Keeper for a Day

Be a Keeper for a Day and let our zookeepers share their passion for animals with you.

The best way to meet the animals at Busch Gardens® Tampa is to be a keeper for a day. Feel your own love for animals grow along with your understanding of the human/animal connection. Spend a day participating in the care and feeding of some of the world's most exotic animals. Share in the rewarding sense that comes from knowing you've reached across the barriers between species through the common language of love that unite us all.

This experience lasts 6.5 hours.


$249 per person plus tax, ages 13 and older.

Includes park admission and complimentary lunch.


Must be at least 13 years of age and 52 inches tall to participate. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants must be able to climb a flight of stairs, follow instructions and lift 15 lbs. This experience requires the ability to climb in and out of vehicles and walking on unpaved and uneven terrain. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance when you make your reservation. We will make accommodations as possible to enable you to enjoy your experience as Keeper for a Day.

Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 48 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation please call the Contact Center at (813) 884-4FUN.

All tours are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change without notice. Animal interactions and program components may vary.