We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Features Animals
Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Book In Advance
All photos (2,059)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“nice zoo”(211 reviews)
“petting zoo”(143 reviews)
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Tampa
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
Ways to Experience ZooTampa at Lowry Park
from US$64.50
More Info
from US$107.00
More Info
from US$32.95
More Info
Reviews (3,555)
Filter reviews
3,414 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews nice zoo petting zoo manatee hospital tampa zoo safari ride local zoo feed a giraffe all ages kiddie rides cool off splash pad behind the scenes annual pass animal exhibits whole family busch gardens roller coaster
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 3,414 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

No road presence as it was hard to find. Neighborhood not the greatest either. Zoo admission was spendy for quality of zoo. I spent an hour total at the zoo. No manatees, small percentage of shops and food places open, small displays. This was a...More

Thank SandpiperSue
Reviewed 5 days ago

Going to the zoo was a nice activity on an unusually cool day in the upper 60s. There were many species to see, and we saw some animals we'd never heard of before. That was a pleasant surprise. It was interesting to see so many...More

Thank chezbuc
ZooTampa, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Chezbuc! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to ZooTampa! Our animals and animal care professional team love to celebrate the seasons with festive enrichment. Enrichment encourages natural behaviors Pumpkins snacks are one for their favorites!

Reviewed 6 days ago

My daughter wanted us all to go for her birthday, so we went. My wife (not my daughter's mother) said she didn't want to go, "All there is is a huge habitat with one animal, usually asleep if there's one in there at all." She...More

1  Thank Wendell T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is the perfect size for families with young children. There is a section for children to play in with a petting zoo and a few amusement rides. It wasn't very busy during the week. Try to go early morning or later in the...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are wanting a thrilling time to see some amazing creatures and enjoy some rides too, this is the place! My children thoroughly enjoyed themselves beyond measure, and so did their parents! To see the huge, jaw-dropping rhinos, the astonishing herd of African Elephants,...More

Thank Sightsee658274
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice zoo. Well kept. Beautiful well maintained grounds. Some things are closed. But this was the middle of the week. Some of animals have been there for awhile. But more than a few have had new offspring, which is a good sign. Seems to be...More

Thank 30yrtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prior to my going to Uganda for a gorilla trek, I visited Zoo Tampa to meet with a lady who works with their gorillas. This zoo is wonderful: sparkling clean, animals well displayed and cared for. I met with Rachel who was excellent in explaining...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tampa Zoo is the perfect size to see everything in one day! Beautiful exhibits and fun for the whole family. Be prepared to walk though! Lots of things to see. You will be "plum tuckered out" by the end of the day. Rides are included...More

Thank Taliah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much more than caged animals. Habitat was ample and creative. A lot to see. Be prepared for a long walk. Make sure to get a map so you dont miss a thing. Pathways wind around into different lands.tram ride gives you a peek behind...More

Thank V D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit. Great picture taking opportunities for artists! Animals appear well cared for.

Thank Janell W
ZooTampa, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Janell! We're so happy you had a great time at the Zoo! :) We hope to see you again soon.

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 165 nearby hotels
Shaw's Motel
1 review
3.35 km away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tampa Central
350 reviews
3.82 km away
Rodeway Inn
180 reviews
4.10 km away
Value Inn
3 reviews
4.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,732 nearby restaurants
Rooster & the Till
140 reviews
1.22 km away
Trip's Diner Tampa
36 reviews
1.31 km away
Chop Chop Shop
28 reviews
1.18 km away
Bo's Ice Cream
37 reviews
1.03 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 530 nearby attractions
Hillsborough River
201 reviews
2.25 km away
Lowry Park
180 reviews
.37 km away
Angry Chair Brewing
58 reviews
1.37 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sherry S
31 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from MRSEML1981 | Reviewed this property |
I am bit getting alerts my apologies! When we went it was free.
Tristan S
14 August 2018|
Response from Claudine A | Reviewed this property |
We only went to the zoo once; we didn't inquire about the membership and the privileges associated with it. I'm sure you can contact them directly to find out!
Tristan S
14 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Bottom F |
There are Zoo professional zoo photographers in different spots of the zoo