First Responders Salute at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
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First Responders Salute

January 8, 2018 - February 28, 2018

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is honoring Florida first responders through February 28, 2018. First responders will receive free admission and up to three discounted single-day admissions for friends and family at 50% off the regular ticket price for one-time use.

Qualifying first responders include:

  • - All Florida fire rescue first responders
  • - Florida emergency medical services employees (EMT/EMS)
  • - 911 dispatchers
  • - All Florida police and sheriff officers
  • - Florida Highway Patrol
  • - Florida Department of Corrections
  • - Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission field officers
  • - Florida Forest Service Forest Rangers
  • - Florida Park Service law enforcement
  • - Department of Homeland Security law enforcement agents
  • - Florida Department of Environmental Protection law enforcement

    911 Operators must take advantage of the First Responder offer at the front gate. Tickets must be used by February 28, 2018.

  • Members of the United States military and the National Guard can take advantage of the Zoo Salutes program which provides free admission to the Zoo for active members of U.S. armed forces and as many as three direct dependents per service member.

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    If you do not meet the above criteria, please click here to be re-directed to see all other Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Ticket options.

    First Responders Salute FAQ

    What is this program?

    First Responders Salute is a way for us to thank eligible emergency personnel for their efforts to keep us safe.

    What does it include?

    First Responders Salute offers complimentary admission to eligible emergency personnel plus a 50% discount on up to three accompanying friends and family. This offer is valid for one visit only.

    What if there are more people in my family than the 3 discounted tickets?

    You may purchase additional tickets to the Zoo either online or at the Zoo's front gate.

    When can I use my ticket?

    First Responders can redeem their complimentary admission and discounted tickets before February 28, 2018.

    What is Sheer ID?

    Sheer ID is a credential issued that allows verified members of the first responder community to access programs intended exclusively for members of the military and first respondercommunity.

    Still have questions?

    Email GuestRelations@LowryParkZoo.org or call (813) 935-8552 ext. 290.


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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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