Monday, May 28, 2018
Events

Now it's $6 Day at the Zoo

Please, a moment of silence for $5 Day at the Zoo. This Sunday it bumps up to $6. Why? You can thank the increasing costs of hay and lettuce. For manatees, natch. Lowry Park Zoo has taken in 21 new manatee patients in the last four months because of Red Tide, compared to 20 manatees taken in all of last year, says spokeswoman Rachel Nelson. "It helps us address the increasing costs of animal care and expenditures," she says of the increase. About four times a year, the zoo opens for cheap admission on a Sunday. It was $3 Day until 2008, when it went to $5 Day. And the worst part for me? Now it's priced right out of our popular "5 things to do under $5" feature. But, hey, it's still a good deal and you should still get there early and steel yourself for the crowds and some upcharges, like $2 to feed a giraffe. It's normally $19.95 for kids and $24.95 for adults. Free extra parking is available next to the Tampa Greyhound Track. Free shuttles will run continuously from that lot to the zoo at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (813) 935-8552.

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