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'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.

Hummingbird and Pollinators Event

Hummingbird and Pollinators Festival
Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:30am – 3:00pm

The Zoo will be humming with excitement on Saturday, September 6th when the focus will be on the tiniest of our avian friends – the hummingbird! Exhibits, presentations and crafts will introduce guests to ways to make your backyard a friendly environment for hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. The fall is the height of the migration season for thousands of hummingbirds that pass through our state. The most common species in the Texas Panhandle is the Black-chinned hummingbird, but others like the Rufous and the Calliope are often seen at area feeders. Experts will be on hand to share their knowledge of hummingbird identification, planting gardens to attract butterflies and how to attract Purple Martins.  Looking for fall plants to add to or begin a wildlife garden? Then be sure to check out the plants that will be on sale by Canyon’s Edge Plants.


  • Purple Martin Conservation Association
  • Canyon’s Edge Plants
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife – Nature Trackers
  • Oklahoma/Panhandle Girl Scout Council
  • Attracting Panhandle Bats
  • Insect Pollinators -  The good bugs. Texas A&M AgriLife Research



  • 10:15am  “Hummingbirds – Myth Magic and Mystery” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife
  • 11:15am “Planting to attract Butterflies” – Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge Plants
  • 1:30pm “Hummingbirds and Native Plants” – Mark Klym – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Other Fun Stuff:

  • Live Music with Andy Chase Cundiff
  • Face Painting
  • Plant Sale
  • Hummingbird related gifts for sale
  • Make & Take craft tent for kids

The event is free with Zoo admission:

Adult (13-61)  $4
Senior (62 and up) $3
Children (3-12) $2
2 and Under Free




Day of Honor

Day of Honor
September 11, 2014
9:30am – 5:00pm

On September 11, 2014 the Zoo presents its Day of Honor. We salute the men and women who serve our nation and communities with free admission for veterans and members of our armed forces as will as active and retired police, fire and ambulance personnel and emergency responders (identification of active or retired status must be shown to receive free admission)


BOO at the Zoo

BOO at the Zoo
October 24 and 25
6pm – 9pm
October 26
Noon – 5pm

Looking for an “un-BOO-lievably” wild way to celebrate Halloween? Then make plans to join the aniamls for an evening of not-so-scary, high spirited Halloween fun!

Admission – $5 per person/non-member
$4 per person/member

Amarillo Zoo’s MONSTERS!
Friday, October 31
6pm – 9pm
Details coming soon!!