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Hillsborough County School
Holiday Camps


No School?  No Problem! K-8th grade students, join Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo for fun and education during school breaks.

A typical day at camp includes:
• Zoo hikes
• Classroom lessons with pictures & artifacts
• Daily animal encounter or animal enrichment
• Arts & crafts projects
• Animal shows
• Animal feedings
• Keeper talks
• Educational videos

 

Program Information*

1 Day Camp: Zoo Pass Holder $55 / Non-Zoo Pass Holder $65
5 Day Camp: Zoo Pass Holder $165 / Non-Zoo Pass Holder $185


Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Extended Care:
Morning: 7-9 a.m., $15 for 1-Day Camps, $20 for $25 for 5-Day Camps
Afternoon: 4-6 p.m., $15 for 1-Day Camps, $25 for 5 Day Camps
Extended care can only be for the length of camp. Sorry, partial camp extended care is not available.

 

DATES and THEMES

Friday, April 18 (Non-Student Day)
Special Delivery (K-3)/ Nature’s Nursery (4-8)


Click HERE to enroll in our holiday camps.


*All prices are per child and include one t-shirt that must be worn daily.

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Summer Camps

This summer, the Zoo School at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is headquarters for more than 100 week-long camps for students who have completed K-8th grades. Kids and teens can learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the Zoo, exploring behind-the-scenes and cooling off in the Zoo's water play areas. Adventure camps include animal encounters, keeper talks, educational shows, games, crafts and more.

A typical day at Summer Camp Includes:

  • Zoo hikes
  • Classroom lessons with pictures and artifacts
  • Daily animal encounter or animal enrichment
  • Activities based on the weekly camp theme
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Animal shows
  • Animal feedings
  • Keeper talks
  • Educational videos


To see a complete list of summer camp themes, click HERE and register for camps as a “New User” (no purchase will be required).

 

Time:
Camp begins PROMPTLY at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.. Monday through Friday. If you need to drop your child off before 8:55 a.m. or pick them up after 4 p.m., you MUST sign up for Extended Care.

 

General Summer Camps
Zoo Pass Holder - $180
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $200


4-Day Camp June 30 – July 3
(no camp on July 4)
Zoo Pass Holder - $145
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $165


Shutterbug Camps* 
Zoo Pass Holder - $200
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $220

*We loan Fisher Price Kid Tough digital cameras, but if you would like to use your own personal camera, feel free to bring it along.


Animal Handling/Animal Trainer Camps
Zoo Pass Holder - $215
Non-Zoo Pass Holder - $235


Extended Care
AM Care (7-9a.m.) $25/week
PM Care (4-6p.m.) $25/week


Click HERE
to enroll in our summer camps.

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2.5 Hour Mini Camps!

Can’t commit to a whole week of camp?  You can still have a fun and educational Zoo experience with one of our 2.5-hour workshops (or bring a lunch and participate in both!).  Each workshop includes an animal encounter and a tour with a behind-the-scenes component.


Animal Careers Workshop

Do you love animals? Do you hope to work in a zoo one day? This workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn more about animal-related careers. It includes an animal enrichment or husbandry experience, animal encounter, and a behind-the-scenes look at caring for animals in the Zoo.


Reptiles and Aquatics Adventure

Join us for a closer look at the Zoo’s scaly residents – reptiles, amphibians, fish and more.  This experience includes an up-close encounter with one of our reptile animal ambassadors and a behind-the-scenes look at our herpetology and/or aquatics department.


Program Information:

• Completed Grades 4-8
• $25 per participant


Dates & Times:

• Wednesday June 18
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Reptile and Aquatic Adventure
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Animal Careers

• Wednesday July 16
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Reptile and Aquatic Adventure
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Animal Careers

• Thursday August 7
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Animal Careers
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Reptile and Aquatic Adventure


Click HERE
to register for mini camps.


Classes & Programs

Parents' Night Out

Looking for more than just a babysitter? Trust your children to the professional Education Department staff at the Zoo. Take advantage of our reliable service that includes entertainment, a pizza snack, and drinks while you go out and have a wild time!


Program Information:

• Ages 3-10 (must be potty trained)
• 1st Saturday of each month (2nd Saturday in July and August)
• Drop off at 5:30 p.m., Pick up at 11 p.m.
• $30 for one child, $10 for each additional child
• One week advance registration is required



Click HERE to register.


Home School Programs
For K-8th Grades

Home School classes at the Zoo are interactive and hands-on. Animal-based classroom lessons are followed immediately by application with an animal encounter and/or Zoo Hike. Participants may express their creativity with a themed craft or experiment and also interact with their peers in classroom activities. All students receive a certificate of participation. Parent involvement is optional.

Program Information:

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Zoo Pass Holders $25/
    Non-Zoo Pass Holders $30
  • Classes take place rain or shine

One week advance registration is required.

Children must be at least 5 years old to attend the K-2 classes.

If you have additional questions please call (813)935-8552 ext. 268.

 

Home School classes take place on Tuesdays (Grades K-2), Wednesdays (Grades 3-5) and Thursdays (Grades 6-8).


CLASSES:
April 8 (Grades K-2) Growing Plants
April 9 (Grades 3-5) Plants that Move
April 10 (Grades 6-8) Plant Movement
May 13 (Grades K-2) Reptile or Amphibian
May 14 (Grades 3-5) Reptile vs. Amphibian

May 15 (Grades 6-8) Herpetology


Click HERE to register.

Home School Group Rates for Grades Pre-K-12

  • 1 free chaperone per 5 student ages 5 and under
  • 1 free chaperone per 10 students ages 6 and up and mixed groups (ex: a group with K-2nd graders)
  • Free parking
  • Minimum of 15 paying visitors required for group rate
  • Payment must be made collectively, not individually, and paid on arrival


Click HERE for pricing and to register for your field trip.

Click HERE for more info on Tours & Special Experiences at the Zoo.


Animal Careers Teen Workshops

Do you love animals? Do you hope to work in a zoo one day? This workshop is a perfect opportunity for teens, ages 13-17,  to learn more about animal-related careers and to get to know some of the animals at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo up-close. 


Workshop includes:
• Introduction to animal careers
• An animal encounter
• A Zoo tour consisting of a “behind the scenes” component and an enrichment or husbandry experience.

Dates & Times:
Sunday, May 18, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Cost: $25*
*Does not include Zoo admission before or after workshop.

 

One week advance registration is required.

Questions? Please email the Youth Programs Coordinator or call (813) 935-8552 ext. 479.

Click HERE to register.

Summer Camps Supported By Outback Steakhouse

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