Zoo Hours of Operation:
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Zoo may close due to inclement weather or other circumstances.
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is located at:
1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL. 33604-5958
From East (Orlando & Atlantic Coast): Take I-4 West to I-275 North to exit 48 (Sligh Ave).
From North: Take I-75 South to I-275 South to exit 48 (Sligh Ave).
From the South: Take I-75 North to I-4 West to I-275 North to 48 (Sligh Ave).
From the West (Gulf Beaches): Take I-275 North to 48 (Sligh Ave).
About the Zoo
Re-opened at its current site in 1988, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is today ranked the #1 Zoo in the U.S. (Parents magazine 2011) and recognized by the State of Florida as a center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity (HB 457).
The only dedicated zoological garden in our region, Lowry Park Zoo was designed as not only a fascinating destination, but also a distinct center for education and endangered species conservation. Natural outdoor exhibits host over 2,000 animals from Florida; similar habitats include a Native Florida Wildlife Center and manatee hospital, Asian Gardens, Primate World, Free-Flight Aviaries, Wallaroo Station children's zoo, and Safari Africa. The Zoo also features rides, interactive exhibits and shows.
The "Zoo School" serves nearly 160,000 children annually in programs. Programs such as summer and holiday camps, daycare, preschool, and more.
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