While in Tampa one of the best places to take the kids is the Lowry Park Zoo!
My kids are big animal lovers, Anthony loves to learn all the facts about each kind of animal while the twins just fall in love with all of them, so this zoo was a great experience for us.
This was the first time I had ever visited the Lowry Park Zoo and I was very impressed. The zoo was very clean, they had a wide variety of animals that were very visible in their habitats and the zoo also offered other activities to keep the kids entertained.
The summer months can get excruciatingly hot in Florida especially if your not from here, so we arrived at the zoo right when it opened so we could finish most of the walking before the hottest part of the day.
Once walking through the main entrance we headed to the left and went through each of the 6 animal habitat areas, Asian Gardens, Florida Wildlife Center, Primate World, Safari Africa, Ituri Forest and Wallaroo Station. This ended up being a perfect plan because when we finally arrived in the Wallaroo Station area we were starting to get very hot and tired. However this area cooled us off quick with a water spray park and some mechanical rides.
The zoo has a petting area with farm animals, an area to touch sting rays and numerous feeding activities at different habitats.
The kids loved all the animals but each had a favorite. Aidan Loved the Chimpanzees, Lilly thought the elephants were the cutest, and Anthony was excited to learn about rhino’s.
One of the coolest rides that really sets the Lowry Park Zoo apart from other zoo’s we’ve been to was the Expedition Africa Guided Safari.
The safari is a guided tour aboard a 2 carted jeep, through the back area of the “Safari Africa” section of the zoo.
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Admission is currently $32.95 for adults and $24.95 for children. Which includes Pay For The Day, Come Back The Rest Of The Year
For those local to Tampa, this is an awesome deal because it means you will not only get to enjoy the zoo for the rest of 2017, but you will also get to take advantage of the amazing holiday events that The Lowry Park Zoo offers. Such as “Creatures of the Night” and “Christmas in the Wild”
While the Pay for the Day ticket is a great deal, if you have a large family, like we do, I suggest becoming a zoo member. There are several membership choices to choose from, for us the Family Plus Guest membership was the best. This meant for $159 my husband, 3 children, myself, and a guest could visit anytime for a full 12 months. The memberships also include seasonal events.
1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is definitely a must see when in the Tampa Bay area!
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