ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Experience land, sea, and science at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, which is valid for admission to ZooTampa at Lowry Park for tons of fun and excitement for the whole entire family. Touring the best attractions in Tampa Bay, Florida has never been easier!
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is home to over 2,000 animals across 56 acres of natural habitats. You are worlds away when you enter the #1 family-friendly Zoo in the U.S. with immersive animal habitats that provide cool facts not only about the animals, but the locations where they thrive. See the primates swing into action, elephants cool off in the mud, tigers on the prowl, manatees eating cabbage, and exotic birds flying around in the Free Flight Aviaries. Catch the zoo keeper talks and shows for insight in the lives of the amazing animals living at the zoo. Kids also love the water play areas and the fun and free rides like the Outback Bumper Boats, Tasmanian Tiger Family Coaster, Gator Falls Flume Ride, and more! Exhibits at the zoo include:
Africa- This exhibit area features all of the exotic wildlife in Africa including elephants, southern white rhinos, giraffes, okapi, red river hogs, hippos, African painted dogs, and so much more. Included free with your admission is the safari tram where you can go behind the scenes and around the beautiful Africa exhibit.
Roaring Springs Family Water Adventure- Splash into a good time with this amazing water ride! You will take a boat up three stories to barrel down into the water below. Also in the area are kids play areas, retail shops, and eateries.
Florida- Featuring animals and exhibits that are native to Florida, you can enjoy seeing black bears, Florida panthers, manatees, red wolves, river otters, skunks, alligators, and more. The area also includes a interactive experience where you can touch Sting Rays!
Wallaroo- Australian-themed family area including a splash pad, tiger coaster, petting zoo, and exhibts to see koalas, bats, emus, wallabies, and more.
Asia- This exhibit includes many rare and endangered animals as well as exotic animals including rhinos, malayan tigers, komodo dragons, leopards, tigers, and so much more.
Primates- Enjoy a variety of different primate species including lemurs, orangutans, monkeys, guenons, mandrills, and more.
Carousel Circle- This area of the park is like a carnival for the little ones. With sweet treats and hot dogs to enjoy and fun games to win prizes. There is also face painting and a jungle carousel for the kids to have a blast.
Manatee Circle- Located right at the entrance of the park, this area features a free-flight aviary to see a variety of birds, fountains and statues, and great dining available at the Garden Grille.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park's Manatee Conservation Efforts
This zoo prides itself on its conservation work aimed at rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned and injured manatees. The David A Straz Jr Manatee Critical Car Center has undergone many renovations recently and even took in four manatees from Seaworld. While they heal and are rehabilitated, guests can learn about these beautiful animals which are some of the most gentle and intriguing creatures.
About ZooTampa's 2019 Creatures of the Night Halloween Event
Get ready to celebrate the spookiest time of year at ZooTampa! With this beloved event, guests of all ages can head to the park from Oct 4 - Oct 26 to experience frights and fun. With two new scare zones known as Twisted Tale Trail and Rising Waters, the park truly comes to life after dark. There are also longtime Halloween favorites returning this year, including Enchanted Fairy Meadow and Medusa's Stone Cold Cave. Of course, zoo keepers will be out with some of the eeriest creatures of the zoo and guests 12 and under are invited to wear their spookiest costumes!
At the Florida Aquarium, visitors will encounter animals and plants found in the waters around Florida and across the globe. With immense habitats, The Tampa, Bay Florida Aquarium lets you explore the ocean mysteries with an intriguing and beautiful presentation of their exhibits. Kids also enjoy the 2-acre outdoor playground that features a Caribbean atmosphere with geysers, soakers, and fountains a plenty.
- Are wheelchairs and strollers available at ZooTampa at Lowry Park?
Strollers and wheelchairs are available for a small fee.
- What on-site amenities are available?
There are plenty of restaurants and concessions stands as well as gift shops.
- What style of dress is recommended?
Casual dress is recommended. You must wear shoes, shirt, and family-appropriate clothing.
- Is parking available on-site?
Free parking is available.
- How long to people usually stay at the zoo?
People usually spend 4-5 hours at the zoo.
- How large is ZooTampa at Lowry Park?
ZooTampa is 56 acres.
- Are alcoholic beverages served at ZooTampa at Lowry Park?
No and you may not bring alcohol into the zoo.
- Is smoking allowed inside ZooTampa at Lowry Park?
Smoking is allowed at designated smoking areas.