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They’re baaack! For the first time in 65 million years, dinosaurs will take over Tampa Bay and roam the Zoo during the daylight, every day! Grab the whole family and get ready to be surrounded by life size dinosaurs as you experience Dinos Alive! Get up-close and personal with varying species of dinosaurs that move, roar and interact with you! Take pictures, learn fun facts about how they lived and how we can help save present-day species of wildlife from extinction. Feast with Dino-sized food and drinks and enjoy this larger than life adventure with the entire family.

Feast with the Beasts

Feast with the Beasts is an all-new beer, wine, spirits & food festival for guests 21 and over. “Feasters” will have reserved access to the Zoo's private party yard and indulge in unlimited samplings from the hottest restaurants in Tampa Bay. Enjoy wine parings, discover specialty brews, or grab a cocktail from our open bars. Dance under the stars to live music and take in endless entertainment – and get ready to be surrounded by varying species of roaring, moving life-size dinosaurs as you exclusively explore Dinos Alive! Beyond the festival, Feasters can stroll the entire Zoo and its lush tropical environment, home to over 1,300 animals.

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For family time, or perhaps a date night; see the Zoo in a whole new light on select evenings at our Sunset Celebration! Stroll the Zoo as the sun sets and enjoy the wildlife, discover special experiences in scenic areas throughout the park - including live music performed by talented bands and a wide-range of roving entertainment. Relax at a secluded beer & wine garden, revel in our martini & sushi lounge, or just delight in this unique setting with varying and distinctive dining and refreshment offerings. Each fun-filled summer night will be topped off with a dazzling light show finale.

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Creatures of the Night returns with a bigger and better event series for ghouls and goblins of all ages! Hoot, howl and hangout as the Zoo transforms into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family. Creatures and characters of a different variety emerge at dusk with spooky surprises around every corner. “A Halloween event that doubles as a date night.” There is no horror or gore, just spooks and startles for one and all!
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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is transforming into a world of winter wonder for our brand new Christmas in the Wild event! For 19 delightful nights, enjoy a merry and memorable evening with this unique, but traditional holiday event in the special setting of the Zoo at night. From the sights of stunning lights, the seasonal smells of holiday treats, the excitement of festive entertainment and the magic of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a uniquely immersive holiday experience.



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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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