Saturday, August 1st
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Named a Top 10 Beer Festival in America by USA Today, WaZoo, presented by JJ Taylor Distributing, features Zoo-wide samplings of more than 275 beers and beverages from around the world.

Whether you’re a beer aficionado or just on a quest to quench your thirst, WaZoo is the place for you! The fun-times flow all night as you enjoy great food from Bay Area restaurants, live music presented by World of Beer and encounters with some Zoo-Venturous guests.

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VIP - Yeah, that's for me!
Tickets purchased for the VIP Beastly Beverage Club presented by Blue Moon Brewing Co. includes:
  • Access into the VIP BBC event at 6:30pm (general admission entry at 7:30pm)
  • BBC Only Access into the Safari Lodge, which features:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Live Music/Entertainment on Stage
  • Seating Areas
  • Exclusive Beer Tastings
  • Exclusive Restaurant Sampling
  • A WaZoo souvenir mini beer tasting mug
  • Animal Encounters with Zoo Ambassadors

PLEASE NOTE: The Zoo will be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 1st in preparation for WaZoo that evening. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

General Admission
Gather your brew crew and head over to WaZoo. When you purchase general admission tickets it will include:
  • Access into the event at 7:30pm
  • Live Music
  • A WaZoo logo Beer Tasting cup
  • Food Sampling

WaZoo is a fundraising event for Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds from the event benefit animals at the Zoo. WaZoo is rain or shine. No refunds. All prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets may sell out.

Must be 21 years old to drink in the state of Florida. ID's will be checked at the front gate and wristbands issued.

General Admission
WaZoo Tickets Discount Offers "Purchase By Dates Admission Per Person Where Can You Purchase
Early Bird Discount Now to July 13 $60.00 Purchase Online and at Zoo's ticket windows
Advance Discount July 14 to July 31 $65.00 Purchase Online (until 12 noon on July 31), Zoo’s ticket windows (until July 31), By phone (until 12 noon on July 31).
Day Of Event Saturday, August 1, 2015 $70.00 Zoo’s ticket windows, and walk-up to event.
Designated Driver Any date $40.00 Purchase Online (until 12 noon on July 31), Zoo’s ticket windows(until event on August 1), By phone (July 14 until 12 noon on July 31).
* NEW * Pilsners & Penguins Package – only 100 available!

WaZoo Beastly Beverage Club tickets are sold out, but it’s not too late to be a VIP! For a limited time we are offering Zoo supporters a special opportunity to purchase an exclusive Pilsners & Penguins Package. This ticket includes all of the WaZoo Beastly Beverage Club amenities and a special gift designating your contribution to the Zoo’s African Penguin conservation efforts.

Purchase Online

In South Africa, penguin colonies are declining at an alarming rate: more than 60 percent in the past three decades. Here at home, the Zoo maintains the ONLY breeding group of African penguins in the state of Florida. We’ve had remarkable success raising penguin families, with eight chicks since 2011. This year, the Zoo has set a $300,000 fundraising target to double the size of the penguin breeding center. Your generous support will help the Zoo protect African penguins. Visit www.LowryParkZoo.org/Penguins for more information.

Beastly Beverage Club (VIP)
WaZoo Tickets Discount Offers "Purchase By Dates Admission Per Person Where Can You Purchase
Advance Now until 7/31 or Sold Out $100.00 SOLD OUT
Designated Driver Now until 7/31 or Sold Out $75.00 SOLD OUT

Group tickets rates are available when purchased 20 or more at a time. Not available online. Please contact (813) 935-8552, ext. 392 for details.

Please note that any coupon offers can only be redeemed at the Zoo’s ticket windows in order to receive discount. Not combinable.

REMEMBER-- It’s always wise to call before you head to the Zoo to confirm ticket availability. The Zoo may close without notice due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, or tickets may in fact be sold out! Buy early to avoid disappointment. See FAQ for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions About WaZoo:
Q: My tickets were ordered online/on the phone. What do I do?
A: Once your purchase goes through, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your Print At Home Ticket(s). Print your ticket(s) and bring with you the day of the event. You will also need a valid state ID to show proof of age.
Q: Are tickets available the day of the event?
A:Tickets are available the day of the event. All ticket levels have increased costs for purchasing day of. Beastly Beverage Club tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, depending on availability. Only a limited amount of tickets are available for this exclusive area so it is advised you purchase in advance as this area will sell out.
Q: How long can I buy my tickets online?
A: You may buy your tickets online now through the day of the event. Coupons may not be used online. They may only be used when purchasing tickets at the Zoo’s ticket windows.
Q: What happens in the case of severe weather?
A: WaZoo takes place rain or shine and the majority of the event is outdoors. Zoo staff will closely monitor radar to be aware of potential bad weather before and during the event. If severe weather occurs, activities will be suspended for the safety of all participants to seek shelter.
Q: Will the animals be out?
A: For the safety of our animals they are not out during special evening events. However, "animal ambassadors" from ZooVentures will mingle in the BBC.
Q: What can I bring into the event?
A: Umbrellas are allowed. Items such as chairs, blankets, coolers and especially cups are NOT allowed into the event. They will need to be surrendered at the Zoo entrance or kept in car. Any left over beer will not be permitted to leave Zoo grounds. Professional level cameras and recording devices are not allowed in the event without notifying Public Relations at (813) 935-8552, ext. 212 in advance.
Q: Is smoking permitted?
A: There are designated smoking areas for cigarettes only (no cigars). Please be aware of these areas and respect them!
Q: What are the options for buying my tickets?
A: You may buy tickets online now through the day of the event, on the phone (813) 935-8552 ext. 329 beginning June 15 through the day before the event at NOON, and at the ticket windows of the Zoo between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. now through the day of the event. This may be subject to change without notice – it is advised you call in advance to ensure availability.
Q: What is the dress for the event?
A: The event is a casual, held outdoors, therefore susceptible to both the heat and frequently, a passing shower.
Q: What happens if it rains the day of the event or during the event?
A: The event is rain or shine, and because it is a fundraiser for Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, there are no refunds or exchanges. The only exception is a hurricane watch or warning for Hillsborough County, in which case the event would be postponed by one week or other specified date. Notices will be posted on LowryParkZoo.com, Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for the Zoo’s e-newsletter. If the event is postponed, tickets will not be refunded.
Q: What happens if the Zoo is impacted by weather?
A: In the event of a large-scale power outage, TECO crews will be dispatched immediately to restore service. The Zoo is equipped with emergency generators to power critical operations such as aquatic animal life support systems. Event areas will have emergency lighting to illuminate pathways.
Q: Are children allowed to attend?
A: While children are always welcome at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, this is not necessarily an environment for them, especially with the crowds expected. While no one will be turned away, everyone must have a ticket (for children it would be the Designated Driver ticket) and there are no strollers permitted. In addition, anyone under 21 must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Q: What do I need to get into the event?
A: Everyone will need their drivers' license or state ID to get into the event, in addition to their ticket. IDs will be checked for everyone, regardless of age, so please don’t forget yours at home! You must have your ticket with you when getting your ID checked so make sure to have it ready!.
Q: What is the Beastly Beverage Club?
A: We asked our guests what they expected with this event, and they overwhelmingly answered "a nice size crowd with a constant supply of beverages." We have redesigned the Beastly Beverage Club, presented by Blue Moon, to offer a space for only those holding tickets, access to the Safari Lodge. This exclusive area is the only air-conditioned space in the event and features, your own DJ or Live Band, extra food and specialty beers, some wines, and more. Plus, you will be able to enter 1 hour early through your own entrance!

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo would like to thank the sponsors of this year's event: