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Día Del Niño (Day of the Child)
Sunday, April 26 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

¡Vamos al zoológico! -- Let’s go to the Zoo!  Join the Zoo for the 6th annual cultural festival Día del Niño, or Day of the Child, featuring character appearances by both “Dora the Explorer” and “Go Diego Go” from Nick Jr.™  Día del Niño is observed in many Latin American countries as a day to celebrate childhood. The Zoo’s event features a variety of family activities and entertainment including character appearances, music, piñata enrichments for Zoo animals, bilingual narrators and signs, and a variety of vendors. 

This event is included with daytime Zoo admission and is free for Annual Zoo Pass members.  

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Charity Golf Classic at Carrollwood Country Club
Monday, May 4 • 10:30 a.m. Check-in & lunch, 12 p.m. Shotgun Start

Take to the course for a cause and join the Zoo for the Charity Golf Classic. The outing features a shotgun start, contests on the course, live auction, raffle drawings, and an awards dinner and banquet. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Download the tournament registration brochure. (PDF)

For more info please call (813) 935-8552 ext. 275.


Mother’s Day Weekend (BOGO)
May 9-10 • 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Moms matter at the Zoo! Bring mom on Mother’s Day weekend and she gets in for free!  On Saturday, May 9 or Sunday, May 10, moms receive free admission with the purchase of their son’s or daughter’s full-priced admission ticket (paid ticket can be child or adult admission, as applicable). For moms to receive free ticket offer, the paid ticket must be purchased on May 9 or 10 only. Offer not combinable with other discounts.


Memorial Day Military Appreciation
Monday, May 25 • 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

In honor of Memorial Day, members of the military (active-duty, retirees and veterans) and up to three direct dependents are invited to visit the Zoo for free on May 25. The military member will need to show a valid military photo ID at the Zoo’s ticket windows. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult with a valid military I.D. must accompany minors. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. No rain checks.

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Father’s Day Weekend (BOGO)
June 20-21 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Zoo is wild about dads – bring yours for free!  In honor of Father’s Day, dads receive free admission on Saturday, June 20 or Sunday, June 21 with the purchase of their son’s or daughter’s full-priced admission ticket (paid ticket can be child or adult admission, as applicable). For dads to receive free ticket offer, the paid ticket must be purchased on June 20 or 21 only. Offer not combinable with other discounts.


Red, White & Zoo Holiday Weekend
July 3-5 • 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In honor of Independence Day, members of the military (active-duty, retirees and veterans) and up to three direct dependents are invited to visit the Zoo for free July 3-5. The military member will need to show a valid military photo ID at the Zoo’s ticket counter. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult with a valid military I.D. must accompany minors. Not valid with any other discounts or offers. No rain checks.

Also, during Red, White & Zoo, don’t miss the Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, July 4 • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Grab your teddy bear and head to the Zoo for a “beary” good time!

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Zoo Run Run 5K
Saturday, August 22 • Check-in 6:30 a.m., Race & Walk 7:30 a.m.,
Kids' Fun Run 9:15 a.m.

Join Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo for the 13th annual Zoo Run Run, a 5K run that winds through the Zoo and along the scenic Hillsborough River. Children 11 & under can enter a special "Fun Run" which follows the 5K. Registration cost includes admission to the Zoo for the day for the entrant and race t-shirt, while supplies last. Walk-ups accepted the day of the run.

Registration coming in June.

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NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
6 p.m. Nightly

The first of its kind in the Southeastern U.S., a dazzling display of custom-made Chinese lantern structures is illuminating Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo! Colossal by day and radiant after dark, guests can discover 30 spectacular scenes representing traditional Chinese dragons and folklore along with larger-than-life replicas of Zoo animals. Zoominations also includes performances by Chinese entertainers and an artisan market with unique handmade crafts. Follow Zoominations on Facebook.


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Saturday, August 1 • 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Named one of the “10 Great Beer Festivals in the Country” by USA Today, this 20th annual all-inclusive tropical tasting event features 275 beers and beverages from around the world, food sampling from favorite restaurants and live music. Beat the heat with the Beastly Beverage Club (VIP-level ticket) in the Zoo’s the Safari Lodge -- the only air-conditioned space at WaZoo -- with early entry at 6:30 p.m. The Zoo will close at 2 p.m. on August 1 for set up of WaZoo, which takes place rain or shine. Animals are not on exhibit during the event.  All inclusive tickets will go on sale online in June. Follow WaZoo on Facebook.

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Select Dates in September & October
Opens 7 p.m.

Come creep around ZooBoo at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo -- the largest family Halloween event in Tampa Bay. It’s a ghoulish good time for all. Don’t miss the thrills, chills and family frights with attractions ranging in “scare factor” including haunted houses, seasonal displays and lights, a specialty gift shop, night rides and more. Tickets will go on sale online in September. Find ZooBoo on Facebook.

Saturday, November 7 • 7-11 p.m.

For 29 years, the Zoo has served up one of the tastiest and “wildest” all-inclusive food festivals in the Bay area. Bring your biggest appetite to this fundraising feast, only at the Zoo. For one ticket price, guests can go on a sampling safari of the Bay area’s best restaurants, enjoy open bars, browse the “Art Safari” art auction, and groove to live music throughout the event. The VIP Rhino Club offers early entry and exclusive use of the beautiful Safari Lodge and outdoor plaza. The Zoo will close at 2 p.m. for set up of Zoofari, which takes place rain or shine.  Animals are not on exhibit during the event. Tickets will go on sale online in September. Find Zoofari on Facebook.

Select Dates in December • Opens 6:30 p.m.

The Zoo transforms into a whimsical world of holiday magic with multiple nights of holiday delights. Merriment awaits with a million twinkling lights, charming animated displays, Florida “flurries,” free Zoo rides and traditional holiday treats. Don’t miss this Tampa tradition. Tickets will go on sale online in November. Find Wild Wonderland on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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