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Become a Member

When you become a member at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, you not only get access to fun and adventure for an entire year, but you are making a lasting impact on wildlife conservation – for now and years to come!

Member Benefits

  • Unlimited daytime Zoo admission, which includes free and unlimited rides.
  • Discounts at Zoo restaurants and gift shops.
  • Special pricing for Zoo events and educational programs.
  • Exclusive invites to member-only events and sneak peeks.
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 150 zoos and aquariums across the nation.
  • Free admission to MOSI and The Florida Aquarium during the "Swaptember" program, during the month of September (see below for details).
  • Subscription to Zoo Chatter, our award winning quarterly magazine and events guide.
  • Pride in knowing that Annual Zoo Pass purchases help support the Zoo’s environmental education, conservation, and recreation efforts for more than 90 threatened and endangered species of animals including Malayan tigers, African elephants, koalas, chimpanzees, orangutans, Indian rhinos and African penguins. Plus, the Zoo operates the only non-profit hospital for Florida manatees in the world.

Reciprocal Zoos & Aquariums

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo participates in a program of reciprocation with more than 150 other zoos and aquariums throughout North America.

This program is voluntary and is provided as a service to our members. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo members receive free or discounted admission into the zoos and aquariums listed above when they show their valid Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo membership card. Extra fees or benefits, such as parking, special events, etc. are not included.

Notice: This list is updated quarterly and is subject to change without notice. Members are admitted according to the membership rules of the other zoo or aquarium, not those of Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo (i.e. if their definition of a "family membership" limits the number of children to four, then that is the number allowed in on your card). Reciprocal zoos that have free admission to the general public may offer free parking or other benefits, call them to confirm. Also, many of the listed facilities define a family as 2 Adults and 2 Children. Therefore, additional children may have to pay admission.


Here is some helpful information if you are going to be taking part in Swaptember:

  • Swaptember will run September 1-30 in 2015.
  • Members must have their Membership card or temporary paperwork and a photo ID to gain access to any of the Swaptember partners. If you do not have your Membership card or temporary paperwork, please contact your Membership department to get paperwork prior to coming to your visit.
  • Swaptember is not valid for special events or special exhibits.
  • Parking is not included in Swaptember. MOSI and Zoo members must pay to park at The Florida Aquarium. Aquarium and Zoo members must also pay to park at MOSI. The Zoo has free parking.
  • If someone is not listed on the MOSI or Zoo Membership, they will not receive free entry.
  • A primary Member must be present when The Florida Aquarium membership is used to gain access to a Swaptember partner.
  • Guest Passes are not honored without a primary member present.
  • Swaptember partners do not offer discounts on food or beverages and there is no discount in the gift shop(s).
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed into the Zoo or The Florida Aquarium; this includes coolers (if you have severe food allergies, please contact Aquarium Guest Services in advance at 813-273-4201 or the Zoo's Food & Beverage Services at 813-935-8552 ext 239).
  • Tampa Bay City Pass
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums
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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 800,000 annual visitors the chance to learn about more than 1,200 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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