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Event Venues at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Safari Lodge

Impress up to 500 of your guests by hosting your next event at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo's Safari Lodge. This 17,000 square foot climate-controlled facility blends the beauty and wonder of nature and culinary sensations, with current technology - giving you the ability to turn an ordinairy event into an extraordinary experience. The Lodge is situated within the Safari Africa habitat area among a variety of exotic animals, including meerkats, zebras, giraffes, elephants and more.

Events: Birthday Party, Celebration, Corporate Event, Fundraiser, Wedding

Capacity: 750

Reilly's Reserve Dining Hall

Up to 125 guests can enjoy an intimate plated dinner at Reilly's Reserve, located in the Safari Lodge. With views of the African Serengeti, guests can observe elephants, giraffes and zebras for an unforgettable gathering experience for your guests.

For larger gatherings, Reiily's Reserve can be opened to combine the space with Safari Lodge.

Events: Birthday Party, Celebration, Corporate Event, Fundraiser, Wedding

Capacity: 200

Sponsored By: Bank of America

Ituri Forest Patio

Ituri-Forest

Imagine your next event in a tranquil outdoor venue surrounded by beautiful towering trees, lush vegetation and a small pond. Perfect for weddings and banquets, the Ituri Forest offers guests a large paved patio, covered gazebo* and covered deck. And just a few steps in any direction will bring you face-to-face with a variety of African species, including okapis, pygmy hippos, exotic birds, and more.

*Gazebo capacity: 50

Events: Celebration, Corporate Event, Fundraiser, Wedding

Capacity: 200

Wallaroo Station

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Your guests of all ages will rave about your next event held in the 4.5 acre Wallaroo Station Children's Zoo. Don't let the name fool you. Adults and children alike will enjoy this Australian-themed area, which includes a surrounding porch and patio - perfect for weddings, corporate events and kid's birthday parties. Wallaroo Station also features the Billabong water play area, five wild rides, a playground and a variety of Australian animal species to meet.

Events: Birthday Party, Celebration, Corporate Event, Fundraiser, Wedding

Capacity: 500

Sponsored By: Outback Steakhouse

Lecture Hall

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Located in the Florida Environmental Education Center, or "Zoo School," the climate-controlled Lecture Hall can accommodate groups of up to 150 people. This venue offers full technical capabilities including surround sound, DVD, and full size screen projection perfect for presentations, lectures or entertainment. The Zoo School is located adjacent to the Zoo with easy access into Zoo grounds and the parking lot.

Events: Birthday Party, Celebration, Corporate Event, Fundraiser, Sleepover

Capacity: 150

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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 one million annual visitors the chance to learn about 1,300 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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