolers or large soft-sided coolers
  • Picnic lunches
  • For your convenience the picnic area near main parking is available

For your safety all visitors must pass through security before experiencing ZooTampa. Prohibited items include:

  • Weapons or any items that may be used as weapons
  • Alcohol, marijuana, or any Illegal substances
  • Clothing with offensive content or that misrepresents identity
  • Any other items ZooTampa deems to be inappropriate

For the enjoyment of all our guests we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to other Zoo Rules:

  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas
  • No folding chairs, skates, bicycles, wagons or scooters
  • Animals are on monitored diet. Please do not feed.
  • We recommend you secure valuables in your trunk.
  • We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not observing Zoo Rules
  • Service animals limited to dogs and miniature horses

Guests with disabilities may bring personal wheelchairs or ECVs. Rentals are also available. Please check with guest services on any other special needs.