Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay offers a unique blend of world-class roller coasters, live shows and more than 12,000 animals.

Stay & Play Park Admission

Add park admission to your Zoo School experience

Enjoy the whole park after Zoo School

Zoo School participants can buy discounted tickets to stay and play in the park after their Zoo School program. This is a self-guided adventure only valid on the same day from 2:00 p.m.- park closing. Your educators will escort you out of the park after your Zoo School program, so that you may re-enter with your Stay & Play park admission tickets and enjoy all of the fun that Busch Gardens® has to offer.



Price per students: $35 (in addition to Zoo School fee)


  • One FREE classroom teacher per Zoo School classroom
  • One additional FREE Chaperone per 15 paid students
  • Additional Chaperones: $35 (in addition to the Zoo School fee)

Chaperones are required for school field trips. Maximum chaperones (including teachers, free & paying chaperones) is ONE per FOUR students. 

All pricing and programs are subject to change, availability and cancellation. Stay & Play admission pricing requires an advance reservation and is valid same-day as the Zoo School program only. All prices are subject to an applicable 7% Florida sales tax unless current tax-exempt certificate is provided.

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    Register for Zoo School

    Zoo School is available on select weekdays.

    Call 813-884-4FUN(4386) to check availability and register for Zoo School.