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School Holiday Camps

No School? No Problem!

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

Throughout the Fall and during select holidays, the Zoo School is headquarters to 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! Have a great time at a Zoo School camp.

A typical day at Camp includes:

  • Zoo hikes
  • Classroom lessons with pictures and artifacts
  • Animal encounters and enrichments
  • Theme-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 currently enrolled in grades K – 8

Extended Care

If you need to drop your child off before 8:45 a.m. or pick them up after 4:15 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.

Extended Care hours:

  • Morning (AM) Extended Care: 7a.m. to 9a.m.
  • Afternoon (PM) )Extended Care: 4p.m. to 6p.m.

Upcoming Camps:

  • 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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