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Food Pantry Day at HorsePower for Kids

Food Pantry Day at HorsePower for Kids is a great affordable way for families to enjoy time at this petting farm in Tampa.

Food Pantry Day occurs every Thursday and it offers FREE admission when you bring a can of food. Food will be donated to local community shelters.  One free admission per canned good.

General Admission to their farm is $7 per person (children and adults), except on special event days. Children 12 months & under are free. Pony rides are $3.


Thursday & Friday 10 am to 2pm.
Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5 pm.


NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead before heading out.

Tampa‰’s Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa‰’s Lowry Park Zoo is a must see attraction. If you’re visiting or you’re a resident of Tampa Bay, this is a great family outing that caters to younger and older children. There are numerous animals to see as you stroll around the zoo and exciting rides too.

Zoo keepers are around to share lots of fun and cool facts about the animals. Included in your admission price is a guided safari tour, family-friendly roller coaster, bumper boats, and other fun rides that you can ride as often as you would like. Most of the rides at the zoo do cater to the younger kids.

If you’re not riding a ride or strolling around the zoo, you can get up close and personal with some of the animals through the feeding areas or daily shows at the ZooVentures theatre.

The newly updated Wallaroo Station Splash Pad area will keep kids cool and entertained for hours. Interactive water features and ample room to move and play is one of the Zoo’s highlights for the younger children.

If you love your one day stay, consider enjoying the Zoo all year long with their annual pass membership.

Family-Friendly Tampa Bay Tips:

If you’re visiting, take advantage of Tampa Bay’s CityPass deal and visit Lowry Park Zoo plus other popular Tampa Bay attractions.

Take advantage of Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo’s deal of pay for a one-day ticket, come back rest of year FREE. Including our Summer Sunset Celebration, Halloween and Christmas events. Offer details, click here.

Cost: Children 2 and under are FREE.

Ranges from $22.95-$30.95 per person.

Free parking.

Price changes without notice. Visit Lowry Park Zoo for the latest info.



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Hours: Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas)

Tampa‰’s Lowry Park Zoo
7530 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 935-8552


Story Time with Donkeys at Book Swap

Listen to Farmer Tom  as he reads from his children’s book at Book Swap of Carrollwood. He will be accompanied by two miniature donkeys which are the focus of his short story, Donkeys Are Special and So Are you.  Picture time will be available with Farmer Tom and the donkeys in between reading sessions.


Cost: Free

When: Saturday, November 22nd at Noon & 1 p.m.

Where: 13144 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. 813-963-6979

Free Smithsonian Animal Exhibit at Lowry Park Zoo

The  Animal Connections: Our Journey Together exhibit provides an  interactive learning environment on board an 18-wheel truck.

The exhibit  introduces visitors about the complex relationship between humans and animals.

For more information, visit blog post here.