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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*
  • Downloadable Invitation
  • Party supplies, including candles, paper and plastic ware
  • Party room decorations
  • A goat feeding voucher for each child
  • 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

Zoo School birthday parties are designed for ages 14 and under. 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. Due to safety concerns please note that balloons, helium tanks, cotton candy machines, and popcorn machines are not allowed on the property.  

*For the safety of our animals, no outside food or beverages are allowed in the Zoo. We will allow a birthday cake or cupcakes. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo will provide you two options for catering.  

  • 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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