ZooTampa is one of the top attractions in America, according to TripAdvisor

rhinos in an enclosure venture toward guests viewing from behind a fence
Rhino encounters at ZooTampa

We love ZooTampa. This destination for families serves a vital role in protecting beautiful animals, and educates the public about them. It’s a space dedicated to conservation that continues to captivate Tampa year after year. In TripAdvisor’s recent traveler’s choice awards, ZooTampa ranked in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.

The award is calculated based on millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers worldwide on TripAdvisor. The award considers the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings specific to each award category.


ZooTampa is home to koalas, red wolves, river hogs, hippos, elephants, flamingos, a variety of birds, and so much more. Major attractions include the canopy aviary, the Macaw Flyover experience, the Zooventures Theater, and the Indian Rhino encounter.

a shoebill stork with its beak open inside an enclosure
Shoebill Stork at ZooTampa

Explore the wonderful and wild ZooTampa in Lowry Park

Of all the animals you can meet at the zoo, my personal favorites are the iconic shoebill stork and African painted dogs. If you want to have your curiosity about the natural world around you stimulated, then this is the place to go. Yes, you can even go on a safari inside ZooTampa.

To learn more about the facility and plan you visit, check out ZooTampa’s website.


Coming soon to ZooTampa is Creatures of the Night. This special Halloween event runs on weekends from September 29 through October 29. Ghouls and goblins of all ages can enjoy howling outdoor experiences, spooky characters, creepy culinary treats, and much more.

A tiger at a zoo
Meet tigers at ZooTampa

Enter Creatures of the Night if you dare

This year’s event features elder vampires Count Chirop and his wife, Countess Tera. Thriving on the spirit of celebration and friends to the human world, these elegant vampires invite you to their Vampire Ball where fun and dancing is encouraged.

Follow ZooTampa on Facebook and Instagram for updates on special events/exhibits. The zoo is located at 1101 W Sligh Avenue.

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