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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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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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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 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice zoo” (208 reviews)
“petting zoo” (140 reviews)
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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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+1 813-935-8552
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"nice zoo"
in 208 reviews
"petting zoo"
in 140 reviews
"manatee hospital"
in 57 reviews
"tampa zoo"
in 60 reviews
"safari ride"
in 99 reviews
"local zoo"
in 36 reviews
"feed a giraffe"
in 36 reviews
"all ages"
in 137 reviews
"kiddie rides"
in 34 reviews
"cool off"
in 37 reviews
"splash pad"
in 50 reviews
"annual pass"
in 53 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 36 reviews
"animal exhibits"
in 51 reviews
"great for kids"
in 33 reviews
"whole family"
in 52 reviews
"busch gardens"
in 116 reviews
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Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

The zoo is quite lovely. Not so big you're exhausted from walking all day, but big enough to entertain you all day. We were there on spring break week and the only bummer was it didn't seem like the staff was prepared for so many...More

Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

This zoo is wonderful for small children, lot for them to do and see. There is a petting area, love the large bird cage, and I especially love the Monkeys. It is a place to walk around see the animals and relax. I love going...More

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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

Thank you for your kind words about the Zoo! Did you know that the Zoo currently offers a “pay for a day, come back through 2016” ticket for the price of a single day admission? It’s a great option for multiple visits for the price...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Read so much about this zoo being so great-----Not----it seems to be very outdated and there is several things that could be fixed up! The rides are all OLD-----didn't look like fun to me---the plants and flowers are so much better at The Jacksonville Zoo----actually...More

Thank Jan A
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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

Thank you for sharing your observations about the Zoo from your recent visit. We regret it did not meet your expectations. We are currently in the process of making a tremendous number of enhancements to our park, so we hope to make a better impression...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Lowry Park is more than a zoo. We enjoyed learning about their conservations efforts and the work they do, not only to protect species, but to provide care for injured animals. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and everyone was so friendly. My kids loved...More

Thank Mike-Julie W
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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! We strive to make memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Tampa Bay!

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

A very good variety of animals in a relatively small place. Rides for the kids and teens, interesting presentations for all ages and a fun way to spend 3-5 hours on a nice afternoon. A good value for the whole family.

Thank BigTimTX
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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! We pride ourselves in offering a wonderful place of discovery for multiple generations. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Tampa Bay!

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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Things were insanely expensive, I found it funny how they covered the ice cream carts with duck tape because the normal price on the cart was $5.00, they made it $8.00... Vending machines don't give you the price... It's 3 bucks per water

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

I really enjoyed the Zoo, there were all kinds of animals. I would strongly suggest buying the City Pass though. It is 99.00 for adults and 89.00 for children. That way it will be more affordable for a family. You have 5 different parks and...More

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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for visiting the Zoo while in the area! We are thrilled to be part of the CityPASS program with the best attractions in Tampa Bay.

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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Great zoo especially for families. Had water park feature and kiddie rides plus zoo kind of like a mini Busch Gardens. Really enjoyed the roaming staff showing animals to kids n adults. Would definitely go back. Admission gets you a yearly pass, this is a...More

Thank Maureen E
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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Tampa Bay!

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

I gave it the rating that I did because even though it is rated as the top zoo and park in magazines personally speaking unless you have children you can't really go on the fun children's rides. But there are some things adults can do...More

Thank Ikisu
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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

Thank you for visiting the Zoo. As you noted, our Zoo is rated very highly among families and people with children due to rides and special attractions designed specifically for that audience. We do have a NEW signature events series that appeals to adults visiting...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Difficult to manage in a wheelchair both around park and into restrooms Restroom door not handicapped accessible. Park has too many levels of of uneven pavements including warped wooden decks.

Thank Ann H
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TampaLowryParkZoo, Manager at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

Thank you for visiting the Zoo. We regret the accessibility did not meet your expectations. We are always interested in specific observations and feedback (good or bad), so if you are inclined, please send a detailed email to GuestRelations@LowryParkZoo.org.

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Response from JoAnn089 | Reviewed this property |
When we were there people were feeding them for a long period of time. You do not have to prove your children's ages. I can't say enough about this zoo. Loved it!
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I’m not sure but if you check there web site I’m sure you’ll get more info than you want!
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Response from MommaLex | Reviewed this property |
I believe that it is but it may be best to either check their website or call them directly. By the way, that specific play area is not very big but it is certainly enjoyable.
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