Summer at ZooTampa new Australia splash pad

Make a SPLASH this summer at ZooTampa!

Summer is just around the corner, which means temperatures are also on the rise! ZooTampa is the perfect place to stay cool and go wild all summer long. From participating in unbelievable up-close animal encounters to cooling down in our newly expanded splash pad or grabbing a refreshing treat while you explore, there is something for everyone here.

You won’t want to miss our newly opened Australia Realm on your next visit. Take the whole family on a trip to learn all about the unique wildlife of the land Down Under on the all-new Aussie Trek presented by Outback Steakhouse. Experience returning favorites like the Tasmanian Tiger Coaster for our thrill-seekers and Boomer’s Flyin’ Bananas for our young adventurers.

When you’re ready to take a break and cool down, let the kiddos go wild in the expanded Billabong splash pad presented by Bank of America while you grab a refreshing treat at the Outpost Grab & Go Market or a delicious drink at Boomerang Bar.

Looking for a more unique way to beat the heat? Our new Stingray Shores In-Water Signature Encounter presented by the Tampa Bay Rays is the perfect opportunity to get up-close to amazing wildlife while staying cool in the Florida summer.

In this unique, one-of-a-kind experience, you can participate in some engaging enrichment activities and spend time in the water with stingrays as they swim gracefully around you.

Summer fun at ZooTampa Stingray Shores
The All-New Stingray Shores experience at ZooTampa

Ready to take the plunge to escape the scorching temperatures? Travel along a crystal-clear spring and take a three-story splash down on Roaring Springs. If thrill rides aren’t your thing but you still want to cool down, then get splashed on the overlook deck as you watch your friends and family enjoy the ride.

As you explore the zoo, be on the lookout for some refreshing misting stations placed along the walking paths. They offer the perfect opportunity for a quick cool down while getting up close to our amazing wildlife.

Don’t let the summer heat get you down! The best way to beat the summer slumps and stay cool all summer long is to become a ZooTampa member. Every visit to ZooTampa is different, so you will want to visit again and again!

ZooTampa Memberships are available in different levels to fit every budget and household, with 12 full months of unlimited admission, discounts on food, merchandise and Signature Encounters, a choice of guest(s) every visit, and more!

Summer at ZooTampa Roaring Spings water ride
Roaring Springs at ZooTampa

This summer, members can bring an extra guest for FREE, making it the BEST. SUMMER. EVER.

As one of USA Today’s top ten zoos in the United States, ZooTampa is Tampa Bay’s destination for families to come together, be entertained and connect with each other and with wildlife.

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*Presented by ZooTampa | Originally published in the May 2024 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.