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2016 Signature Event Series

Enjoy the sunset over Tampa’s most unique setting at the all-new Sunset Celebration, Friday and Saturday Nights from Jul. 8-Aug. 6. See wildlife in a whole new light, find entertaining activities for the whole family, and sample a wide-ranging menu of delightful dining options.  Choose from a variety of refreshments, including craft beer, wines, frozen drinks and Coca-Cola products. Cap off the evening with an amazing laser light show finale!  Click here to learn more.

This all-new Halloween event offers eerie adventures for the whole family. Wander into a scare zones, encounter animals at nights, come face-to-face with a jack-o-lantern spectacular. Party the night away at a ghoulish dance party. No horror or gore, simply scares and startles for one and all.

We’re celebrating 30 years of Tampa’s “wildest” all-inclusive food event by taking it to a whole new level. Indulge in this delicious dine-around event with dozens of restaurants, fine wines, refreshing cocktails, live bands and a few wild surprises.

The traditions of Christmas will be abundant at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo this holiday season! Be immersed in a festival of lights, revel with Christmas carolers, marvel at the skills of artisans, and visit Santa and our Christmas Lodge. Have a merry and memorable evening at this magical holiday event in the unique setting of the Zoo at night.

Additional Events & Programs


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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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