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Christmas in the Wild


November 25-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 and 26-30 • Open til 10 p.m. 

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is transforming into a world of winter wonder for our brand new Christmas in the Wild event! For 19 delightful nights, enjoy a merry and memorable evening with this unique, but traditional holiday event in the special setting of the Zoo at night. From the sights of stunning lights, the seasonal smells of holiday treats, the excitement of festive entertainment and the magic of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a uniquely immersive holiday experience.


Zoo Members FREE

Zoo Members enjoy FREE admission to Christmas in the Wild and receive special discounts on event dining or dining/refreshment plans.

Event Admission

This event is free for members, and included with your single day and pay for a day admission. The after 4PM ticket provides one single day discounted admission (after 4PM) November 25-26, December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 and 26-30. 

Pay for a day and come back the rest of 2016 and all of 2017 FREE! Offer details, click hereBlockout dates apply 

Holiday Dining Plans

Sample a wide variety of seasonal flavors, like butternut squash bisque or peppermint mousse, as well as refreshments: beers, wines, warm beverages and Coca-Cola products. Have questions about our specialty dining plans? Click here for additional information.
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Couples Dining Plan

(five meal or refreshment items - $40 value)

Family Dining Plan

(ten meal or refreshment items - $80 value)

Can you bury the BEAST Burger?

Think you have what it takes? If you dare, try your hand at burying the BEAST Burger. Make it out alive and we will take your photo holding the BEAST Burger tombstone, proving that YOU have what it takes to bury the BEAST Burger! 
MEET the Beast Burger
  • One brioche bun
  • Four slices of pepper jack cheese
  • Two half pound ground beef patties
  • Six Slices of bacon
  • Three mozzarella sticks
  • Three fried jalapeno poppers
  • Lettuce
  • Two tomato slices
  • Onion straws
  • Queso
  • Topped with one fried egg
 The BEAST Burger is served up hot and fresh for each order. You can find the BEAST Burger lurking, waiting for YOU at the Garden Grill, located in the front of the Zoo.
*BEAST Burger is not included for redemption using the Dining Plan.

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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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