Lowry Park Zoo’s annual Halloween extravaganza “Zoo Boo” is in full swing and will conclude this weekend, so hurry before you miss out on all of the fun!
If you aren’t familiar with “Zoo Boo” it is a family friendly Halloween event that takes place at dark during the month of October up through Halloween weekend at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
Guests will immediately be transformed in Halloween as they enter the main gates of the Zoo. There are Halloween decorations galore around the entire Lowry Park Zoo, for guests to feel the holiday spirit. There are several Haunted Houses around the Zoo with different levels of scare factors for all ages. There is the “Little Beasties Bungalow” for the youngest members of the family which is a happy haunted experience decorated in full Halloween décor. The “French Quarter Phantoms” is a 3-D Haunted House Experience that transforms guests into the streets of New Orleans and celebrate Mardi Gras all while seeing the spirits that once roamed the Bayou. If you are looking for a full-on scare experience check out the new haunted house “London Frightmare” and the “Tangled Terror” both located next door to each other near Lake Sharon.
Of course, what would Lowry Park Zoo at Halloween be without seeing some spooky creatures? While a lot of the animals are sleeping at night, the Stingray Bay exhibit on the Florida Boardwalk will be open, so go and stop by and pet a stingray. (On the way to Stingray Bay, look for the Bald Eagle to the left of the exhibit’s entrance) The snake exhibits are also open, so go and check them out as well. The Flying Fox Bat House in Wallaroo Station will also be open as well the Goat Yard, so take the family to pet the goats, they are very friendly and love visitors.
Also, while visiting the Wallaroo Station, check out the talking pumpkin, he has quite a few jokes to tell that will bring laughs to the entire family.
All rides are included in the admission of “Zoo Boo”, which includes the Flume of Fear, Batty Bumper Boats, the Roarin’ Roller Ghoster and many more.
Stop by the Spooky Fun Fair, to give the kids a little extra fun. Games are 50 cents per game or you can 5 games for just $2. Games include the Spooky Duck Pond, Creepy Kangaroo Stomp, Scary Bat Toss, Booshell Toss, Zombie Aim and more along with some exciting bounce houses. (FYI: You can enter the “Tangled Terror” and London Frightmare” haunted houses in the Spooky Fun Fair.
The last few dates will be October 30th through to November 1st, beginning at 7:00pm. General Admission prices are $18 for adults and $14 for children (3 years of age to 11 years of age) and children three and younger are FREE. Zoo Pass Holders will receive admission for $12.50 for adults and $10 for children and can only be purchased at the Lowry Park Zoo gate and not online. If you interested in skipping long lines the “BOOPASS” is available to get you to the front of the line. For an additional $18 per ticket (both adults and children) each guests will receive a wristband that will allow them to get to the front of the line. As you enter an attraction look for the labeled “Boo Pass” sign for the designated line to get you ahead.
Children (11 and under) are encouraged to come in costume but masks and face paint aren’t allowed.
There are several food and beverage locations open through Lowry Park Zoo as well as gift shops offering Halloween themed souvenirs.
The Lowry Park Zoo is located at 1101 W Sligh Avenue and parking is FREE for all guests.