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Summer Camps

Zoo School Summer Camp Early Registration Day
Saturday, April 7- ONLINE ONLY 

Take advantage of a one-day only sale on summer camp programs for K-8th grade students. Register online and save 15 percent on more than 100 week-long camps where kids can experience the wild side of summer! Kids can learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom “outside the classroom” while hiking through the Zoo, exploring behind-thescenes and hands-on interaction. Online registration opens April 7, 2010 at 12:01 a.m. and closes at 11:59 p.m. 

Call 813-935-8552, ext. 268 for more information.


This summer, Zoo School at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is headquarters for 100 week-long camps for students in K-12th 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
  • Schedules will vary depending on the grade level, the instructor, and the weekly theme.

Camps are week-long and run from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended Care is available from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for an additional fee.

Summer Camp Sale Day:
March 13, 2010 from 12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
SAVE 15% OFF ALL SUMMER CAMPS!


Extended care is available for an additional charge (15% discount is not applied to extended care), and advance registration is required. 

Camp:
Zoo Pass Holder: $165/child per week
Non-Zoo Pass Holder: $185/child per week
Shutterbug  Camp :
Zoo Pass Holder: $175/child per week
Non-Zoo Pass Holder: $195/child per week
Saddle Up/Animal Handling/Animal Trainer Camp:
Zoo Pass Holder: $195/child per week
Non-Zoo Pass Holder: $205/child per week

Extended Care:
AM: $25 Monday - Friday, 7-9 a.m. 
PM: $25 Monday - Friday, 4-6 p.m

Click HERE to enroll in our Summer, Day and Holiday Camps

 

Day and Holiday Camps for K-5th Grade Students

No school? No problem! We offer day and holiday camps that are both educational and fun. Camps include an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes of the Zoo, make animal enrichments, meet amazing animals up close, enjoy unlimited animal rides, play in the water fountains, and make some new friends.

For more information on our classes and programs call our Registrar at 813-935-8552 ext. 232

Day and Holiday camps have a minimum and maximum number of students.  Please reserve your space one week prior to camp.  If the minimum number is met by that date, registration will remain open until the Friday before the camp date(s).

Click HERE to enroll in our Summer, Day and Holiday Camps


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Classes & Programs
Parent & Child Classes

Our parent and child classes, Animal Adventure Club for ages 3 to 5 and Family Flock for ages 2-5, provide an amazing opportunity for young children to engage and interact with the animal world.  From koalas to camels, hibernation to migration, the topics cover real science content at an age-appropriate level all well encouraging social skills, introducing a classroom setting and creating memories and learning experiences for children and their parents.



Each class will: 

  • Begin with a look at the animal themed calendar and circle-time song.
  • Read an enjoyable children’s story.
  • Create an animal craft.
  • Meet a special animal friend or
  • Build an enrichment for a Zoo animal
  • See and touch biofacts like feathers, shells and pelts.
  • Discover fun facts about animals and nature.
  • Enjoy an animal cracker snack.

Cost:  Zoo Pass Holders $15 / Non-Zoo Pass Holders $17 (includes 1 child and 1 adult)

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

NEW!  Series Classes!  Classes are offered as a 2 to 3 class series all building upon a common theme.  Sign up for the series and expand the depth and extend fun of each theme. 

If you have additional questions please call 813-935-8552 ext. 277.

One week advance registration is required to attend the Parent and Child Classes.

Click HERE to register online.




Parent's Night Out


Parents drop your kids off at the Zoo for the evening and go out, and have yourself a wild time. We will supply the entertainment, pizza, and Sierra Mist for your child's awesome Zoo experience.

Drop off time: 5:30p.m.
Pick up time: 11p.m.
Fee: $30 for one child, $25 for two or more children (per child rate)
Age: 3-5 (must be potty trained)
Ages: 6-12
Dates: First Saturday of every Month

If you have additional questions please call 813-935-8552 ext. 268.

One week advance registration is required to attend Parents Night Out.

Click HERE to register online.




Stroller Safari

Travel the world from the comfort of our Zoo.  This amazing adventure is for adults and stroller-age children. Each Wednesday your “Safari Guide” will guide you through various domains of the Zoo. The tour features exciting behind-the-scenes information about Zoo animals, such as animal names and favorite foods. Your “Safari Guide” will focus on particular animals in the Zoo allowing you and your child to gain a closer interaction with that particular animal. This class is great for both parent and child to learn as well as socialize with the animals.

Each class will:
• Meet a special animal friend or give enrichments to a Zoo animal
• See and touch biofacts like feathers, shells, fur, bones and owl pelts
• Discover fun facts about animals and nature
• An activity page to take home with fun facts taught that day

Program Information:
No reservation necessary. Walk-ups welcomed.

Ages: all ages
Cost: $5 includes 1 child and 1 adult, an additional charge of $3 for additional children or adults. Payment must be made with cash, check, or Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo tokens (tokens can be purchased at the front gate) to your “Safari Guide”.  Meet your “Safari Guide” for an exciting adventure each and every Wednesday at the Manatee Fountain.

NEW TIME: Every Wednesday, during the months of Sep. – Feb. 
The program will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude10:30 a.m.



Click here to download the Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo School Spring/Summer 2010 Catalog.






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Home School Programs

Home School classes at the Zoo are interactive and hands-on. Animal based classroom lessons are followed immediately by application with an animal encounter and a Zoo hike.  Participants may express their creativity with a themed craft and interact with their classmates in classroom activities.  All students receive a certificate of participation.  Parent involvement is optional. Any information regarding Home School will be kept confidential. Programs meet Sunshine State Standards in Language Arts and Science. Registration is required two weeks prior to class. Materials will only be provided to paying participants.


Cost: Zoo Pass Holder $15 for 1 child/Non-Zoo Pass Holder $17 for 1 child 
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

New date for Grades 3-5 class and we now offer a family class on Tuesday during the time of Home School so you and your younger child can enjoy a similar experience.

Home School classes take place on Tuesdays (Grades K-2) and
Wednesdays (Grades 3-5) the first week of each month.

Children must be at least 5 years old to sign up for the K-2 classes.

2010 Schedule

Animal Senses
April  6, Tuesday (Grades K-2)
April  7, Wednesday (Grades 3-5)

Mad Scientist
April 12, Monday (Grade 6-8)

Animal Enrichments
May 4, Tuesday (Grades K-2)
May 5, Wednesday (Grades 3-5)

Restore our Rainforest
May 10, Monday (Grade 6-8)


Children must be at least 5 years old to sign up for the K-2 classes.

If you have additional questions please call 813-935-8552 ext. 263.

One week advance registration is required to attend Home School classes.


Click HERE to register online.

Special Events for Pre-School Students

We also offer special Holiday themed Pre-K classes just for 3 to 5 year olds. These camps are 1.5 to 2 hours long and include themes such as Boo Zoo, Gobble Gobble and Winter Wonderland Celebration. Register early. Please note that an adult must accompany preschoolers to the Holiday Classes. Sign up early, camps fill fast.

Click HERE to enroll in our Summer, Day and Holiday Camps

 

 
 

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