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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice zoo”(222 reviews)
“petting zoo”(149 reviews)
“manatee exhibit”(61 reviews)
ZooTampa at Lowry Park 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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-5958
+1 813-935-8552
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Reviewed yesterday

I love this place! I've been coming here since I was a kid and it still never disappoints me. Everyone is so friendly and even when it's crowded, it's still a lot of fun. There's so much to see. The shows are always nice to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank christinalupi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I CANNOT believe there’s good reviews? Are these from people that have never been to a properly run zoo?? First there’s was barely anything to even view?! We went everywhere and were done in 20 mins. Second, the poor penguins had NO space and a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WashingtonDcDoggie
Reviewed 2 days ago

There's a great diversity of animals and knowledgeable zoo keepers. There are paid for animal feedings ($5-$10) which are fun experiences (birds and giraffes) and more costly ticketed animal experiences ($25) where you get up close and personal with certain animals (rhinos, elephants, tortoises, etc)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cap1018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A huge variety of animals to see! We were lucky enough to go on a day when the animals were out and about. It was great to see the animals very cared for and given beautiful living environments. There are certain times you can go...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DimpleD1979
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great zoo for families. I took my son who is 18, but has special needs. He loved it! Lots of good animals, good layout. I was hoping to get him on the safari, but he wouldn’t go. I highly recommend to families.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michelewaz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a great overall park. But the petting zoo is no longer what it once was. It use to be fun for kids with lots of goats. Today, 2 goats, and they only let in one couple at a time. Oh yeah you can’t feed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frank L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice zoo. It was clean. We rode a trolley through the "African" safari area. The place where parrots land on you was cool. There was a lack of places to eat/drink; several were closed, not sure if it was the time of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ellyndowns
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a nice zoo majority of animals were had to look to find some of them overall nice zoo i would go again

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 945ladawng
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good family activity. Nice variety of animals and birds. Reasonably priced. About a half day activity.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shirlsaw63
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there with my husband. We both have mobility issues. Rented electronic wheelchairs. Enjoyed the afternoon immensely.

Date of experience: February 2019
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January 14, 2019|
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Response from Husky2008 | Reviewed this property |
We did it in 2.5 hours and that included the tram safari.
Sherry S
August 31, 2018|
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Response from Husky2008 | Reviewed this property |
It's still free but limited so arrive early.
Tristan S
August 13, 2018|
Response from Claudine A | Reviewed this property |
We only went to the zoo once; we didn't inquire about the membership and the privileges associated with it. I'm sure you can contact them directly to find out!