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  • The Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. -
    5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Days.

Should you purchase single day tickets
or an Annual Zoo Pass Membership?

We did the math for you...
Single Day Admission
Annual Zoo Pass
Cost for two adults
Cost for a family of four
(2 adults/2 children ages 3-11)
Annual Zoo Passes pay for themselves after just two visits to the Zoo. Plus, if you travel, you can receive free or discounted admission into more than 150 zoos and aquariums throughout North America.

City Pass
If you're also visiting Busch Gardens® while in Tampa, a Tampa Bay CityPASS will save 38% off admission to Busch Gardens, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo plus 3 more of Tampa Bay’s top attractions. Valid 9-days. Purchase booklets or printable vouchers online now or at the Zoo’s ticket windows for the same low price.
Please Keep In Mind...
  • No outside food or beverages may be brought into the Zoo. You may however, receive a hand stamp for re-entry and picnic at one of the surrounding park areas.

  • Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times. Roller skate shoes may not be used inside the Zoo.

  • The Zoo welcomes trained service animals, provided that the animals remain properly leashed and controlled. For the health and safety of the Zoo’s animals, personal pets are not permitted. The Zoo does not offer pet boarding facilities.

    Please click here for the Zoo's complete Service Animal Policy.

  • For the safety and courtesy of our guests and animals, smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Please consult your Zoo guide map for smoking locations.

  • With at least two weeks advance notice, a Sign Language interpreter may be available to enhance your visit to the Zoo.  To inquire about scheduling an interpreter, please contact Guest Services via email or call 813-935-8552 and press zero (0) to reach a representative.

The Zoo is happy to provide an Autism-friendly
Zoo map. Please see any front gate ticket window.
In support of our troops, the Zoo is proud to offer Active Duty military and veterans, and up to three people in their immediate family/direct dependents discounts on tickets at the Zoo’s ticket windows daily (with valid military ID)*. In addition, Department of Defense civilians, reservists, retirees, and active duty military, and their immediate family members, can purchase significantly discounted tickets through MacDill AFB at the 6FSS (with valid military ID).
*Active Military discounts are for daytime admission only; not valid during special events or evening fundraisers. As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to discounted admission. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minor dependents, and dependent ages 10 and over must present valid dependent I.D.

Every birthday should be wild! Let the Zoo help to make it a birthday to remember. The birthday guest will enjoy FREE daytime Zoo admission and celebrate with more than 1,000 animal friends!

*Guest must present acceptable proof of birth date: driver’s license,
birth certificate, passport or military ID. Offer must be redeemed on
the individual’s actual birthday with the exception of Leap Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas (day before or after are acceptable for these two holidays). Not combinable with any other offers or discounts. Not valid for special events. Offer has no cash value.


Public/Private School Groups-Field Trips
Click here to request more information and make reservations.

Travel Industry Tour Groups
Click here for more information on discount rates and reservations.


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