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.

MONSTERS

“MONSTERS” event offers Halloween fun and thrills!

Friday, October 31, 2014

 6:00pm – 9:00pm

 MONSTERS will be appearing at the Amarillo Zoo this Friday, October 31st from 6:00pm – 9:00pm for a special Halloween thrill for both young and old. Discover creatures that are unknown, undiscovered or maybe just part of legend and folklore.  Some of our regular zoo animals will be off-exhibit this evening so we can utilize their enclosures to safely display live costumed recreations of the legendary Yeti, Chupcabara, Werewolf, Mothman, Bigfoot and the Louisiana Goat Man. Plus, through the use of replicas, photos, eye witness accounts you can venture into the wild world of mythical creatures like vampires, mermaids, unicorns, dragons and more. Were these animals real? Learn that unicorns were based on real life animals with a 5 foot horn or that 12 foot dragons really do exist! For one night only, learn about creatures that were once thought to be imagined, creatures behind the myths and creatures yet to be discovered! From the supernatural to things that make you say “Ew!” to one-of-a-kind pieces of animal art, MONSTERS is sure to give you a thrill!

This event is geared for children but can also be fun for adults.

Candy will be handed out while supplies last! 

 Friday, October 31, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$5.00 per person

 For more information call 381-7911 or visit the Zoo’s website at www.amarillozoo.org.

The Zoo is located at NE 24th Ave and Dumas Highway inside Thompson Park

Special Thanks to our Gold sponsor McDonalds, Silver Sponsor Amarillo National Bank, Supporting sponsors Sonic and Xcel Energy.

 

 

 


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


Zoo Lights Safari

Zoo Lights Safari
December 6,7,10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21,22,23
6pm – 9pm

The Zoo is going WILD with holiday lights and festive music. See thousands of sparkling holiday lights in trees, around railings and animated light displays. View glittering animated animals made out of lights, enjoy a hot chocolate and enjoy a holiday stroll in the Zoo.

Admission – Free with general admission to the Zoo