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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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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.

Click here for tickets & more info!

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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