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Fridays and Saturdays • June 23 - July 29 • Open til 10 p.m.

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Limited time only!
Friday and Saturday Nights
June 23 - July 29

Experience the sunset like never before - during Sunset Celebration at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Join us every Friday and Saturday night this summer.

See wildlife in a whole new light, enjoy entertaining activities for the whole family and indulge in tasty, one of a kind dishes created by the Zoo's rockstar chef.

Choose from a variety of refreshments, including craft beer, wines, and Coca-Cola products. Cap off the evening with an amazing finale!

Zoo MembersA Toast to Zoo Members

Members receive:
- 10% off dining plans and merchandise
- Meet & greet with Priscilla the T-rex
- Free preferred parking

Not a Zoo Member? Buy your membership here!

Dinos After DarkBe a Summer-Saurus!

New this year - explore Dinos Alive! at night during Sunset Celebration.

Hear the sounds and roars of all your favorite dinos all summer long!

family-2See Animals After Dark!

- See wildlife in a whole new light!
- Special animal mingles
- Orangutan Encounter
- Goodnight Penguin
- Just added! More rhino encounter experiences in the evenings, buy here!

Sips and Tastes of Summer

From frozen key lime pops to arepas to funnel cake fries - sample a variety of food like BBQ, Latin flavors, innovative desserts, and all-American favorites. Keep cool with drinks including more than 20 types of beer and wine, cocktails and more!

Foodies can enjoy super savings with two dining plan options to sip and taste – a Couple’s Sampler and a Friends & Family Sampler, to learn more, click here!

Wild Entertainment
Wild Entertainment

Entertainment can be found around every corner, including salsa dancers, a steel drum band, an interactive DJ, African drummers and dancers, stilt walkers and an immersive, end of the night “Wild Lights Finale.”

Live music at the main stage includes:
6/23-24 – Rory Ellis
6/30 – Funktastic Soul
7/1 – The Black Honkeys
7/7-8 – C’Nergy
7/14-15 – Soul Circus Cowboys
7/21-22 – GW Souther
7/28-29 – Frequency

Sunset Map
Plan Your Night

With so much to see and do, plan ahead, see the event map here!

Zoo Members FREE
  • Unlimited visits for 12 months! 
  • Free entry to:
    - Dinos Alive!
    - Sunset Celebration
    - Creatures of the Night
    - Christmas in the Wild
  • Admission to Zoo University
  • Special savings on dining.
  • Individual Plus$79
  • Dual Plus$119
  • Family Plus$159
  • Guest add-on$40
  • Buy Now

Pay For A Day, Come Back All Year!
  • Adults $32.95
  • Children (3-11) $24.95

After 4 p.m. Ticket
  • Just in town for the evening? Join the celebration after 4 p.m. for just $22.95 on Friday and Saturday nights!
  • Adults $22.95
  • Children (3-11) $22.95

Calling All Foodies!

Become a Zoo Insider
  • Be the first to receive insider tips about Sunset Celebration!
  • Sign Up

Supported By


  • 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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