Open Daily
9:30 AM - 5 PM


Where discovery comes to life.

Boy Scouts of the USA Workshops

See animals! Have fun! Meet requirements! We offer a variety of fun and educational workshops for Boy Scouts of all ages:

Age Level Available Workshops Chaperone Ratio
Tiger Cubs Tigers in the Wild 1:5
Wolf Cubs Paws on the Path 1:5
Bear Cubs Fur, Feathers and Ferns 1:5
WEBELOS Into the Wild 1:5
Merit Badge Workshops for Boy Scouts Energy, Soil & Water Conservation
Insect Study
Veterinary Medicine

Program Information:

  • Scout Workshops are 2 hours. Merit Badge Workshops are 3 hours.
  • A minimum of 2 weeks advance notice is needed to book a workshop.
  • Workshops do not include admission into the Zoo.

Group ticket rates are available so your Scouts can visit the Zoo after the workshop.

Please note that these programs are designed to enhance the ability to meet requirements; however, the Zoo does not provide the actual scout badge. Contact your local council for information regarding the purchase of the badge.

  • 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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