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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Terrible1%
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“nice zoo”(221 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 today

Great way to spend a day. Rides for the little ones, a splash pad and lots of great animals. We always see something new whenever we go.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tonylisaieo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was ok. Been there done that. It is good for young children only. I would say under 8. A lady that talked to us about the red wolf shared that there was no manatees right now. But she was kind of enough to tell...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sondra L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a hidden gem located just off I-275 just minutes from I-4 westbound in Tampa. Very near the downtown area. Well designed with a lot of places to get out of the sun and reasonable food offerings.. The variety of animals range from the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 4Bill7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit at the ZooTampa at Lowry Park. They have a huge variety of animals and birds and have created surroundings which are perfectly suited to each ones environment. Plus, the information which is posted at each venue is very educational. In...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rossie45
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a smaller zoo. It can be toured in about 3 hours. It's a big pricy but it is a non-profit zoo. The funds they raise go right back into the zoo. The food is average for the price. The gift shop offer a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank steelersmomma
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didnt plan on going but had a huge flight delay so decided to make this stop. I am glad we did because it kept us busy and had a great time. I will warn though a lot of the displays are closed right especially...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank joesellskc
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have family in the Tampa Bay area and visit several times a year. When we are in the area we always visit Lowry Park Zoo. It is always a wonderful experience. For a relatively small zoo they have a huge collection of animals. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeatleFanFCB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice little city zoo. The zoo is broken down into areas based on the wildlife being displayed. The zoo does a lot for rescued animals like the Florida panther and American bald eagle. It's efforts towards conservation are also commendable but, in the end, it's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Husky2008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids (visiting from Rochester Ny.) had a great time since they are not used to large zoo's , they however never go to the petting area and I have not been there in a while as my daughter has grown up and we go to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JD P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing time with my husband last month in Tampa. Im an animal lover and also live christmas time so both together was an amazing time. Loved the lights and overall experience and environment. It's a definite must do with the family.

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 14, 2019|
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Response from zlmc21 | Reviewed this property |
If you don't stop to play and skip the little safari ride you should have plenty of time.
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!