Lowry Park Zoo - Tampa, FL
N 28° 00.767 W 082° 28.158
17R E 355542 N 3099488
Quick Description: Large Zoo located on the north side of town.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2007 3:39:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM1K54
Re-opened at its current site in 1988,
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is today the number-one family-friendly zoo
in the U.S. (Child magazine) and recognized by the State of Florida
as a center for Florida wildlife conservation and biodiversity (HB 457).
The region's only dedicated zoological garden, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo was designed to enhance quality of life in greater Tampa Bay as an affordable leisure destination and center for education and endangered species conservation.
Natural outdoor exhibits for more than 1,800 animals from Florida and similar habitats include a Florida wildlife center and manatee hospital, Asian Domain, Primate World, aviary, Australian-themed children's zoo, and Safari Africa.
The Florida Environmental Education Center (The Zoo School) serves more than 100,000 children annually. Programs offered are summer and holiday camps, daycare, preschool, and kindergarten .
Zoo Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Subject to close for special events or inclement weather.
Zoo Website address: [Web Link]
Admission Cost: 17.00 (listed in local currency)
Please tell us a story about your visit to the zoo and the date of your visit. Additional photos, especially animals, are appreciated, but not required.