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 until you register your child into a camp).
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
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
AM Care (7-9a.m.) $25/week
PM Care (4-6p.m.) $25/week
Click HERE to enroll in our summer camps.
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.
• Completed Grades 4-8
• $25 per participant
Dates & Times:
• 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.