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Kids' Birthday Parties

A birthday party at the Zoo is an event your child will never forget! From an up-close encounter with one of our friendly animals, to a special surprise Zoo gift and everything in between, your child and their guests will create memories for a lifetime. Children’s birthday parties are generally hosted at Zoo School on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m., and include:

  • Two hour room rental with access to the playground
  • Private animal demonstration*
  • E-mail invitation to send to all guests
  • Party supplies, including candles, paper and plastic ware
  • Party room decorations
  • Party favors for guests
  • A special gift for the birthday child
  • Water and lemonade
  • Daytime admission to enjoy the Zoo

You may also add a face painting artist ($175-$300) and pizza ($10 per large, 1-topping) for an additional charge.

Contact us for more information.
Prices for Kids Birthday Parties
  • Up to 10 participants $310.00
  • 11-20 participants $380.00
  • 21-30 participants $450.00
  • 31-40 participants $520.00
  • 41-50 participants $660.00
  • 51-60 participants $730.00

Participants include the total number of children and adults (children 2 & under are free). Please contact Zoo School for rates for more than 60 people.

Zoo Members save $30.00. There is a $150.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your date and time (deposit is applied towards your final payment).

*Animal types are not guaranteed, but may include a snake, tarantula, turtle, bird, owl, rabbit, armadillo or an opossum.

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  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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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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