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.

BOO at the Zoo

BOO at the Zoo
October 24 and 25
5:30pm – 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
Mysterious and unknown animals have long been a part of legend and folklore. Some animals thought at one time to be only figments of the imagination were later discovered to be real – such as the mountain gorilla, giant squids and Tasmanian wolves. Others are still rumored to be out there – waiting to be discovered like Bigfoot and the Lochness Monster. Some mythological animals were actually based on real animals like the Chupacabra, Unicorns and Werewolves. Come out to the Zoo for a journey to the unknown – see exhibits featuring living costumed recreations of such fabled creatures like the Werewolf, Bigfoot, Mothman, Minotaur, Yeti, Goatman and Chupacabra. Information exhibits will explore the legends on mermaids, unicorns, giant krakens and paranormal activities like ghosts. Also on display will be information on the real life “monsters” including the world’s largest toad and more!

No candy will be handed out on this night but you’ll have your fill of fun thrills!

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

 

 


Planting for the Planet

Planting for the Planet
Saturday, November 8, 2014
9:30am – 3:00pm

Celebrate Arbor Day by visiting the Amarillo Zoo to learn about local tree populations and habitats. Trees are an important part of our environment and you can learn how you can help at Planting for the Planet with fun activities, exhibits and presentations.


Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Smash
Saturday, November 29, 2014
9:30am – 3:00pm

Animal lovers are encouraged to get out with the kids this Thanksgiving holiday and come to the Zoo for a smashin’ good time! Watch lions, lemurs and other Zoo animals play and interact with pumpkins.

Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo