ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Experience wildlife like nowhere else! See Florida manatees receiving lifesaving care. Get up-close to a rescued Florida panther. Take a stroll down a shaded boardwalk – where you’ll find native birds, otters, alligators, bears, skunks, and other Florida wildlife – to the thrilling family water adventure Roaring Springs! Then see rare and exciting wildlife from Asia, Africa, and Australia. And so much more!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Iva V
    252 contributions
    Worth it -- enjoy a day of relaxing with the animals
    Awesome! It was great to see the manatees up close and personal rather than trying to see them amongst the crowds at the power plant. Had never seen a Scarlett ibis (we see white ones daily). The park is easy to walk through. The larger animals, elephants and giraffes were too far away. Amazing aviaries with lots of varieties of birds.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 April 2023
  • Linda R
    6 contributions
    Great zoo to visit!
    Great zoo! We visited on a trip from Connecticut and were pleasantly surprised at how nice the zoo was. We could have spent hours relaxing in the manatee area watching them swim and listening to music! So many of the animals were active during our visit. We loved it and hopefully will be back next year.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Karen B
    Hudson, Florida2 contributions
    Zoo Love
    My husband and I are annual pass holders. By having an annual pass it makes this zoo very affordable. Every time we visit we see new things depending on time of day and time of year. We find it fascinating to see their different behaviors at different times and different seasons. Our absolute favorite animals in the park are the Siamang monkeys. We have been fortunate enough to be there on days when they are showing off their athletic abilities swinging and singing, they are LOUD! The manatees are a very close second as they are near and dear to our hearts. I love that they have a manatee hospital to help recover sick and injured manatees and they do so with such enthusiasm. You get a lot out of talking to the staff that works with the animals. They love to answer our questions and we've learned so much. We have been to much larger zoos but we find that we enjoy this so much more. We can actually make it through the park in one day and see everything and they have so many new experiences every time we visit. Christmas time is probably most beautiful time to visit the zoo. We find it great to visit on cooler days and early in the day when the animals are more active. We love watching secrets of the zoo Tampa and we're actually learning many of the animals names and how they are trained so the veterinarians can properly care for them. There's not one single animal or reptile in that park that we don't enjoy seeing.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Jeannine G
    Indianapolis, Indiana3 contributions
    Treasure in Tampa
    What a treasure! My 4 year old granddaughter loved seeing the animals (that all looked very well cared for)! The zoo has a great layout. We watched several episodes of Secrets of the Zoo before our visit and were pleasantly surprised that some of the animals featured on the show were in their habitats!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 October 2023
  • AK Mama
    Fairbanks, Alaska22 contributions
    Great zoo!
    There are volunteers throughout the zoo and John was at the upper manatee area on the day we were there. He was wonderful!!! Make sure to take the time for the Safari tour even though there may be a wait for it. Caroline was an awesome tour guide! We were able to see a month old baby rhino that wasn’t on exhibit yet. So tiny!!! The apes were active and entertaining. The app could use a little improvement, but has some good features so make sure you download it while planning your visit. City Pass is the way to go for admission if you’re visiting several places for several days. Make sure you book experiences in advance because they will sell out.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 November 2023
  • LUCIA J
    Arcadia, Florida4 contributions
    Overall Good experience but with incident
    We went to the Christmas Wild in the Lights Dec 2 I took my 2 grandchildren. Park was beautiful lights everywhere. We saw many animals. They had several characters on stilts talking to the children. They were amazing . especially the princesses. We saw a fun song show and played a game of selecting crocodiles swimming in water and the number on their belly determined the prize. The young lady running this was fantastic and made it so much fun for the kids. The only problem we experienced was an small ice cream dots booth with stuffed animal's and toys and treats. My granddaughter selected a small ice cream treat marked on the freezer cooler as 7 dollars. I gave the young man a 20 and he gave back a ten dollar bill and two pennies . I told him my change was wrong , He said the ice cream was $8.99. I showed him where the freezer it came from said $7.00. He was very rude and I did get agitated. He asked me if I wanted to speak to managements and I said yes. He then told me to not let her eat the ice cream that she had taken the lid off of. Management was not able to come over and I walked away frustrated with this young mans rudeness. As I walked around corner to leave two managements were sitting at a table talking Had their walkie talkies . Disappointing they could not get up and walk a few steps to help solve a problem. Over all everyone their was fantastic but this incident and the way it was handled will make me think twice about going back again and taking my grandchildren
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Lorrie P
    Kennewick, Washington71 contributions
    Great zoo experience
    It was a bit chilly going in January but we were still able to see most of the animals. It seemed the tortoises were the most reclusive and were hiding under the hay. The manatees were awesome and the primates were very active. We spent 4 hours and enjoyed it very much.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 January 2024
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Frostoria
New Port Richey, FL40 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
What a fun day! We went during the week and, obviously, not in peak season. The park is exceptionally clean. Love the way it is organized moving through locations. For people who object to animals being confined...not to worry. With few exceptions, the animals enjoy wide spaces very much resembling their natural habitat. Zoo staff is very friendly and helpful. Our first visit, we did not take advantage of encounters (not included in ticket price) or free talks. I would suggest looking for those ahead of time and building them into a visit. A limited time exhibit is "Prehistoric Predators." It is great. Parking was free, plentiful, and close. Many opportunities for dining. Of course, as in most places, it is not cheap. But, fellow guests said it was good. There are plenty of places to relax in the shade and cool off with misting.
