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Creatures of the Night

Fridays and Saturdays October 7 - October 29 • Open til 10 p.m. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Creatures of the Night Dining Plans

Sample a wide variety of new seasonal menu offerings and flavors, flavored desserts, craft beers, signature drinks, wine, and Coca-Cola products.

HOW CAN I PURCHASE MY DINING Plan?

The Creatures of the Night dining plan options are available at the front gate and online.

Are you bringing a group of 15 or more?  Purchase advance dining plans, click here to email our Group Sales team - Events@lowryparkzoo.org.

Do Zoo Annual Members get discounts?

Creatures of the Night dining plans are available at a discount to Zoo Annual Plan members! Click here to enter your member number or click here to purchase a new membership.

WHAT EXACTLY IS INCLUDED WITH THE DINING PLAN OPTIONS?

New dining kiosks will be stationed throughout the park beginning at 4 p.m. each day of Creatures of the Night. Dining plan holders can take advantage of 5 or 10 food and beverage items depending on which plan is purchased.

Options for beverages include all 6 - 8 oz wines and 12 - 16 oz beers and other refreshing beverages.

Options for food items include available menu items from specialty food locations and restaurants stationed throughout the park during Creatures of the Night event dates.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE DINING PLAN?

Signature event drink, family style pizza, BEAST burger, family style pretzel, 1 liter Smart Water,  specialty coffee, ICEE drinks and Souvenir Cup selections are not included for redemption using the Dining Plan.

ARE THE PORTION SIZES THE SAME WITH THE DINING PLAN?

YES! Dining Plan holders will receive the same size portion as guests who purchase menu items individually.

DO I NEED SPECIAL TICKETS THE DAY I PLAN TO ATTEND?

After 4 p.m. tickets to the seasonal events will be available at the gate and online if you do not already have your ZooperPass or membership to attend Creatures of the Night. The Dining Plan must be purchased online or in the Zoo.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED TO USE MY PLAN?

Children and guests under 21 years of age are allowed to enjoy food and non-alcoholic beverage options available using the dining plan.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS DURING THE EVENT?

Creatures of the Night takes place rain or shine. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the Zoo’s website. If the event is postponed due to unforeseen weather closure, tickets and remaining punches will be honored for a future event date.

WHAT HAPPENS IN SEVERE WEATHER?

Zoo staff will closely monitor radar to be aware of potential bad weather before and during the event. If severe weather occurs, activities will be suspended for the safety of all participants to seek shelter.

Still have questions about Creatures of the Night?

Email SpecialEvents@LowryParkZoo.org or call 813-935-8552 ext. 329.

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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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