Join us at the "Zoo School" for a fun and exciting field trip experience!
Choose from dynamic auditorium programs or interactive classroom programs for an "EdZOOcational" adventure!
Choose from a wide range of themes including Manatees, Rainforest, Africa, Australia, Florida Wildlife, and more! Programs last approximately 45 minutes to 1-hour and include a close and personal animal encounter.
All programs integrate Sunshine State Standards and will help students meet their FCAT benchmarks. Programs available for grades K-12. For the ultimate field trip, be sure to add a Behind-the Scenes tour of the zoo or a guided Eco boat tour along the scenic Hillsborough River.
Self-Guided Curriculum For Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
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Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
6th Grade - 8th Grade
9th Grade - 12th Grade
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.
• 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
Avian Collection - Saturday, March 13
Primate Collection - Saturday, March 27
Asian Collection - Saturday, April 10
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!
• 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.
here to download the '09 - '10 EdZOOcator Catalog;
Wetlands Connections Teacher Packet.
Sponsored by a grant from the Alafia River and Hillsborough River Basin Boards of the Southwest Florida Water Management District
Sponsored by a grant from Tampa Bay Estuary Program's sales of license plates.
The Recycling Invasive Plants (RIP) Program encourages middle school students to learn about the West Indian Manatee, while participating in a hands-on learning experience focusing on the impact of invasive plants on Florida’s waterways.
Click here for the RIP Teacher Packet.
STUDENT RESOURCE GUIDE
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is dedicated to serving as an educational resource for the community. We receive many requests from students of all ages who are seeking to pursue projects or homework assignments at the Zoo, and we greatly appreciate the interest. There are many ways to learn more about the Zoo’s commitment to conservation, education and research.
If you are seeking help with an assignment, please click here.