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.

Easter EGG-citment

Easter EGG-citement!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Hop on over to the Amarillo Zoo for our fifth annual Easter EGG-citement event. This annual event offers kids a chance to explore the Zoo and receive candy-filled Easter eggs from one of costumed characters. Share the day with the Alice, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts and of course the March Hare, Bugs Bunny and the guest of honor- the Easter Bunny! Plant a carrot seed garden to take home to plant in your backyard garden, pet one of our cuddly bunnies at Bunnyville. Other event highlights include:

  • Bunny Trail EggVentureJump, hop and bounce from one “eggsploration station” to the next at this spring event! Bunny Trail EggVenture is filled with all kinds of fun! Pick up a special “passport” to embark on a quest to gather colorful candy-filled eggs from one of many costumed characters. Safari-goers will get their passport punched at each egg station as they discover fun facts about our animals. At the end of the search, kids can trade in their passports for a surprise. There are no traditional Easter egg hunts at Easter EGG-citment.

* Face painting by AmaDazzle (extra fee applies).

 * Even the Zoo animals will get in on the action with eggy-enrichments. The lions,   tigers, monkeys and lemurs will be given “special egg treats” throughout the day.

    • Spider Monkeys/Lemus          10:15 am
    • Lions/Tigers                              11:15 am
    • Bears                                           1:15 pm
    • Kangaroo/Wallaby                    2:15 pm

 * Keep a look-out for the special GOLD eggs and GOLDEN rabbits hidden around the zoo. Find one and redeem it at the Admissions Booth for a special prize. (one per child)

 * Participate in our guessing game at our egg-cellent exhibit on real animal eggs including replicas of whooping crane, golden eagle, tortoise, python and new this year – a replica egg of the Elephant Bird plus other eggs from the animal kingdom.

 *Have fun at one of many special Eggy games including an egg relay, egg toss and finding colorfully wooden eggs hidden in mounds of straw.

 *Take the jelly bean challenge at the Alice and Wonderland tea party – if you dare!!

  • Kids are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets to collect goodies located throughout the Zoo.

 Admission Fee:
$5 per person


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