10 Insider Tips for SWAPtember 2019 at ZooTampa, MOSI and the Florida Aquarium

The Tampa Bay area is home to some amazing attractions. Fun family times can be found at every turn. During the entire month of September, a few of Tampa Bay’s popular attractions are inviting you to swap membership during the month of September.

If you are a member of MOSI Tampa, ZooTampa at Lowry Park or The Florida Aquarium, then September may be one of your favorite months of the year! For those who have a membership, you can visit all three of these attractions for FREE from September 3-30, 2019.

Check out our 12 Insider Tips for a fun and family-friendly SWAPtember.


Insiders Guide to 2019 SWAPtember:


1. What is SWAPtember?

For almost 10 years SWAPtember has given annual members of MOSI, ZooTampa at Lowry Park and the Florida Aquarium the opportunity to explore the other attractions for free during the month of September. It has been great way to help individuals and families to experience more attractions in the Tampa Bay area, without the additional cost of entry. SWAPtember is not unique to the Tampa area. Many cities across the U.S. offer similar promotions among their popular attractions.


2. Not a member of MOSI , ZooTampa at Lowry Park or The Florida Aquarium

This is the perfect time to buy a membership to one of these attractions so you can enjoy seeing all of them this year. There are many perks to being a member and if you plan on visiting more than twice a year, it pays for itself. Discounts, special event pricing, reciprocal memberships, and more can be had with an annual membership.


3. How do you get free admission?

All you have to do is show a photo ID and current membership card from either MOSI, ZooTampa at Lowry Park or the Florida Aquarium between September 3-30, 2019 for free admission to the other participating attractions.

A primary member must be present when The Florida Aquarium or MOSI membership is used to gain access to a SWAPtember partner. Free admission maximum is equal to the total number people included on your MOSI or ZooTampa at Lowry Park Membership (i.e. a membership for 4 can get a total of 4 people in free, but one listed member must be present).


4. What about Guest Passes?

Guest Passes are not honored without a primary Member present.


5. Do we have to pay for parking? 

Parking is NOT included in SWAPtember. Parking at ZooTampa at Lowry Park and MOSI is FREE! There is a fee to park at the Florida Aquarium. (Unless you’re already a member.) Parking is currently $6.

6. Will free admission apply for school field trips or special events? 

SWAPtember is not valid for field trips, special events or special exhibits.

7. Does this apply to the ZooTampa at Lowry Park’s Pay for a Day, Come Back All Year FREE ticket?

Unfortunately, those ticket holders do not qualify to participate in Swaptember. You must be a member ignorer to participate.


8. Are there any discounts? 

SWAPtember partners do not offer discounts on food or beverages and there is no discount in the gift shop(s).


9. Any other rules? 

Each attraction has their own separate rules for SWAPtember. Please visit their website or call them for more information, as policies may change without notice. Please contact ZooTampa at Lowry Park, MOSI or the Florida Aquarium.


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ZooTampa at Lowry Park
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 935-8552

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 273- 4000

4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 987-6000




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