Zoo Hours of Operation:
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
We are open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Free Parking. 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 region's only dedicated zoological garden, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo was designed to enhance quality of life in greater Tampa Bay as an affordable leisure destination and center for education and endangered species conservation. Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 2,000 animals from Florida and 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, shows and hands-on interactive exhibits designed to give you a WILD experience.
The Florida Environmental Education Center ( Zoo School) serves more than 147,000 children annually. Programs offered are summer and holiday camps, daycare, preschool, and kindergarten." ~ www.lowryparkzoo.com
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