ZooTampa at Lowry Park
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
4.5
09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
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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from €45.82
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  • Iva V
    252 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, Alaska25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
  • JoanMG
    Rockville, Maryland26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's All Happening at the Zoo!
    We had an awesome visit. While a goal was to see the rare Shoebill Storks, I had many favorite experiences: seeing the large family of Orangutans interacting including the mother and baby descending from a rope and then baby nursing was a highlight. The underwater manatee exhibit was terrific; we spent a long time watching them munch on their lettuce - so fun to be able to see their faces clearly :) The penguin encounter was cute. Keepers were friendly and informative.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 March 2024
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Melissa M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Worst zoo I’ve ever been to by the amount of exhibits it should have cost at the most $20 and that’s on the high end. Don’t do the rhino feeding encounter if you want your child to do it they make you pay for an adult also rip off we fed them 2 green collards each for $60. Walking in the gate cost me $180 for a family of 4 and 2 feeding encounters. Honestly got the price I could have had an amazing experience and taken the kids to a Disney park. Also there should be an option for residence vs non residence ridiculous to have to pay for 1 year price to go 1 time. Will not be back! I don’t recommend you waste your $ taking your family.
Written 17 April 2024
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cascade18
Portland, ME205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic day! Arrived intending to spend 3 hours but spent 6! Immediately went to the Africa section and our 4 year old loved the safari ride. We waited about 30 minutes but it went surprisingly fast. After that we headed to the carousel and into the Australian area. The animals were ok here but the kido rides and splash pad were a big hit, we even came back again at the end of the day. There was plenty of shade, everyone was helpful and friendly, and everything was clean and well maintained. Loved being here despite not loving zoos or amusement parks - would go back!
Written 16 April 2024
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Alina d
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is the first zoo that I have visited that had no lions, tigers, gorillas, zebras, chimps ...the list goes on and on. The exhibits are very small and the animals don't look cared for at all. I was very disappointed. Too much money for nothing to see.
Written 5 April 2024
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Hildetoronto
Toronto Ontario280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This zoo was phenomenal...best I've seen. Fantastic layout. Lots of room for animals. Sustainable plants and forests, educational programmes, rides (log plume, roller coaster, merry go round), games, a huge area with animatronic dinosaurs, and so much more, all without insane amounts of walking. Everything included in admission price, even parking. I purchased our tickets online prior to going. Loved it.
Written 5 April 2024
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Irvin A
Fort Wayne, IN118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We attended on a reciprocal basis with Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo in Indiana. Half off admission was a great benefit. The grandkids had a great time.
Written 31 March 2024
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Armando
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The park is perfect for kids of all ages we took a 14 year old and 7 years old boys and they enjoyed it. The park is very clean with great food selection affordable prices and offers rides and areas for kids to get wet and play in the water .
Written 31 March 2024
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William D
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
First ,50 Dollar admission?Zoo Tampa is the worst zoo I have ever been to . The animals looked so unhappy squished into small spaces, they concentrated more on gift shops and concession stands than the animals cooped up in filthy enclosures!!! Never again . Going to call the mayors office and express to her what I saw SO ,SO SAD I WISH I could have given them the 50 dollars and left them to buy some lettuce for the manatees than viewing this Horrific zoo 👎
Written 30 March 2024
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meganplank
Aldie, VA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great Zoo! Definitely worth the ticket prices. Lots of interactions, animal talks. All the rides in the different areas are free and included with admission. Not sure about the tour ones ones. Get there early though like 930 to 10 to get a good parking spot. My kids really liked it. My oldest watched Zoo Tampa , I think it’s in Nat Geo. She meet a few animals and a keeper from the show. Really neat place. I would definitely go again.
Written 28 March 2024
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JoanMG
Rockville, MD26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had an awesome visit. While a goal was to see the rare Shoebill Storks, I had many favorite experiences: seeing the large family of Orangutans interacting including the mother and baby descending from a rope and then baby nursing was a highlight. The underwater manatee exhibit was terrific; we spent a long time watching them munch on their lettuce - so fun to be able to see their faces clearly :) The penguin encounter was cute. Keepers were friendly and informative.
Written 20 March 2024
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qtparties
Sagamore Beach, MA425 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a zoo lover and try to go to as many as I can. I recently came back from a long weekend getaway to Redington Beach Florida. The Tampa Zoo was close to the Tampa airport and was easy to get to. It had a lot of great qualities. First most, It was clean. They had a wide range of animals. My favorites are the basic elephants, tigers, monkeys and giraffes! They didn’t have panda bears, polar bears, zebras or seals at this time, but they had some other animals that I’ve never heard of.
Also, quite a few were not able to be seen. It was hard to tell if they were hiding or hiding underground. I asked a worker and she told be some animals prefer not to come out until it’s very hot. Florida was having cooler weather at this time. I thought $48.95 per person was high, considering no rides were working and some areas were under construction.
Written 8 March 2024
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ZOOTAMPA AT LOWRY PARK: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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ZooTampa at Lowry Park admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €45.06, while a popular guided tour starts around €135.31 per person.




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