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When the sea lions come to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, the laughs aren’t far behind. Don’t miss this opportunity to see nature’s born entertainers, here for a limited time. Guests will be invited to learn about the variety of life along the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and conserving natural habitats for these charismatic creatures.

The Sea Lion Splash experience is just $2 in addition to Zoo admission and features:

  • Educational & fun sea lion shows
  • Inflatable slides & bounce houses
  • Interactive sea lion photo opportunities*
  • Sea lion gift shop
  • Food & beverage options & more

  • *Extra fees apply. Daily interactive photo opportunities with the sea lions are not guaranteed and are available on a limited basis.

    7 Days of Savings are coming soon to the Zoo

    March 22-28, log onto the Zoo’s website or Facebook page to see the special offers for each day. Start saving on summertime fun!

    Here's a sneak peek of the first offer:

    March 22-23 OFFER Save 20% off summer camps and Annual Zoo passes*

    Helpful hints:

  • March 22-23 are for deepest discount dates on Zoo summer camps!
  • Inflatable slides & bounce houses
  • Annual Zoo Pass holders receive discounts on most Zoo School offerings. 7 Days of Savings Sale offers are applicable from the lower zoo pass holder price.
  • Children must be enrolled in or have completed Kindergarten to attend Zoo camps.
  • *Sale does not include Extended Hours or Saddle Up camps. Sale offers are not combinable with other discount offers.

    Orangutan Egg Hunt

    Sponsored by Iernas Heating & Cooling

    Friday, April 18 - 11 a.m.
    Watch the Zoo's Bornean orangutan family have some Easter fun with their own egg hunt, an annual treat for the primates and zoo guests. The egg hunt is included with Zoo admission.

    Party for the Planet (Enrichment Day/Earth Day)

    Presented by Geico

    Saturday, April 19 - 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Celebrate the living Earth at the Zoo with a day of family fun and discovery. Learn new ways to connect to the environment and make a difference in conservation by spending the day with the animals who share our planet. Enjoy a wide variety of animal enrichment activities, educational displays and exhibits throughout the Zoo. Enrichment Day activities are included with Zoo admission.

    Dia Del Niño (Day of the Child)

    Presented by Grow Financial Credit Union

    Sunday, April 27 - 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    ¡Vamos al zoológico! - Let's go to the Zoo! Join the Zoo and "Dora the Explorer" and "Diego" from Nick Jr.™ for the 5th annual cultural festival Dia del Niño, or Day of the Child, celebrated in Mexico and other Latin American countries on various days. This one day celebration features a variety of family activities and entertainment including live music from local Latin artists, bilingual talks and more. Activities are included with Zoo admission.

    Mother's Day Weekend (BOGO)

    May 10-11 - 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Moms matter at the Zoo! Bring mom to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Mother's Day weekend and she gets in for free! On Saturday, May 11 or Sunday, May 12, moms receive free admission with the purchase of their son's or daughter's full-priced admission ticket (paid ticket can be child or adult admission, as applicable). For moms to receive free ticket offer, the paid ticket must be purchased on May 11 or 12 only. Offer not combinable with other discounts.

    Memorial Day Military Appreciation

    Monday, May 26 - 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    In honor of Memorial Day, military personnel (active-duty, retirees and veterans) receive free Zoo admission on that day. The military member will need to show a Department of Defense photo ID at the Zoo's ticket windows. As many as three direct dependents of military personnel also are entitled to free admission. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minors.