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SUNSET CELEBRATION

Fridays and Saturdays July 8 - August 6 • Open til 10 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sunset Celebration

* NEW EVENT * SUNSET CELEBRATION
Fridays and Saturdays July 8 - August 6 • Open till 10 p.m.

For family time or date night, see the Zoo in a whole new light on select evenings at the all-new Sunset Celebration!  Stroll the park as the sun sets and enjoy the wildlife, discover special experiences in scenic areas, groove to live music performed by talented bands, and encounter a wide range of roving entertainment. When it’s time to relax, stop by our secluded beer & wine garden and delight in enhanced dining and refreshment offerings. Each fun-filled summer night will be topped off with a dazzling light show finale. Sunset Celebration is included with Annual Zoo Membership and the ZooperPass (pay for a day, come back all year tickets). After 4 p.m. tickets are available for event days online or at the front gate. For more information, visit www.LowryParkZoo.org/summer

How can I purchase tickets?

Sunset Celebration is included with Annual Zoo Membership and the ZooperPass (pay for a day, come back all year tickets).

After 4 p.m. tickets to the seasonal events will also be available at the gate and online.

Are you bringing a group of 15 or more?  Purchase advance tickets, click here to email our Group Sales team.

Do Zoo Annual Members get discounts?

Sunset Celebration is included at no extra cost!

Are tickets available the day of the event?

YES! After 4 p.m. tickets to the seasonal events will also be available at the gate and online if you do not already have your ZooperPass or membership.

Will the animals be out?

All animal areas will be open, pending weather and other circumstances, besides the Florida Boardwalk. Please visit before 5 p.m. to see the Florida animals, including manatees, stingrays, black bears and more! In addition, Animal Ambassadors will have scheduled mingles in select locations.

What items are prohibited at the event?

The following items are not permitted to be brought into the Zoo at any time for the safety of our animals and guests: weapons, knives, any type of sharp objects, hazardous items or materials, coolers, straws and lids. In addition, for this event, items such as chairs, blankets and cups are not allowed. Above items will need to be surrendered at the Zoo entrance or returned to the owner’s car. Please note that all bags, backpacks and personal items are subject to inspection prior to entering the park. Guests are not permitted to leave Zoo grounds with alcoholic beverages.

Is smoking permitted?

The Zoo has designated smoking areas for cigarettes, e-cigarettes and cigars. Please be aware of these areas which have been specifically selected to minimize impact to other guests and animals.

What is the dress for the event?

The event is a casual, held outdoors, therefore susceptible to both the heat and a passing shower.

Are children allowed to attend?

Children are always welcome at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.

What happens if it rains the day of the event?

Sunset Celebration takes place rain or shine. Any changes to this policy will be posted on the Zoo’s website. If the event is postponed due to unforeseen weather closure, tickets will be honored for the future date.

What happens in severe weather?

Zoo staff will closely monitor radar to be aware of potential bad weather before and during the event. If severe weather occurs, activities will be suspended for the safety of all participants to seek shelter.

Still have questions about Sunset Celebration?

Email SpecialEvents@LowryParkZoo.org or call 813-935-8552 ext. 329.

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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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