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Zoo classes aren't just for kids!


Check out these great opportunities to see and do more at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo offers a variety of programming geared towards adult audiences. Whether you are interested in a short program or long-term educational opportunities about animals and the environment, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is your resource.


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ABOUT ADULT PROGRAMS.


ZOO TO YOU PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo offers animals that can come out to your facility. Programming can take place indoors or outdoors for large or small audiences.

ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES AT TAMPA'S LOWRY PARK ZOO
Volunteers provide valuable assistance in almost every area of the Zoo's operations. These committed individuals donate over 40,000 hours a year in a variety of capacities.

TEACHER CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo offers continuing education classes to give tips hands on environmental education experiences in the classroom as well as enhancing your field trip experience.


VIP GUIDED TOURS

Experience the Zoo... VIP style.  Get in depth knowledge about our animals and insights into how the Zoo works from a behind-the-scenes point of view.  You will get to create an enrichment for one of our wonderful animals.

A perfect gift idea for animal lovers and the someone who has it all!  The cost covers enrollment for 1-8 people, so bring friends!

  • Ages: 18 & up
  • Cost: $120, includes up to 8 adults
  • Time: Approx. 1 hour & 10 minutes
  • Tours are scheduled 7 days a week.

For Saturday and Sunday tours, please book early.  Payment is due two weeks in advance.  This program is behind-the-scenes only. It does not include Zoo admission, nor is it required.  However, discount tickets are available.

VIP tours can be booked by calling 813-935-8552 ext. 268.


Adult Continuing Education Classes

Become an animal expert! Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is excited to offer NEW adult continuing classes. Gain in depth knowledge about the Zoo's exotic animal collection through activities such as lectures, animal encounters or enrichments, and guided tours through the theme specific area(s) of the Zoo. At the end of the class you will receive a certificate of completion and access to the Zoo. Discount tickets are available to purchase for friends and family so that you may meet up with them to share your new knowledge after class!

COST: $15 - members $25 - non-members
TIME: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
DATES/THEMES:
Saturday, March 13th - Avian Collection
Saturday, March 27th - Primate Collection
Saturday, April 10th - Asian Collection
Saturday, April 24th - Florida Collection
Saturday, May 8th - Herps & Aquaitcs Collection
Saturday, May 22nd - African Collection

Registration can be completed online by clicking here.


Adult Hands on Experiences


Adult Continuing Education Classes

Become an animal expert! The Zoo is excited to offer NEW adult continuing education classes. Gain in-depth knowledge about the Zoo's exotic animal collection through activities such as educational talks, animal encounter or enrichment and a guided tour through the theme-specific area(s) of the Zoo. At the end of the class you will receive a certificate of completion and access to the Zoo. Discount tickets are available to purchase for friends and family.

Program Information:
• Ages: 18 and up
Cost: Zoo Pass Holders $15/ Non- Zoo Pass Holders $25
• Time:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registration is required no later than 1 week prior

Topics:
Avian Collection - Saturday, March 13
Primate Collection - Saturday, March 27
Asian Collection - Saturday, April 10
Florida Collection - Saturday, April 24
Herpetology Collection - Saturday, May 8
African Collection - Saturday, May 22

Adult Hands on Experiences

Come see what your kids are talking about! Join our new Adult Continuing Education Classes that give you a chance to get up close and personnel with our animals. Each class includes an hour long learning session, lunch, and hands on animal experience you won’t forget!

Program Information
• Ages: 18 and up
Cost: Zoo Pass Holders $65/ Non- Zoo Pass Holders $75
• Time: 8:00a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• Registration is required no later than 2 weeks prior

Zoo Keeping 101
Saturday, March 20
Learn about the Zoo’s exotic animal collection and work side by side with our keepers. This class will get you “knee deep” in animal information!

Animal Handling and Presentation
Saturday, May 15
Learn about why conservation and saving animals is so important to people and the planet. Then put your knowledge to the test and educate our Zoo guests while handling some of our animal ambassadors – from owls to armadillos and everything in between.

Click here to register online.






STROLLER SAFARIS

Travel the world from the comfort of our Zoo.  This amazing adventure is for adults and stroller-age children. Each Wednesday your “Safari Guide” will guide you through various domains of the Zoo. The tour features exciting behind-the-scenes information about Zoo animals, such as animal names and favorite foods. Your “Safari Guide” will focus on particular animals in the Zoo allowing you and your child to gain a closer interaction with that particular animal. This class is great for both parent and child to learn as well as socialize with the animals.

Each class will:
• Meet a special animal friend or give enrichments to a zoo animal
• See and touch biofacts like feathers, shells, fur, bones and owl pelts
• Discover fun facts about animals and nature
• An activity page to take home with fun facts taught that day

Program Information:
No reservation necessary. Walk-ups welcomed.

Ages: all ages
Cost: $5 includes 1 child and 1 adult, an additional charge of $3 for additional children or adults. Payment must be made with cash, check, or Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo tokens (tokens can be purchased at the front gate) to your “Safari Guide”.  Meet your “Safari Guide” for an exciting adventure each and every Wednesday at the Manatee Fountain.
Every Wednesday, during the months of June, July and August the program begins at 9:45am and concludes at 10:15am.

NEW TIME: Every Wednesday starting September 2, 2009. 
The program will begin at 10 am and conclude10:30 a.m.

 
 

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