Sunday is $6 Admission Day at Lowry Park Zoo!
Located in the northern part of Tampa off of W. Sligh Ave, it is easily accessible from I-275. The zoo is about a 40 minute drive from MacDill AFB. Lowry Park Zoo has been named the #1 zoo in America by “Parents” magazine and “Child” magazine. There are more than 2000 animals on 56 acres of natural habitats in seven main exhibit areas. There is a combination of natural habitat exhibits and caged exhibits in each area. The seven exhibits are Asian Gardens, Primate World, Manatee and Aquatic Center, Native Florida Wildlife Center, Free-Flight Aviary, Wallaroo Station children’s zoo and Safari Africa. At some exhibits you have the opportunity to feed the animals. There are two water play areas and you can see educational shows. Check out the Zoo School for exciting programs for everyone, from tots to teens, adults, families, teachers and more. The Zoo’s conservation education programs are designed to meet Sunshine State curriculum objectives for Florida state schools. There are also rides for an additional fee. Expect to spend at least 4 hours to see all exhibits. You can bring a picnic basket to enjoy before or after the visit at Lowry Park. Of course, there are plenty of restaurants in the zoo. Parking is free. Normal ticket price is $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors and $19.95 for ages 3 to 11. If you can’t go today, then the Zoo offers a military discount to active duty Service members with a valid military ID. The Service member and up to three people in their immediate family/direct dependents discounts on tickets at the Zoo’s ticket windows daily with valid military ID. If you’re not an active duty Service member, then stop by the MacDill AFB ITT office for discount tickets.
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