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Pokémon GO at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Jul 15, 2016


Have a wild time and a safe Pokémon GO quest at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. Before setting out on your quest, be sure to read and understand the following rules for playing Pokémon GO within the Zoo:

  • We know how important it is to catch ‘em all, but even a Pokémon Master must stay within guest areas. Please do not enter any restricted areas to follow Pokémon.
  • If you see a Pokémon close to a one of our Zoo’s “wild” residents in their habitat, please don’t attempt to follow it or enter any animal enclosures. That is one Pokémon battle you can pass on.
  • If you find the PokeStops while on the Safari Africa Expedition or while on any other ride, please do not exit the ride or disregard the ride safety rules under any circumstances.
  • With more than 20 Pokéstops and over 56 acres to explore and hatch eggs, be sure to stay hydrated.  And don’t forget to look up now and then to see our live animals.  They are amazing too!
  • Kindly pause play during rides for your safety throughout the duration of any ride within the Zoo until you exit the ride completely.
  • Please be courteous and respectful to Zoo guests and Zoo employees. That means looking up now and again and watching your step.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and fellow Zoo guests. Who knows, you may even meet a fellow Pokémon GO trainer!
  • Happy catching!

Pokémon GO is the newest smartphone app from Nintendo that has users chasing 150 different characters to move up levels as they are walking outside.  Doing so at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is an all new way to explore the Zoo! It uses GPS and augmented reality, so you’re walking around your own neighborhood or at work seeing Pokémon. Police warn don't use the app while driving and pay attention to your surroundings. Law enforcement also cautions that players should be aware of sharing their location which makes it easy for people to follow you.

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  • Fun
  • Pokémon
  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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