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African Penguin Awareness Day
Saturday, October 11 • 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Flock to the Zoo for a day of discovery and fun with our feathered friends! Learn about these endangered birds and the plight of the wild population which is in dramatic decline.  Visit the Zoo’s Penguin Beach habitat for educational talks and feedings and watch the charismatic creatures feed, swim, waddle and play. In addition to efforts here at home, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo proudly supports the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB), a nonprofit organization based in South Africa, dedicated to protecting and rehabilitating wild seabirds.

Congratulations to Carly S. from Blake High School, the overall winner of our 2014 Penguin Art Contest!

Pumpkin Toss
Friday, October 17 • 11 a.m.

Watch the animals have some Halloween fun with their own pumpkin party, a seasonal treat for the animals and guests at the Zoo. See which animals stomp, chomp, kick, play and pounce on special seasonal treats!

The pumpkin toss is part of the animal enrichment program at the Zoo and is included free-of-charge with Zoo admission.

Veterans Day Military Appreciation
Tuesday, November 11 • 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

In honor of Veterans Day, military personnel (active-duty, retirees and veterans) receive free Zoo admission on that day. The military member will need to show a Department of Defense photo ID at the Zoo’s ticket windows. As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to free admission. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minors.

Presents for Primates
Friday, December 12 • 11 a.m.

Celebrate the season with the Zoo’s primate family!  Watch the primates open special presents from Zoo staff and docents as part of their enrichment program. 

Presents for Primates is included free-of-charge with Zoo admission.

October 3-4, 10-12, 17-19, 23-26
& 30 - November 1
Opens Nightly at 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 and trails, Zoo-wide seasonal displays and lights, music, specialty gift shop, night rides and more. NEW this year – Get goosebumps exploring turn-of-the-century England in “London Frightmare,” the newest haunt inspired by the city’s most notorious sites and supernatural legends. Hours are 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7-10 p.m. on other select nights. Follow ZooBoo on Facebook.

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Saturday, November 8 • 7-11 p.m.

For 28 years, the Zoo has served up one of the biggest, tastiest and “wildest” all-inclusive food festivals in the Bay area known as Zoofari. Bring your biggest appetite to this annual 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,” silent auction, and groove to live music throughout the event featuring The Greg Billings Band on the main stage. The VIP Rhino Club, presented by Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, offers early entry and exclusive use of the beautiful Safari Lodge and outdoor plaza. And new this year,
the Rhino Club will also include a Main Stage
VIP lounge area.

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. Follow Zoofari on Facebook. For group tickets (20+) and/or your own hospitality tent, please call 813-935-8552 ext. 275.

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VIP Rhino Club presented by
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Tickets on sale now.


December 6, 12-14, 18-23 & 26-30
6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

It’s going to be brrrr-illiant!  The Zoo transforms into a whimsical world of holiday magic with 16 nights of holiday delights. Meet Santa and his merry mammals – REAL REINDEER, and jump for joy in the Reindeer Games area. More 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 with more ZOOhs and aaahs than ever before. Follow Wild Wonderland on Facebook

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More details coming this fall.

Wednesday, December 31
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ring in the New Year family style at the annual “Noon” Year’s Eve daytime celebration hosted by the Zoo.  The party begins when the Zoo opens with games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, educational displays and more.  Families can ring in the New Year with noisemakers, hats and a juice toast as they watch the clock strike 12 NOON.  Activities are included with Zoo admission.                 



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