Written 14 February 2024
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96Karen
Westminster, MD96 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
The Prehistoric Predators exhibit is great. Scary enough to be entertaining, but not too intense for younger family members.
Written 11 February 2024
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pjfarr1
Waterbury, VT420 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fantastic. I have been watching the “behind the zoo” show and had to visit when we were in town. I’m totally impressed with the zoo and loved the experiences we added to our day. Highly recommended!
Written 4 February 2024
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TrailBlazer819227
Stratford, Canada45 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Even on a cool day, the zoo is still a must-do! The prehistoric dinosaur exhibit has a bonus during our visit. Using the City Pass was easy, and so was the zoo app! The safari expedition is a great way to see Africa. Todd,the expedition assistant, made the trek adventurous and entertaining.
Written 14 January 2024
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MadamDefargeGW
Silver Spring, MD73 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great animals. A fun day. A bit overpriced for the one on one encounter with the Indian Rhino. Zoo heeds a face lift.
Written 13 January 2024
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Lorrie P
Kennewick, WA71 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
It was a bit chilly going in January but we were still able to see most of the animals. It seemed the tortoises were the most reclusive and were hiding under the hay.
The manatees were awesome and the primates were very active.
We spent 4 hours and enjoyed it very much.
Written 4 January 2024
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jamey s
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Family
Extremely busy, but despite crowds had a great time. Super friendly and helpful staff. MARCY from wheelchair rental, young gentleman in safari pizza( named started with a j) both super friendly and helpful, and lights were beautiful, however a bit pricey. $31 for a pizza with cheese.
Written 30 December 2023
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LUCIA J
Arcadia, FL4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We went to the Christmas Wild in the Lights Dec 2 I took my 2 grandchildren. Park was beautiful lights everywhere. We saw many animals. They had several characters on stilts talking to the children. They were amazing . especially the princesses. We saw a fun song show and played a game of selecting crocodiles swimming in water and the number on their belly determined the prize. The young lady running this was fantastic and made it so much fun for the kids.
The only problem we experienced was an small ice cream dots booth with stuffed animal's and toys and treats. My granddaughter selected a small ice cream treat marked on the freezer cooler as 7 dollars. I gave the young man a 20 and he gave back a ten dollar bill and two pennies . I told him my change was wrong , He said the ice cream was $8.99. I showed him where the freezer it came from said $7.00. He was very rude and I did get agitated. He asked me if I wanted to speak to managements and I said yes. He then told me to not let her eat the ice cream that she had taken the lid off of. Management was not able to come over and I walked away frustrated with this young mans rudeness. As I walked around corner to leave two managements were sitting at a table talking Had their walkie talkies . Disappointing they could not get up and walk a few steps to help solve a problem. Over all everyone their was fantastic but this incident and the way it was handled will make me think twice about going back again and taking my grandchildren
Written 29 December 2023
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Connie
5 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
I traveled to Tampa from NY for a short getaway with The Zoo as one of the primary destinations for me and my sisters. I purchased tickets ahead and purchased White Rhino Encounter tickets that I had to choose a specific date for. Due to limited time, Friday or Saturday were the only options and I chose Friday. On Thursday I received a telephone call from Shelley at the zoo informing me that the visit for Friday had to be cancelled due to unforseen issues at the exhibit and to call her back to make other arrangements. We played phone tag and finally spoke to each other. She was really wonderful and I explained that we only had Saturday as another option and how much we were looking forward to it (one sister is obsessed with all things rhino) and she asked me to wait for a bit as it was not looking too good as an option and discussed other Encounters. She came back on the phone and announced that she scheduled us for Saturday at the White rhino encounter and sent a confirming email. This was just above and beyond my expectations and she was so helpful and kind and funny, making a stressful situation a happy one. Our visit was perfect! There is no explanation for the joy of seeing a mother and baby rhino together and being able to touch the mother rhino, all while the keepers talked about rhinos, answered questions and kept us entertained. Other favorites included the Orangutans and the entire Primate exhibit. It was easy to spend a lot of time there just watching. The zoo layout is easy to manage, the exhibits are well done and the cafe food was pretty good. Overall this was a really wonderful and magical visit. I wish the gift shop was better and as a tip, if you see something out along the way that you like, buy it because it may not be in the main shop at the entrance (one very disappointed person in our group that did not get a hat she liked!) I understand why this Zoo has had four seasons of "Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa".
Written 19 December 2023
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ChickenParm41
USA767 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
It's a nice zoo. We easily spent 3 hours there checking out all the animals.

Saw about 7 elephants, only 1 tiger and 1 giraffe. They have tons of Manatees with a nice exhibit to see them really well.

Lots of monkeys and coyotes. The flying macaws show, although short, was cool. It's clean and everyone is polite and helpful.

Free parking, probably built into the cost of the ticket. Not impressed by the food choices here. Would opt for some good Cuban or Chinese food in the area.
Written 17 December 2023
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ZooTampa at Lowry Park admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 3,975.95, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 11,525.70 per person.