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Lowry Park Zoo opens year with special discounts

2 year old Aaron Weinz pets Angie The Llama.  Teddy Bear Picnic was held Saturday at Lowry Park Zoo.  Kids were encouraged to bring their teddy bears.  Also in honor of Independence Day, members of the military and up to three direct dependents are invited to visit Tampaâ\u0080\u009A\u0080\u0099s Lowry Park Zoo for free on July 1, 2, 3 or 4.   JIM FARQUHAR/STAFF
2 year old Aaron Weinz pets Angie The Llama. Teddy Bear Picnic was held Saturday at Lowry Park Zoo. Kids were encouraged to bring their teddy bears. Also in honor of Independence Day, members of the military and up to three direct dependents are invited to visit Tampaâ\u0080\u009A\u0080\u0099s Lowry Park Zoo for free on July 1, 2, 3 or 4. JIM FARQUHAR/STAFF
Published Jan. 7, 2018

TAMPA — Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave, has started the new year with a series of new offers for guests.

The three new offers — entitled Armed Forces Salute, First Responders Salute and Florida Residents Salute — start Monday (Jan. 8).

The Armed Forces Salute offers free admission to the zoo through 2018 to all active military personnel and up to three direct dependents. The offer is valid for one visit only. To take advantage of this offer, active members of the military will need to register online at tlpz.org/ZooSalutes. Additional discounts are available at select military bases.

The First Responders Salute offers a variety of eligible emergency personnel free admission through Feb. 28 plus a 50 percent discount on up to three accompanying friends and family. Qualified first responders will also need to register online at tlpz.org/FirstResponders.

The Florida Residents Salute offers in-state neighbors a special value through Feb. 28 with Adults-at-Kids pricing. Florida residents can take advantage of this $9 discount, per adult, by pre-purchasing their zoo tickets online at tlpz.org.

The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week with extended hours for select events. For more information, visit tlpz.org or call (813)935-8552. For any questions about purchasing tickets or registering online email guestrelations@lowryparkzoo.org or call (813) 935-8552, ext. 290.