As part of their year-long 60th-anniversary celebration, Busch Gardens has promised 52 weeks of exciting events to enjoy. This month’s lineup includes special park visits from animal lovers like Guy Harvey and Jack Hanna.
Meet Guy Harvey: May 11 & 12
On May 11 and 12, Guy Harvey will visit Busch Gardens Tampa for meet-and-greets, autograph signings, and more. The famous artist/conservationist will stop for photos and autographs in Xcursions throughout both days of his visits. You can bring your favorite Guy Harvey gear or purchase paintings/merchandise in the store for him to sign!
Meet & Greet Schedule
Saturday, May 11:
- 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
- 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Sunday, May 12:
- 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Pass Member Exclusive)
- 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
- 2:!5 PM – 4:30 PM
Guy Harvey’s Conservation Connections
Busch Gardens Tampa’s monthly speaker series will coincide with Guy Harvey’s visit on May 11 from 3:00 to 3:30 PM. Guy will discuss his conservation efforts for oceans, sharks, and other marine life at Gwazi Pavilion.
Jack Hanna Weekend: May 18 & 19
“Jungle Jack” Hanna will be visiting the park for a wild weekend on May 18 and 19. Guests can join Hanna for two days of animal shows, meet and greets, and autograph signings. The exclusive animal shows will be full of awesome animal facts and incredible tales from Jack’s many travels.
Jack will take the stage for “Wild Days” at Stanleyville Theater three times a day on both Saturday and Sunday:
- 12:00 PM
- 2:00 PM
- 4:00 PM
To get an even more personal experience with Jungle Jack, choose from two different upgrade options!
The VIP Experience with Jack Hanna costs $34.99 per person and includes:
- Private meet and greet experience after one of his shows at the Stanleyville Theater
- A commemorative photo
- Personalized autograph
- Reserved seating at one of the Wild Days showtimes.
For the ultimate animal lovers’ experience, opt for Tails & Tales with Jack Hanna. This option allows you to have up-close animal encounters in the Animal Care Center with Jack Hanna himself! You can also enjoy exclusive storytelling from Jack as well as light snacks and beverages. The Tails & Tales upgrade costs $99.99 per person.