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Animal Careers Teen Workshops

Do you love animals? Do you hope to work in a zoo one day? This workshop is a perfect opportunity for teens, ages 13-17,  to learn more about animal-related careers and to get to know some of the animals at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo up-close. 


Workshop includes:
• Introduction to animal careers
• An animal encounter
• A Zoo tour consisting of a “behind the scenes” component and an enrichment or husbandry experience.

Dates & Times:
Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $25*
*Does not include Zoo admission before or after workshop.

 

One week advance registration is required.

Questions? Please email the Youth Programs Coordinator or call 813-935-8552 ext. 479.

Click HERE to register.

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COOL SUMMERTIME FUN
AT THE ZOO


Summer Camps


This summer, the Zoo School at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is headquarters for more than 100 week-long camps for students who have completed K-8th grades. Kids and teens can learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the Zoo, exploring behind-the-scenes and cooling off in the Zoo's water play areas. Adventure camps include animal encounters, keeper talks, educational shows, games, crafts and more.

A typical day at Summer Camp Includes:

  • Zoo hikes
  • Classroom lessons with pictures and artifacts
  • Daily animal encounter or animal enrichment
  • Activities based on the weekly camp theme
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Animal shows
  • Animal feedings
  • Keeper talks
  • Educational videos


To see a complete list of summer camp themes, click HERE and register for camps as a “New User” (no purchase will be required).

 

Time:
Camp begins PROMPTLY at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.. Monday through Friday. If you need to drop your child off before 8:55 a.m. or pick them up after 4 p.m., you MUST sign up for Extended Care.

 

General Summer Camps
Zoo Pass Holder - $180
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $200


4-Day Camp June 30 – July 3
(no camp on July 4)
Zoo Pass Holder - $145
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $165


Shutterbug Camps* 
Zoo Pass Holder - $200
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $220

*We loan Fisher Price Kid Tough digital cameras, but if you would like to use your own personal camera, feel free to bring it along.


Animal Handling/Animal Trainer Camps
Zoo Pass Holder - $215
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $235


Extended Care
AM Care (7-9a.m.) $25/week
PM Care (4-6p.m.) $25/week


Click HERE
to enroll in our summer camps.

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2.5 Hour Mini Camps!

Can’t commit to a whole week of camp?  You can still have a fun and educational Zoo experience with one of our 2.5-hour workshops (or bring a lunch and participate in both!).  Each workshop includes an animal encounter and a tour with a behind-the-scenes component.


Animal Careers Workshop

Do you love animals? Do you hope to work in a zoo one day? This workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn more about animal-related careers. It includes an animal enrichment or husbandry experience, animal encounter, and a behind-the-scenes look at caring for animals in the Zoo.


Reptiles and Aquatics Adventure

Join us for a closer look at the Zoo’s scaly residents – reptiles, amphibians, fish and more.  This experience includes an up-close encounter with one of our reptile animal ambassadors and a behind-the-scenes look at our herpetology and/or aquatics department.


Program Information:

• Completed Grades 4-8
• $25 per participant


Dates & Times:

• Wednesday June 18
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Reptile and Aquatic Adventure
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Animal Careers

• Wednesday July 16
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Reptile and Aquatic Adventure
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Animal Careers

• Thursday August 7
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Animal Careers
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Reptile and Aquatic Adventure


Click HERE
to register for mini camps.




LIMITED TIME
SEA LION SPLASH
PROGRAMS

 

Aquatic Animals Sleepover

 

Alligators, fish, sea lions and manatees all call water home. Learn about these diverse creatures and the adaptations that enable them to survive in in the world beneath the waves. It’s an aquatic jungle out there! This sleepover includes a private viewing of the sea lions and sleeping accommodations in the air-conditioned Manatee Building.

Program Information:
• Ages 5 through adult
• $40 per participant (1 free chaperone per 10 participants)
• Minimum of 15 participants or flat rate of $600
• Schedule 1 month in advance.

 

For more information and to schedule a sleepover, call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268.

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Premium Aquatic Animal Experience


This unique experience travels behind-the-scenes to provide fantastic photo opportunities and one-of-a-kind memories as you visit some of our amazing aquatic animals, including sea lions, manatees, river otters, alligators and more. This special experience also includes admission to a Sea Lion Splash show and an opportunity for a group photo** with a sea lion. Click HERE for tour times and itineraries.


Program Information:

• Ages 6 and up
• 2 hour guided experience
• $100 per adult, $50 per child ages 6-12
• Minors must be accompanied by a paying adult.
• Maximum of 8 participants
• Includes Zoo admission
• Schedule 2 weeks in advance


**Interactive photo opportunities with the sea lions are not guaranteed for the animals’ health and well-being. If the photo is not possible, a

green screen photo will be used as an alternative. One complimentary group photo per tour. Additional photos may be purchased.

 

To schedule a Premium Experience, please call (813) 935-8552 ext. 262 or email.

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Parents' Night Out

Looking for more than just a babysitter? Trust your children to the professional Education Department staff at the Zoo. Take advantage of our reliable service that includes entertainment, a pizza snack, and drinks while you go out and have a wild time!


Program Information:

• Ages 3-10 (must be potty trained)
• 1st Saturday of each month (2nd Saturday in July and August)
• Drop off at 5:30 p.m., Pick up at 11 p.m.
• $30 for one child, $10 for each additional child
• One week advance registration is required

 

Click HERE to register.


Hillsborough County School Holiday Camps


No School?  No Problem! K-8th grade students, join Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for fun and education during school breaks.

A typical day at camp includes:
• Zoo hikes
• Classroom lessons with pictures & artifacts
• Daily animal encounter or animal enrichment
• Arts & crafts projects
• Animal shows
• Animal feedings
• Keeper talks
• Educational videos


Program Information:*

1 Day Camp: Zoo Pass Holder $55/
Non-Zoo Pass Holder $65
5 Day Camp: Zoo Pass Holder $165/
Non-Zoo Pass Holder $185


Time:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Morning: 7-9 a.m., $15 for 1-Day Camps, $20 for $25 for 5-Day Camps
Afternoon: 4-6 p.m., $15 for 1-Day Camps, $25 for 5 Day Camps
Extended care can only be for the length of camp. Sorry, partial camp extended care is not available.


DATES and THEMES

Friday, April 18
(Non-Student Day)

Special Delivery (K-3)/
Nature’s Nursery (4-8)


Click HERE to enroll in our holiday camps.

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SPECIAL SLEEPOVERS FOR K-8th GRADERS


Nocturnal Adventures

Friday, April 25


African Safari

Saturday, July 26


Program Information:

  • Grades K-8
  • Drop off 7 p.m., Pick up at 8 a.m.
  • $35 per child
  • One week advance registration is required.
  • These are kids only events. Sorry, no adults!

 

Click HERE to register.

 


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