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.

Chill Out with the Animals

Chill Out with the Animals!
Saturday, August 9, 2014
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Amarillo summers are hot, but the Amarillo Zoo will be a cool place to be on Saturday, August 9th. Come out and see how the animals beat the heat. Zoo staff will be giving the animals tasty chilled treats to cool down in the midday heat. The bobcats will enjoy frozen blood pops while the black bears will cherish blocks of ice filled with fresh berries. Lemurs and monkeys will be treated to chilled jello treats filled with tasty goodies that will encourage them to lick and nibble to free the tidbits hidden inside.

Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo


Hummingbird and Pollinators Event

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

Black-chinned Hummingbirds will be preparing for fall migration and the Zoo will be offering workshops, exhibits and presentations for folks to learn more about these fascinating little birds. Fall perennials will be on sale from Canyon’s Edge Nursery and presentation and exhibits will focus on hummingbirds, purple martins, blue birds, bees and other native backyard wildlife.

Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo

 


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)