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Early Childhood Education

Zoo School is a unique learning experience for children ages 4 and under to discover wildlife in a safe environment. There are limited spaces available and Zoo School fills up fast, so please don’t delay - get on the waiting list today.

Childcare License: C TA 430588

What to Expect:

If you place your child on the waiting list, here's what to expect going forward:

  • Parents of prospective students are typically on the waiting list for an average of 18-24 months.
  • We will refer to the waiting list and contact interested families when space becomes available. Once you have added your name to the waiting list, there is no need to re-submit your information as the waiting list carries over from year to year.
  • Group tours are scheduled throughout the year. We will email families on the waiting list as updated group tour dates are determined.
  • In order to limit distractions in the classroom as students are learning, individual tours cannot be accommodated until a slot that fits your family’s interest becomes available.

Monthly Tuition Prices*
  5 Day
3 Day
(M, W, F)
2 Day
(T, Th)
(4 years old classroom)
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Early Childhood Education
(1-3 years old classroom)
Optional: Extended Care
(7 am to 8 am; 3 pm to 6 pm)
  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • affiliate4

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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