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Summer and Holiday Camps


No School? No Problem!

Trek around the world without leaving Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo!

Over the summer and during select holidays, the Zoo School is headquarters to more than 80 week-long and school holiday camps for students K-8th grades. During camp, kids learn about nature, science and the animal kingdom while hiking through the Zoo and exploring behind-the-scenes.

Fun and adventure are calling! Beat the heat and have a great time at a Zoo School summer camp.

A typical day at Camp includes:

  • Zoo hikes
  • Classroom lessons with pictures and artifacts
  • Animal encounters and enrichments
  • Themed based activities
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Animal shows and feedings
  • Keeper talks
  • Educational videos

Schedules vary depending on the grade level, instructor and weekly theme.

Important Information

  • All camps take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Camps are for children grades K – 8 (students must have completed kindergarten to attend summer camps)

Extended hours

If you need to drop your child off before 8:45 a.m. or pick them up after 4:00 p.m., you must sign up for extended care. Extended care can only be for the entire length of camp. Sorry, partial camp extended care is not available.

Related Events

  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is a globally recognized, accredited zoological society and one of the more popular tourist destinations in Tampa, Florida. We offer over one million annual visitors the chance to learn about 1,300 animals in a way that’s exciting, interactive and fun. We also operate one of the world’s foremost breeding programs, helping to save some of our planet’s most threatened species from extinction. In addition to breeding, we are home to Florida’s premier manatee rescue and rehabilitation center, dedicated to the treatment and safe release of one of our state’s most famous resident animal species. Yet with all of this and so much more, we have one simple mission: to connect to the living earth for the protection of future generations of all species, including humans.


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