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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

#8 of 197 things to do in Tampa Features Animals
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Admission
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections. Guests get closer to wildlife than ever before by touching a giant tortoise, feeding a giraffe, getting nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino, hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays and more! Families can also splash in water play areas, feel thrills on rides and take in educational shows. Love manatees? The Zoo is the only place in Tampa where guests can see Florida manatees year round. At the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital, the Zoo’s veterinary and animal-care staff treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees, and return them to the wild after rehabilitation. The Zoo also cares for the most diverse group of Florida wildlife anywhere, and has won numerous awards for animal preservation.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being from the Tampa Bay Area, I recall when this was an award winning zoo that families could enjoy. We held annual passes for years even as the rides and costs started increasing. We haven't been to the zoo in 3 years. Today, we only...More

Thank largomama
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Almost everyone born in Tampa has GREAT memories of Tampa's Lowry Park. There are many attractions today to choose from, for family entertainment but Lowry Park remains a super Tampa park destination for all the right reasons. I even saw the real MONKEES there, way...More

Thank cyndidroe
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoy this very clean and fun zoo. The seasonal displays are very attractive for children. We enjoy visiting the Asian and Primate areas. My husband likes big cats, they have clouded leopard, tiger and Florida panther. Manatee viewing is excellent, I don't enjoy the reptile...More

Thank Irene H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lowry Park is excellent for families with younger children. In addition to easily viewable animal enclosures, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities. However, given Florida weather, there are entire months of the year where parts of the zoo are almost unbearable due to no shade....More

Thank kiwigreen11
Reviewed 5 days ago

You gotta see it at least once when visiting Tampa. It's nicely laid out. The themes are cohesive. It was clean, no litter or grime. The day went it wasn't particularly crowded, so it was easy to get wherever we wanted, quickly. There were no...More

Thank Marjorie P
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Zoo and for your kind words, Marjorie! We appreciate your feedback and will share with our Park Management staff. We hope to see you when travels bring you back to Tampa Bay!

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great time navigating through this zoo. It wasn't crowded at all and if you look online you can find coupons. They have a great selection of animals and lots for children to do, if you have them. For $5 you can feed...More

Thank Chrissy D
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Chrissy! Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out well worth the money. Recommend buying the annual entrance fee for a single person and you can take 1 guest free with free parking and 10% of all purchases.

Thank Alan M
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your support as a Zoo Member, Alan! We look forward to a year full of unforgettable memories!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to see and do here,it's a nice place to take the family too. The zoo is kept clean, I ll definitely come back again.

Thank Bel0507
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a day trip to Tampa...the zoo was nice and relaxed. My favourite part was the giraffe feeding. I love giraffes and this was a no brained for me. The zoo was clean and tidy. I thought it woulda have been bigger but...More

Thank sillyhilly74
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are thrilled you enjoyed your day at the Zoo - especially feeding the giraffes! We hope to see you soon on your next visit to Tampa Bay!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great night at the Zoo. Tons of activities for the kid's. A couple of rides we're down but that didn't stop the little ones from running around in the splash pad. Safari was good. Spent a lot of time watching the baby elephants...More

Thank 1biologist
TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Zoo and for your kind words! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Sunset Celebration and look forward to seeing you at our other seasonal events, like Creatures of the Night and Christmas in the Wild!

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Valerie S
July 7, 2017|
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July 4, 2017|
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Response from Dianne N | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are drinking stations at the park .And you can definitely bring water containers in however they ask that any bags remain out of the park .Sorry for taking longer than usual to answer .
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Victoria E
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Russell H | Reviewed this property |
I would plan 4 hours and really enjoy as many of the scheduled shows as possible. Grab a bite to eat while there so hunger wont drive you away early. Parking is free & easy with a minor walk compared to other parks... More
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