Amarillo Zoo
Where more than imaginations run WILD!

Founded in 1955 the Amarillo Zoo is a place to share the wonders of the animal world with kids of all ages. The beautiful 15-acre site is located in Thompson Park and features over 60 species of animals. The zoo is designed for fun and discovery and will provide a lifetime of memories. Here, you'll do more than just look...you'll experience the animal world.

Once you've finished enjoying the zoo, make sure to visit Thompson Park. Visitors will discover shaded picnic areas, playgrounds, beautiful lakes, swimming, tennis and walking trails in this 330-acre regional park.

Zoo Lights Safari

Zoo Lights Safari
December 6,7,10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21,22,23
6pm – 8pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday
6pm-9pm Friday and Saturday

The Zoo is going WILD with holiday lights and festive music. See thousands of sparkling holiday lights in trees, around railings and animated light displays. View glittering animated animals made out of lights, enjoy a hot chocolate and enjoy a holiday stroll in the Zoo.

Activities for Wednesday, December 17-, Tuesday, December 23, 2014

  • WILD Santa
    • December 19 & 23- Santa Roo
    • December 20 & 22- Tiger Claus
    • December 21- Santa Lion
  • Special Activities
    • December 19 & 20- Decorate a Cookie with one of Santa’s elves! *while supplies last
    • December 21 & 23- Fun with Fake Snow- see what bear, coyote, and bison tracks look like in the snow
  • Nightly readings of Christmas classics with special guests on:
    • December 19- Mayor Paul Harpole
    • December 20- KAMR NBC 4’s Jackie Kingston
    • December 22- Andy Chase Cundiff

Shop our Holiday “Zootique” to find the perfect gift for the animal lovers in your life:

  • Plush toys and playsets
  • Wild Bryde earrings
  • Birding books
  • Song Bird shade grown coffee
  • One-of-a-kind Animal Art painted by some of the Amarillo Zoo’s creatures

Zoo Lights Safari is a great way to thank your employees! For more information on group tickets (20 or more) call (806)381-5605.

For more information about the event or to check the activity schedule for each night, call (806)381-7911.
Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo

*Activities may change due to weather and other circumstances. Call the Zoo for more information (806)381-7911.

*Zoo animal residents will be on exhibit depending on the weather.


Happy ZOO Year!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
10:00am-12:00pm

Ring in the New Year with the Amarillo Zoo! Join us for a morning of festivites including an apple juice toast, wildlife craft, and more. Then help us count down to a special ball drop for the lions at noon!

Free with general admission.


Easter EGG-citement

Easter EGG-citement
April 4, 2015
9:30am – 3:00pm

Hop on over to the Amarillo Zoo for our annual Easter EGG-citment! event. Kids can visit one of many treat stations to receive their Easter eggs filled with candy and goodies from costumed characters like Alice, the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the March Hare, Bugs Bunny and others. Make sure to stop by and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Plus, don’t be late for a very important date … the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party!  Watch our lemurs, lions, tigers and other zoo animals enjoy their very own Easter baskets filled with special treats. All that plus live bunnies for kids to see and touch!

 $5 per person