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Event Venues at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Safari Lodge

Impress up to 500 of your seated guests or 750 reception style 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 ordinary event into an extraordinary experience. The Lodge is situated within Safari Africa, 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

Up to 120 seated guests or 200 reception style guests can enjoy an intimate plated dinner at Reilly's Reserve, located in the Safari Lodge. With views of the African Serengeti, your guests can observe elephants, giraffes and zebras for an unforgettable gathering experience.

For larger gatherings, Reilly'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 technological capabilities perfect for presentations, lectures or entertainment. The Zoo School is adjacent to the Zoo with easy access into Zoo grounds and the parking lot.

*Lecture Hall rentals for evenings and weekends only.

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

Capacity: 150

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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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