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Explore ZooTampa's Wellness Trail and Stingray Shores

March 1, 2024 By CityPASS

Are you ready for an unforgettable journey filled with excitement, education, and adventure? Look no further than ZooTampa at Lowry Park, where two exciting additions await: the Wellness Trail and Stingray Shores.

ZooTampa Wellness Trail.
Wellness Trail - Courtest of ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Wellness Trail: A Path to Outdoor Exploration

Embark on a one-of-a-kind adventure along ZooTampa's new Wellness Trail, created in collaboration with the Muma Children's Hospital at Tampa General Hospital (TGH). This 1-mile loop through lush greenery not only connects you with animal habitats but also provides an excellent opportunity to embrace outdoor activity and wellness.

As you stroll along the trail, you'll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the wild, with every one-eighth mile marked by signs to track your progress. It's the perfect way for families to bond while staying active.

But the Wellness Trail isn't just about exercise—it's a gateway to discovering the wonders of nature and fostering a deeper connection with the world around us. This initiative is part of a larger partnership between TGH and ZooTampa, aimed at inspiring families across the Tampa Bay area to lead more active lifestyles.

Stingray Shores at ZooTampa.
Stingray Shores - Courtesy of ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Stingray Shores: Dive into the Depths of Discovery

Prepare to be amazed as you dive into the aquatic world of Stingray Shores, ZooTampa's latest interactive habitat that had a soft opening on Feb 27, 2024. Stingray Shores offers guests the unique opportunity to touch, feed, and even get in the water with these fascinating creatures.

Home to two species of stingrays—cownose and southern—Stingray Shores features a state-of-the-art 30,000-gallon saltwater pool designed for both guests and stingrays to enjoy. Don't miss the Signature Encounter, where you can join guides and aquatics team members for an immersive experience like never before.

But Stingray Shores isn't just about entertainment—it's also a platform for education and conservation. With interpretative signage highlighting the importance of protecting stingray species and their habitats, guests can learn how to make a difference in preserving these magnificent creatures for future generations.

Stingray Shores also offers a retail shop with aquatics merchandise and opportunities to support conservation efforts.

Plan Your Adventure Today!

Whether you're seeking outdoor thrills on the Wellness Trail or diving into the depths of discovery at Stingray Shores, ZooTampa at Lowry Park promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family. With a commitment to promoting wellness, education, and conservation, every visit supports the vital work of this accredited zoological cultural attraction.

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into adventure and explore ZooTampa today! With Tampa Bay CityPASS® tickets, you can enjoy discounted admission to ZooTampa and other top attractions in the Tampa Bay area, making it easier than ever to embark on your next adventure.

Header Image Courtesy of ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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