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.

Commitment to Conservation Series

Neal Hinders Bio picture

Saturday, February 21 from 11:00am-Noon
Amarillo Zoo Education Center

“Xeriscape Gardens”

Guest Speaker Neal Hinders of Canyon’s Edge Plants

Neal is the owner of Canyon’s Edge Plants in Canyon. He has enjoyed growing plants for himself and others for more than 16 years. What started as a quest to find plants that would survive his gardening techniques has changed over the years. His interests were piqued by Texas Panhandle Native plants then Xeriscaping. He has become interested in the interaction of his gardens and what role they may have in bringing more of nature including birds, pollinators and other creatures to his yard. He likes to call this Biological Gardening.

*This program is included with regular Zoo 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


Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo!

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo!

Saturday, April 25, 2015
1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Amarillo Zoo in collaboration with area animal rescue and care organizations will host an event “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo” on Saturday, April 25 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Dogs and cats will be available looking for that forever home plus exhibits on pet health care, equine rescue, pet resources plus activities on making pet enrichment toys!