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About The Zoo School
What better place to go to school than Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo?

The Florida Environmental Education Center or "Zoo School" offers exciting educational experiences year round. Whether an individual, family, school, or organization the Zoo School is dedicated to offering only the best services.

Zoo School programs are designed to be fun, innovative, imaginative and investigative for all ages.

Zoo School offers exciting programs for everyone, from tots to teens, adults, families, teachers and more. The Zoo's conservation education programs are designed to meet Common Core standards.

For more information and reservations,
please call (813) 935-8552 ext. 268

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is dedicated to serving as an educational resource for the community.

We receive many requests from students of all ages who are seeking to pursue projects or homework assignments at the Zoo. While we greatly appreciate the interest, unfortunately we receive too many requests to assist with each one individually. However, we have created this student guide to assist with some of the most commonly asked questions/ requests.

Click HERE to learn more about the Zoo’s commitment to conservation, education and research.
Mission of the Florida Environmental Education Center

To provide a safe, clean, pleasant and caring environment in which each child may develop his or her physical, social, emotional, and intellectual potential at his or her own pace while fostering a respect for wildlife and wild places through unique Zoo interactions.
Great American Teach In 2014-2015

Each year we are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this important educational opportunity. Last year, we were humbled to receive more than 150 requests for speakers from teachers, administrators, parents and students. We are proud that 15 staff members and volunteers dedicated time to visit 10 Bay area schools, reaching more than 2,200 children.

If you are interested in Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo attending the Great American Teach-In
at your school, please click HERE to request a speaker. If your school is selected, we will contact you by October, 15, 2014.

Please see below for a number of alternative resources and programs offered year-round, specifically designed to support classroom education and curriculum.


Teacher Resources
• Pre and Post Field Trip Materials -The Zoo School offers curriculum designed to prepare and enhance your students’ learning opportunities and experience at the Zoo.
• Team Leader Meetings and Teacher Workshops – We offer dedicated classroom space for teacher meetings, by reservation.

In-Zoo Programs
• Self-guided Field Trips to the Zoo at great discounts.
• Guided Tours of various areas of the Zoo.
• Animal Presentations with the Zoo's Animal Ambassadors.

Offsite Programs
• The Zoo's Educators will bring live animals directly to your school in exciting and educational programs.
• Annual Art and Essay Contests to help build awareness of wildlife conservation.

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that depends on the work of staff, volunteers and committed supporters throughout our community to provide quality programs and services. We can appreciate firsthand your hard work and that of your colleagues to provide excellence in education, and hope that we can work together in that endeavor.
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Facts About The Zoo School

The Zoo School is a 17,400 square foot hands-on learning facility that houses a Lecture Hall, 13 classrooms and a Resource Center.

Tampa resident and Lowry Park Zoological Society board member Patricia C. Sullivan, herself a former school teacher, provided a $1 million leadership gift for construction. The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation provided a $500,000 grant as the namesake for the exhibit hall.

In 2008, construction was completed on an annex with additional classrooms for expanding youth/teen programs, restrooms and office space. The new annex was made possible by former board member, Patricia C. Sullivan, the Thomas Family, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Senator Mel Martinez. 

During this last fiscal year, the Zoo served more than 203,000 children in education programs.
Download The Zoo School Spring 2015 CatalogZoo School Program, Party & Camp Catalog

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edZOOcator 2014-2015 School Year for K - 5thEdZOOcator 2014-2015 School Year for K - 5

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