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Lowry Park Zoo
1101 W. Sligh Avenue
Tampa
FL
33604
Tel: 813 935-8552

Directions

Located at 1101 West Sligh Ave in Tampa, the zoo can be found from I-4 W to I-275 N to exit 48. Or you can take the I-75 S to I-275 S to exit 48. There is also free parking!

Where are we going today?

Have you ever experienced a giraffe or white rhino feeding? Have you ever enjoyed the thrill of a log flume at a zoo? There's a first for everything, and at Lowry Park Zoo, there's a good chance you'll be ticking a few of those boxes!

Lowry Park Zoo has 56 amazing acres of lush natural habitats, and those acres are made up of seven fun man exhibit areas that kids will just LOVE exploring! From the Asian Gardens, Aquatic Center, Florida Wildlife Center, to Primate World, there will be something new and fun for the kids to explore. 

Are you ready to go on safari? It's a jungle in there! At Safari Africa kids can see some amazing wildlife up close - from meerkats, zebras, elephants, to the sweet pygmy hippos...the whole family can stand on the feeding plateau and get eye to eye with even the tallest animals! (YOU can also feed the giraffes!) 

The Wallaroo Station is designed especially for families, where there is a host of interactive things to see and do! Crickey - it's an Australian adventure too! Kookaburras, cockatoos, koalas and wallabies....kids can even play in the "Billabong" water area (or ride the Tasmanian Tiger roller coaster!) A great introduction to the great land of Oz!

And yes, the Lowry Park Zoo has RIDES! There are seven rides which are included in your admission. Bump the day away with Outback Bumper Boats, or enjoy a guided safari tour with behind-the-scenes views of dozens of African animals!

Are you and the family ready to get WILD at Lowry Park Zoo! We certainly are - let’s go!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$24.95 one day pass
  • Children$19.95 (Ages 3 - 11)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

7 days a week, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Teachers corner

The zoo is always happy to assist in your schools excursion! What a great way for students to learn all about the animals and their natural habits and habitats. They offer scout programs, as well as overnight camps. .

I'm Hungry!

It's not just the giraffes that will be well fed! The zoo has a wide selection of food and drinks to keep your energy up. You can even have family dining with a few of the giraffe, zebra and elephant habitat - now that's a dining view! .

Healthy Eating!

Garden Grille offers healthy salads and wraps, and there are plenty of places to enjoy some water to rehydrate. .

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you check out the shows when you arrive, and plan ahead so you don't miss any feedings or experiences you might want to be a part of. .

Doing our bit

All of the animals natural habitats and fun and engaging for the animals. The zoo makes sure it promotes safety for both the visitors and the animals. The Animal Department are always looking for ways to enhance the lives of the animals. What a great zoo - they LOVE their animals! .

Need a little extra help?

There is parking for disabled guests in the front lot, and the pathways, facilities and exhibits are all designed for those who have mobility disabilities. So everyone can enjoy the zoo! .

Baby Facilities

There are two exciting water play areas designed for those little ones to cool off, or you can stop at their many rest areas, including the Fisher Price Mommy Stop, a special place designed with mothers and babies in mind. Stroller rentals are a first come, first serve basis. .

Can I get one of those?

There are PLENTY of gift shops where you can spend your pocket money and take home some amazing gifts, from stuffed toys, backs, games and books. You can also "adopt" your favorite animals, where you money contributes to looking after the animals! .

More information

Kids ages 1 to 14 can have their birthday party at the zoo! What better way to spend your big celebration than with some of the worlds most amazing animals!?.

What people are saying?

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    We brought our 1 year old daughter. She was more impressed with the Tampa Aquarium I think, mostly interested in the enclosures' gates and fences then the animals themselves. I think I'll wait until she's about 3 or 4 to visit again. Had fun though. A little pricey for the amount of interest my kid got out of it, but, it was a good day overall.

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    Extremely nice! One of the best I've gone to. The weather also was great, although very sunny, there are a lot of shady areas. The manatee section was awesome since they are in and out, not kept as prisoners. As they come, get better and healthy, they are released. The only bad comment I have is about the bears, I feel like they have been captive for too long that now they are losing their minds. I just feel bad, since they are waiting until they get better which I think letting them go is the only medicine for them since they are meant to be in...Read More

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    This zoo has such an amazing variety of animals. They have animals that most zoos do not. My children really enjoyed this zoo. There favorite was the orangutans!

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    Went on a Tuesday, we home school. It was surprisingly busy for a Florida Resident weekday trip. We paid $10 ea to get in and over 30$ for 2 slices of pizza, two - 3 pc. chix finger w/FFs, a bag of doritos, a med. soda and one beer. Employees were all very nice and professional. There were several closures - rides, exhibits and restaurants. We were a little taken aback by the closures and how "tired" the zoo looked. It needs some serious up keep. On a scale of 1 -10, we both agreed, we'd rate it a 5, but considering the Florida resident discount...Read More

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    Good animals, fun time, shows were cool and I had a great time visiting the zoo. Definitely coming back and recommend

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by Jen Arias

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Extremely nice! One of the best I've gone to. The weather also was great, although very sunny, there are a lot of shady areas. The manatee section was awesome since they are in and out, not kept as prisoners. As they come, get better and healthy, they are released. The only bad comment I have is about the bears, I feel like they have been captive for too long that now they are losing their minds. I just feel bad, since they are waiting until they get better which I think letting them go is the only medicine for them since they are meant to be in the wild, not in a zoo. Overall, one of the best and highly recommended! :)

by Krista Torsell

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Went on a Tuesday, we home school. It was surprisingly busy for a Florida Resident weekday trip. We paid $10 ea to get in and over 30$ for 2 slices of pizza, two - 3 pc. chix finger w/FFs, a bag of doritos, a med. soda and one beer. Employees were all very nice and professional. There were several closures - rides, exhibits and restaurants. We were a little taken aback by the closures and how "tired" the zoo looked. It needs some serious up keep. On a scale of 1 -10, we both agreed, we'd rate it a 5, but considering the Florida resident discount and the fact that the rides are included in the price, we couldn't complain. And we both agreed as far as over all look, updates, animals, atmosphere, etc., Jacksonville zoo is a far more favorable zoo with regards to three Florida zoos we have visited, living in the Central Florida area.

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