Open Daily
9:30 AM - 5 PM


Where discovery comes to life.

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)
(Ages 49-60 months, 4 years old classroom)
Early Childhood Education
(Ages 12 to 48 months, 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 a globally recognized, accredited zoological society and one of the more popular tourist destinations in Tampa, Florida. We offer over 800,000 annual visitors the chance to learn about more than 1,200 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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