Saturday, June 8
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa

Gates open at 4pm | Zoo closes at 9pm
Special Cancer Survivor Ceremony at 8:15pm

Event will be held rain or shine.

Join Us for BayCare’s Cancer Survivor Event at ZooTampa!

Once again, BayCare is hosting our annual Cancer Survivor Event to honor and recognize all cancer survivors in our community and honor those we’ve lost. Wherever you fit in that journey – a survivor, a patient, a caregiver, a family member, a supportive friend – this exclusive event is for you. Join us for an action-packed evening of exciting activities for the whole family. Each cancer survivor may invite up to five family members or friends to join them for this night of celebration.

Event Highlights

In addition to enjoying exclusive open access to all zoo exhibits and rides,* guests will receive access to special activities and experiences:

Fun activities for the kids

DJs and live music

Photo stations throughout the park

Special prize drawing opportunities for all guests

A commemorative Expedition Survivor gift for all guests

A memorable cancer survivor recognition ceremony Cancer Tribute Ceremony with live music and a luminaria ceremony to honor survivors and those we’ve lost to cancer.

*Rides will begin closing around 8pm and some animals have strict schedules and early bedtimes

Featured Events and Shows

(schedule and animal appearances subject to change):

Front gate mingle | 4pm
Orangutan chat | 4:30pm
Elephant encounter | 5pm
Birds of Prey show | 5:30pm
Painted dog - bunny toss and talk | 6pm
Penguin encounter | 6:30pm
Giraffe feeding | 7-8pm
Birds of Prey show | 7pm
Special Cancer Tribute Ceremony | 8:15pm

Event T-Shirts Available for Purchase

Event t-shirts are available. Pre-order for $12 when you register online. You can pick up your t-shirt(s) at the front of the zoo near the registration area.

T-shirt for cancer survivor event


All attendees* must register for the event using the registration button below. Walk-ins the day of the event will not be permitted. The total cost per guest is $12.24 (includes $2.24 registration fee). The last day to register is May 30, 2019.

Select your preferred arrival time. Times are available on a first-come, first-served basis when you register:

Arrival Time Block 1 | 4-5pm
Arrival Time Block 2 | 5-5:45pm
Arrival Time Block 3 | 5:45 - 6:30pm 

If you plan on arriving after 6:30 pm, please select the 5:45–6:30pm arrival time. Admission after 6:30pm will be available for registered guests with tickets

After you register, you’ll receive event tickets with a unique barcode. You can print your tickets and bring them with you to the event, save your tickets to your mobile device for access during check-in, or download the Eventbrite app and present the barcode from your account page. For expedited check-in at the event, be sure to have your tickets accessible for admission into ZooTampa and the Expedition Survivor event.

BayCare is proud to host the annual Cancer Survivor Event to honor and recognize all cancer survivors in our community. You're invited to share this night to encourage all those who have won their battle over cancer. BayCare is sensitive to the feelings of all cancer patients, and the families and loved ones of those who have unfortunately passed away due to cancer. The invitations and promotional materials used for this event are intended to be general. Please share with cancer survivors you know who would benefit from attending. 

Food Vouchers

Once inside the zoo, all registered guests will receive food vouchers worth $10 of credit toward food and non-alcoholic beverages purchases inside the park. Tax will be added to the food and drink price upon purchase. Guests may enjoy additional food and refreshments throughout the park beyond the $10 credit at their own expense.

Already registered? 

Here are some tips for the day of the event:

  • Admission: Be sure to get there during your selected arrival time, and don’t forget your ticket. Admission after 6:30pm will be allowed for registered guests only.
  • Parking: Parking for the event is free, but please consider carpooling, and Uber and Lyft services to ease parking congestion. Follow all signs for event parking. A guest drop-off area will be available for handicapped guests who require additional assistance.
  • Security: The zoo uses security wand scanners and checks all bags before you can enter the zoo. For express entry, leave purses and bags at home.
  • FAQs: Visit our FAQ area for a list of frequently asked questions.
  • Be sure to follow BayCare on Facebook for updates and event information

BayCare’s Cancer Network 

Our Cancer Network represents a four-county, integrated cancer care system, made up of hospitals, surgery centers, breast centers, radiation services, mastectomy resources, cancer treatment centers, infusion, chemotherapy centers, oncology physician offices, and patient resource and support group locations. We have 15 hospitals and hundreds of facilities all dedicated to your overall health and well-being.

When it comes to cancer, early detection saves lives. We encourage men and women to see their doctors regularly and follow the national guidelines for regular cancer screenings. We have more than 1,200 primary care doctors and over 20 imaging centers conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay. Plus, BayCare’s St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive pediatric cancer services for babies and children of all ages.

Learn more about BayCare’s Cancer Network: 2018 BayCare Cancer Report.