Everyone can have a great birthday at
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo!
Parties are scheduled either Saturday or Sunday at 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.
Party Length: 1.5 hours
For more information and to organize your party,
Call (813) 935-8552 ext. 266
INCLUDED IN PARTY:
Animal Encounter - Live animal presentation with 2 to 3 animals from our Zoo Ventures department. Select from: Cute and Fuzzy, Prehistoric and Party Animals.
Admission into the Zoo - Upon completion of the party the party participants can enjoy the Zoo if they desire to do so. Operating Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5p.m.
Room rental for 1.5 hours
Beverages - water for the adults and lemonade for the children
Party Basics- candles, paper plates, forks, napkins cups
Game - An age appropriate game or activity is available such as "Investigative Play," "Animal Charades" or "Pin the Tentacle on the Octopus!"
Zoo Gift - A gift to the birthday child.
Free downloaded invitation (one sent via e-mail)
Complimentary grains for each child to feed the goats in the petting zoo.
For members of the Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo - head count includes children and adults
For NON-members- head count includes children and adults
| Up to 10 participants $185.00
|| Up to 10 participants $210.00
| 11-20 participants $275.00
||11-20 participants $312.00
| 21-30 participants $335.00
||21-30 participants $380.00
|31-40 participants $440.00
||31-40 participants $500.00
|41-50 participants $545.00
||41-50 participants $605.00
|51-60 participants $650.00
||51-60 participants $710.00
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
The Zoo does not provide a birthday cake or food. You may bring your own birthday cake and/or food to your 1.5-hour party in the Zoo School, however outside food and beverages are not allowed into the zoo. Advance notification of participants is required. If your number of participants goes over the pre-determined amount the next price range will apply.
Inform your guests to meet outside the Zoo School Campus 15 minutes prior to the scheduled party time, this will ensure that your guests will arrive on time. The instructor will meet your group and escort them into the party room.
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE ZOO
When the party is over we do ask that you bring the gifts and cake to your car.
FULL payment is required 3 weeks in advance. If payment is not received 3 weeks in advance your party will be canceled.
Cancellation of a party must be made 14 days in advance to ensure a FULL refund. If a cancellation is not made 14 days in advance then you will receive a 50% refund.
If you want to give goodie bags to your guests this must be done when you exit the Zoo. This is for the safety of the animals.
There is a $150.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your date and time (deposit is deducted from your final payment)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. What kinds of animals are available for the "animal encounter"?
All of the animals used for our birthday parties come from the Education Department. We have a wide variety of animals that may be available for your party. These animals include reptiles and amphibians like snakes, skinks, turtles, and more. We also have a variety of birds that include different parrots, owls, a kestrel, and more. We also have mammals available for parties including a rabbit, a singing dog, a kinkajou, naked mole rats and more. We cannot promise that any individual animal will be available. Please note that like people, animals sometimes have a bad day and on these days they will not be available.
2. Can the children hold the animals?
No, the instructor is the only person that can hold the animals. They will however, let everyone come to see it up close, and depending on the animal, let the children touch it.
3. How much does the party cost?
The cost of the party is based upon how many people will be attending, (adults and children COMBINED).
See the table above for a full list of Member and Non-Member rates.
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Fun for kids of all ages, slumber parties offer an exciting new perspective on Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Perfect for birthdays, special occasion gatherings, clubs and organizations. Themes are adjusted to be age appropriate for your group.
- Up-close encounter with animals
- Behind-the-scenes tour
- Pizza snack & light breakfast
Go on a safari and explore various animals from across the savannah. Meet live animals and learn about animal adaptations.
Journey to the land down under to discover the people, places, environments and wildlife of Australia.
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Find out who comes out when the sun goes down and experience life as a nocturnal animal. Stalk and slither your way through the Zoo to see the Nocturnal animals in action.
Explore the tropical rainforests to learn how the characteristics of jungle plants and animals allow them to survive in the rainforest layers.
SUMMER SLEEPOVER EVENT
Manatee Rescue Sleepover on Saturday, July 10th, 2010
Learn about what Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo does to save Florida's gentle giants. Tour our rescue facilities and sleep near the manatees in our
air-conditioned Manatee Building.