Lowry Park Zoo

Hillsborough County Arts in Education Program

Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W. Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
813-935-8552
LowryParkZoo.org

Five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2010-2015), Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 1 million visitors annually. Since its inception, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic animal exhibits in a lush, tropical garden setting. The Zoo offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won accolades as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos.

Curriculum Connections:

Science, Language Arts and Social Studies. In addition, the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and FCAT 2.0 readiness skills have been integrated into each lesson of the Elementary School Educator’s Activity Guide.

Grades:

K-12

Tour Length:

At least 3 hours but school groups are welcome to stay full day.

Capacity/Logistics:

There is not a limit to the number of students allowed for school groups.

Lunches can be ordered in advance from the Zoo’s catering department by calling 813-935-8552, ext. 271 or by emailing Bethany.Field@LowryParkZoo.com.

Groups can also bring their own lunches, however, food must be keep on busses or in cars until the student’s lunch break as there is no outside food allowed in the Zoo.

The Zoo is surrounded by Lowry Park and students can eat their packed lunches on the park’s grounds under the shade trees.

Bus Parking:

Busses park for free onsite and bus drivers are given free admission to the Zoo.

Study Guide/Activity Guide:

http://www.lowryparkzoo.org/education/school-programs/field-trips

Admission:

General admission for children ages 3-11 is $24.95 ($22.95 in advance) and $32.95 ($30.95 in advance) for ages 12 and up.

Group rates are available with groups of 15 or more with reservations made at least 7 days in advance (call 813-935-8552, ext. 268 or email Jamie.Elkington@LowryParkZoo.org for exact quote).

Complimentary chaperones are allowed entry at the following ratios: 1 free chaperone per five students in Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten and 1 free chaperone per 10 students in Grades 1 and up and mixed groups (ex. a group with K-3 grades).

Reservation Instructions:

To schedule a field trip, please email Jamie.Elkington@LowryParkZoo.org or call 813-935-8552 ext. 268.