Experience wildlife like nowhere else! Enjoy an amazing, lush tropical setting with naturalistic habitats that provide up-close connections with animals from around the world. Come nose-to-nose with an endangered Florida Panther. Witness life-saving care of majestic manatees in the David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center. Go on a safari ride through Africa. Take a thrilling plunge on Roaring Springs. And so much more!
In addition to offering moments of unforgettable connections, ZooTampa is a champion for wildlife, dedicated to the conservation of endangered and threatened species. Most notably, ZooTampa is home to one of only four manatee rehabilitation centers in the United States, treating over 500 manatees since 1991. We are also the number one facility in the world for the care for sick and injured endangered Florida panthers.
You may also recognize the team and the animals entrusted to their care through the hit NatGeo Wild hit series “Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa”. Now streaming on Disney+, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, the series offers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at our award-winning zoo. Already on its third season, the series features an array of compelling stories that highlight the Zoo’s mission to protect and preserve animals, while helping to inspire the next generation of wildlife champions.
Hours of Operation:
Open seven days a week, except Christmas and Thanksgiving days, from 9:30a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Parking is free
Take I-275 to Exit #48 (Sligh Ave.) and turn west. Just 10-15 minutes from downtown Tampa, Channelside, Ybor City Tampa International Airport and Raymond James Stadium.