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.

If I Drew the Zoo!

If I Drew the Zoo!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:30am – Noon

Discover your creative side with all the sighs and sounds at the Amarillo Zoo. Let the animals inspire you to tap into your artistic side and create beautiful art pieces to your hearts content. Local artists and volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate various art styles and even let you try your hand at sketching, watercolors, finger painting and more! Special children’s areas will let kids express their creative sides with modeling clay, crayons and chalk.

The Zoo animals will also get into the act creating their own version of art. Some will be available for purchase!

Admissions: Free with general admission to the Zoo


Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00pm -3:00pm

Bring Mom to the Zoo on her special day! Make “kick the can” ice cream and enjoy a tasty cold treat together! The first 100 moms will recieve a free wildflower seed packet

Admission: Free with general admission to the Zoo


Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species Day
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:30am – 3:00pm

An event for people young and old to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions that you can take to help protect our disappearing wildlife. Protecting threatended wildlife today is a legacy we leave our children and grandchildren, so that all people can experience ther rich variety of wildlife throughout the world. Throughout the day there will be exhibits and activities focusing on endangered wildlife, conservation, recycling and information on what you can to to help!

Admission: Free with general admission